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The vaccine, case and testing data in this map comes from the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the population estimates come from the U.S. Census Bureau. You can learn more about the outbreak in Arizona at the Department of Health Services' website.

The Arizona county map shows the number of vaccine doses administered for every 100 residents, and you can click on each county for additional vaccine and testing information, including resources for accessing vaccines. PCR and serological tests are included in the test total.

Clicking on the “Deaths” or “Cases” buttons on the right will bring up circles that visualize both the total count as well as the county-level rate. Clicking on the circles will show more detailed information.


Retail Industry: Vaccination Key To Further Economic Recovery
As stores like Target, Lowe’s and Home Depot require masks again for employees, the nation’s biggest retail trade association says vaccination is key to further economic recovery.
Study: Delta Surge Doesnt Change Unvaccinated Peoples Views
Concerns over the COVID-19 delta variant surge have driven some schools to defy the Arizona governor and require masks indoors. But according to polls and research by the Kaiser Family Foundation, it has yet to budge the needle for many unvaccinated Americans.
Aug. 4, 2021
Judge Schedules Oral Arguments In School Mask Mandate Suit
Oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by a biology teacher over a mask mandate by the Phoenix Union High School District have been scheduled for Aug. 13. A Wednesday morning hearing in a legal fight over whether Phoenix Union has authority to force mask use in classrooms took less than 20 minutes and was mostly procedural.
Aug. 4, 2021
These Are The AZ Districts Requiring Masks
As the 2021-2022 school year begins in Arizona, some school districts will require all students, staff and visitors wear face coverings despite a new state law that bans public schools from doing this. Here are the districts that have announced mask policies so far.
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Aug. 4, 2021
How New Eviction Moratorium May Impact Arizona Renters
The Biden administration has extended the CDC's eviction moratorium, just a few days after it expired over the weekend. To learn what this extension might mean for Arizona renters, The Show spoke with Pamela Bridge, an attorney and the director of litigation and advocacy at Community Legal Services.
Aug. 4, 2021
Public Health Professor: Research Shows Vaccine Mandates Work
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law banning mask and vaccine mandates in the public sphere. But an increasing number of school districts across the state are pushing back, and experts like Karen Mulligan are calling for enforced mandates.
Aug. 4, 2021
2 More Phoenix School Districts To Require Masks
The Osborn and Roosevelt elementary school districts are the latest to issue mask mandates for their students and staff in response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and the more transmissible delta variant.
Aug. 3, 2021
Vaccinated State Lawmaker Tests Positive For COVID-19
A vaccinated Arizona state lawmaker announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Aug. 3, 2021
Banner Health Reports Soaring COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Arizona is now averaging more than 1,800 new COVID-19 infections per day — the most the state has reported since mid-February. And Arizona's hospitals are feeling the strain of the latest surge.
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Aug. 3, 2021
Teacher Files Lawsuit Against Phoenix District Over Mask Mandate
A teacher has filed a lawsuit against the Phoenix Union High School District over a mask mandate it issued last week.
Aug. 3, 2021
How COVID-19 Could Be Here To Stay
One theory we’re hearing from public health experts is that we are headed toward a world in which COVID-19 is endemic and no longer a pandemic. That means, for one, that this new coronavirus is here to stay, but it also could mean it won’t be such a life-disrupting force.
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Aug. 3, 2021
Experts Call For Enforced Virus Restrictions In Schools
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law banning mask mandates, but the Phoenix Union High School District — and now the Phoenix Elementary School District — is requiring all students and staff to wear masks while on campus. And local doctors are siding with the schools’ decisions.
Aug. 3, 2021
Phoenix Elementary Becomes 2nd AZ School District To Mandate Masks
After hearing from more than a dozen parents and teachers concerned about students' and staff safety amidst the growing number of COVID-19 cases and the delta variant, the Phoenix Elementary School District's governing board voted to re-instate its mask mandate despite a new state law prohibiting this.
Aug. 3, 2021
Funds, Options For Testing Available As Schools Reopen
Even as delta surges, Arizona law requires schools to resume in-person classes and bars them from mandating masks or vaccinations. But there is some good news, says Will Humble of the Arizona Public Health Association.
Aug. 2, 2021
Rising COVID-19 Puts School Boards In Tough Spot
Gov. Doug Ducey has banned Arizona schools from issuing mask mandates — a move many schools and organizations are criticizing as districts welcome students back to the classroom.
Phoenix Elementary District To Mandate Masks
Aug. 2, 2021
NAU Launches Vaccine Incentive Program For Students
Under a new state law, Arizona public universities are prohibited from requiring students to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But Northern Arizona University is hoping to motivate students to get them by offering prizes as a part of its new Jacks are Vaxxed incentive program.
Aug. 2, 2021
Beyond COVID Vaccines, mRNA Could Transform Treatments
Although coronavirus vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer put mRNA in the public spotlight, using messenger RNA in treatments and vaccines isn’t a new idea. Now, with the coronavirus providing the biggest and fastest proof-of-concept in history, the tiny molecule could move from DNA understudy to top bioscience billing.
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Aug. 2, 2021
Coronavirus Cases Climb; Local Health Professionals Urge Vaccines
The Arizona Department of Health Services Sunday added 2,306 confirmed coronavirus infections to its daily dashboard. It’s the second day in a row more than 2,000 new cases have been reported.
Aug. 1, 2021
San Carlos, Guaymas Pandemic Closures Contrast With Previous Measures
While enforcement appears to be more lax, one San Carlos business owner says his establishment and others will voluntarily comply with the stricter rules.
July 30, 2021
Arizona Reports Most COVID-19 Cases Since March
Arizona reported 1,965 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the most in a single day since early March, as virus-related hospitalizations continued to climb. The additional infections and 24 deaths reported Friday increased the state's pandemic totals to 925,169 cases and 18,224 deaths.
July 30, 2021
How Wildfires Make COVID-19 Worse In The West
A research team at the Desert Research Institute in Nevada is connecting the dots between two events plaguing the West: COVID-19 vulnerability and wildfires.
July 30, 2021