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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.


Is Mexicos COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Failing?
According to data analysis from the Council of the Americas, only about 2.6% of the Mexican population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And many experts consider that the slow progress of vaccinations in Mexico represent a failure of the government’s strategy to face the pandemic.
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AZ Opens Another Mass Vaccination Site, But Demand Is Slowing
COVID-19 vaccinations began Thursday at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The events facility is the newest mass vaccination site from Arizona’s Department of Health Services. But it opens as demand for vaccines in Arizona is slowing.
April 22, 2021
Alcohol Use Among Older Adults Increasing During Pandemic
Over the course of the last year, alcohol consumption is up. Some people use it to cope with anxiety or stress. This is especially true among some older adults.
April 22, 2021
Pima County Asks FEMA For Mobile Vaccines Instead Of Big Site
A plan to establish a large federally supported mass vaccination site in metro Tucson is being shelved. Officials said Pima County is pivoting to ask the agency for mobile sites capable of providing about 300 shots daily to reach populations that could use help getting vaccinated.
April 22, 2021
As B.1.1.7 Variant Becomes Dominant In Arizona, Younger People Are At Risk
Arizona’s daily COVID-19 case counts are still low compared to the state's winter peak. But a more transmissible strain continues to spread in Arizona and younger people may now be more at risk.
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April 21, 2021
Valley Nonprofit To Plant Trees, Commemorate COVID-19 Victims
An Arizona nonprofit is planting trees to provide shade and other benefits for another nonprofit. The trees will also be memorials to victims of COVID-19.
April 21, 2021
Study: Meatpacking Plants Cause $11.2B In Negative Economic Impact
More than 330,000 COVID-19 cases are attributable to meatpacking plants, resulting in $11.2 billion in economic damage.
April 21, 2021
AMLO Receives Vaccine, Urges Other Older Mexicans To Follow Suit
Mexico’s president publicly received a coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, in part to encourage other older Mexicans to get their shots. Mexico, like much of the world, is vaccinating its population much more slowly than the United States and other rich countries, which account for the vast majority of doses given so far.
April 20, 2021
Arizonas Vaccination Rate Is Falling Behind U.S. Average
More than half of U.S. adults have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But the rate is lower among Arizonans. And Arizona is slipping in nationwide rankings of state vaccination rates.
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April 20, 2021
Disease Expert: Vaccinated Population Still Needs To Mask Up
There is concern that while vaccines protect the recipient from contracting COVID-19, there are still unknowns concerning the rate of transmission by the vaccinated population.
April 20, 2021
Bus Schedules Have Been A Challenge For AZ Schools
When Gov. Doug Ducey announced in March that more students can return to schools, districts had to make adjustments — and not just to classrooms. Buses also presented a challenge. Some districts had already been facing driver shortages — an issue that was only exacerbated by the pandemic.
April 20, 2021
Phoenix Symphony Musicians Play On Even While Furloughed
Last March, the pandemic forced the Phoenix Symphony to cancel all of its official performances and furlough all 64 of its musicians. But even without regular paychecks, the musicians have stayed committed to bringing their art to Arizonans — especially those who most need it.
April 19, 2021
Ducey: No More Mask Mandate For Schools
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order that rescinds the state’s mask mandate in schools. This action comes as nearly 2 million Arizonans, including teachers and school staff, are fully vaccinated against the virus, Ducey said in a Monday statement.
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April 19, 2021
For First Time In Nearly A Year, Sonora Logs No Daily COVID-19 Deaths
As far as good news goes, it’s fairly grim, but neighboring Sonora did not log a single COVID-19-related death on Sunday. The last day zero new officially confirmed deaths were added was May 8, 2020.
April 19, 2021
$21M For Schools To Hire Counselors, Social Workers
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has announced she’s allocating $21.3 million to hire more school counselors and social workers statewide as part of the School Safety Grant program.
April 19, 2021
Mexico Enters The U.S. Treasury Monitoring List
During the last month, the Mexican peso has gained strength in the exchange market, going from about 21 units per dollar to somewhere above 19. The U.S. Treasury plans to have a closer look at Mexico's currency practices.
April 19, 2021
UA To Move Its COVID-19 Vaccination Site Indoors
The University of Arizona announced it will be moving its COVID-19 vaccine operations indoors at the end of the month, officials said during a Monday press conference.
April 19, 2021
Did No-Bid Contract Bring Increased Vaccination Rates To One Phoenix ZIP Code?
Arizona recently poured $1.2 million into a pilot program designed to increase vaccinations in one low-income, Hispanic ZIP code. The state awarded a no-bid contract to Mario Diaz, a former campaign consultant for Gov. Doug Ducey, and $1.2 million later, the 85009 ZIP code is still at the bottom of the list.
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April 19, 2021
Expert: Vaccinated People Still Need To Be Careful
As of Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s statistics show that over 50% of adults in America have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. However, the University of Arizona’s Dr. Shad Marvasti says it’s important to remember that it’s still possible to get COVID-19, even after vaccination.
April 19, 2021
Humble Concerned About Long-Term Pause On J&J Vaccine
Former state health director Will Humble says Arizona made the right choice to suspend the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. But Humble is concerned about the possible public health impact if the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were to be kept on hold long-term.
April 19, 2021
Glendale Public Libraries To Fully Reopen Monday
Public libraries in Glendale fully reopen on Monday after months of limited capacity and modified service. For months, public libraries in Glendale were only offering curbside pickup, or only checking out popular books.
April 18, 2021