Latest News on Coronavirus Disease

Latest News on Coronavirus Disease

The case and testing data in this map comes from the Arizona Department of Health Services, while the 2019 population estimates come from the U.S. Census Bureau. KJZZ is regularly updating as new COVID-19 data becomes available, but you can learn more about the outbreak in Arizona at the Department of Health Services's website

All death counts come from Health Services, with the exception of those from Greenlee County, which comes directly from its health department. Its death count is registered as “< 3” by AZDHS, but their health department provides a specific count.

The number of cases in each county are represented by the yellow circles currently shown. On the right, select "Deaths" to display the number of people who have died in each county with red circles. The county-level and state test totals include both PCR and serological test counts.

Click on each circle to get additional information, as well as a link to that county's health department or COVID-19 website. To get testing or death rate data, click on the county when its boundary is highlighted. All information provided here is current through the date shown in the legend in the top right corner and in each pop-up window.

 

Federal Authorities Anticipate Spike In Fake Vaccines
The investigative arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement says a spike in fake COVID-19 vaccines is on the horizon, and it aims to stop criminal groups trying to cash-in on the pandemic.
2 hours ago
Boas: HB 2910 Gives Educators, Parents Some Clarity
The state’s K-12 schools will remain closed until at least April 10, leaving educators, students and parents feeling a lot of uncertainty. A bit of that was quelled late last week when lawmakers unanimously approved HB 2910.
March 23, 2020
Closures Cause Spike In Jobless Claims, Keep HR Managers Busy
Arizona saw a nearly 10% jump in jobless claims last week. The figures are so startling that the Trump administration is asking states not to make their statistics public at least until federal numbers come out late this week.
March 23, 2020
What To Expect This Week From The Arizona Legislature
There was some hope last week that the legislature would pass a so-called "baseline budget" and either adjourn their session or take some time off. But legislators will be back at the Capitol today.
March 23, 2020
Why AZs COVID-19 Numbers Are Increasing So Quickly
A week ago, we had 18 cases in Arizona. As of Monday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reports 234 cases and two deaths. The Maricopa County Public Health Department director explains why the jump was expected.
March 23, 2020
Ducey Requests Federal Funding For National Guard
Gov. Doug Ducey wants federal dollars and an expanded role for the Arizona National Guard, saying the citizens, economy and infrastructure of the state have been "catastrophically affected" by COVID-19.
March 23, 2020
WATCH: White House Coronavirus Briefings, Week Of March 23
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings.
March 23, 2020
ICE: Lawyers Must Bring Their Own Protective Gear To Detention Centers
Attorneys wanting to visit clients inside immigration detention centers now have to bring their own gear to protect against the coronavirus.The American Immigration Lawyers Association says the rule will cut people off from their legal counsel.
March 22, 2020
Arizona PBS, ASU Offer Free Educational Material For Students
With schools closed for at least three more weeks, Arizona PBS has partnered with public television stations across the country to provide free educational content broadcast over the air to Arizona families.
March 22, 2020
AZ To Start Taking Applications For New Unemployment Benefits
Arizonans out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic can start applying for unemployment benefits on Monday. Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent actions to raise access to unemployment benefits for people who face financial hardship because of COVID-19 is retroactive to March 11.
Daily Updates On Arizona Coronavirus Cases, Deaths
March 22, 2020
More People In Parks Are Hurting Social Distancing Measures
As restaurants and bars remain shuttered and public health officials discourage group gatherings, Arizonans are flocking to the state’s parks. Now, some of those parks have been jam-packed with people — eliminating any benefit of social distancing. Maricopa County Parks Director R.J. Cardin says park employees will be out to keep the crowds safely distanced — and this may lead to long lines for park visitors.
March 22, 2020
U.S. Attorney For Arizona Vows Crackdown On Coronavirus Scams
In a news release, U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey said the chief of a white-collar crimes unit has been tapped to serve as the COVID-19 Fraud Coordinator. Bailey vowed to catch and prosecute anyone illegally leveraging the public health crisis to make a profit.
March 22, 2020
Havasupai Tribe Declares State Of Emergency
The Havasupai Tribe has declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus, which has not yet spread to the community of 700 that lives at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
March 22, 2020
Updates On Arizona Coronavirus Cases, Deaths
Health officials have confirmed the death of a second person in Arizona from the coronavirus. The Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health say the man who died was in his 70s and had underlying health conditions.
March 22, 2020
AZ Gets Critical Medical Supplies From National Stockpile
Arizona has received tens of thousands of N95 masks, face shields, gloves, and surgical gowns from a federal stockpile. They will be distributed to individual counties on Monday.
March 21, 2020
McSally And Sinema Set Up Coronavirus Information Sites
Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema have both set up websites with information for Arizonans affected by the medical, economic and social effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
March 21, 2020
Researchers Cautiously Optimistic About Potential Coronavirus Treatment
Researchers think a drug used to treat malaria and the auto-immune disorder lupus shows promise for treating patients with COVID-19 — but more research still needs to be done.
March 21, 2020
After Criticizing Gallego, Phoenix Council Shows Solidarity
When Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego declared an emergency Tuesday and ordered all bars and restaurants to stop dine-in food services, she used the phrase "great emergency." And that didn’t sit well with many council members.
March 20, 2020
Ducey Issues Executive Order To Loosen Unemployment Benefits Restrictions
Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Friday afternoon that loosens restrictions on who can access unemployment benefits during the pandemic.
March 20, 2020
Nogales Migrant Aid Group Changes Protocol To Avoid Spread Of Coronavirus
Kino Border Initiative, a migrant aid group that has been working in Nogales, Sonora, for more than a decade, is adjusting its operations to protect migrants, staff and volunteers from the spread of the coronavirus.
March 20, 2020
Arizona Marine Corps Base Confirms COVID-19 Case
A Marine assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma tested positive for COVID-19. The base was awaiting test results for at least 11 Marines, and an additional 150 had been restricted to the base. The base is enforcing social distancing as much as possible.
March 20, 2020

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