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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.


UA complying with federal order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for workers
The state’s three public universities, including the University of Arizona, announced last Friday that they would be requiring COVID-19 vaccines for their employees. The decision was based in part on the university's federal contracts which provide hundreds of millions dollars of support to its research program, said UA president Robert Robbins.
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Boas: How Duceys political pandering is putting state funds at risk
Gov. Doug Ducey ran into public opposition — and now legal opposition, as well — for his attempts to distribute federal COVID-19-related funding in a way that aligns with his political views. In a weekend column, Bob Robb of the Republic argued that Ducey was focused too much on political pandering with that approach.
Oct. 18, 2021
Arizona program to help needy families pay utility bills
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is launching a program to offer $36 million of assistance to help households pay utility bills. The program is aimed at helping low income households and those who hold debt due to utilities.
Oct. 18, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines decline over time, study shows
A recent study in the Lancet Medical Journal found that the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine declines after a few months, signaling the need for booster shots.
Oct. 17, 2021
NAU, ASU, UA will require vaccinations for employees
Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona announced Friday that all employees must be fully vaccinated by early December.
Oct. 15, 2021
Expert panel dives deep into COVID-19’s murky origins
Almost two years after China reported the first known case of COVID-19, experts still cannot confirm how the pandemic began. The journal Science recently convened four experts who debated the likely scenarios.
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Oct. 15, 2021
Health expert: Pandemics end relies on everyones efforts
We are now nearing the two-year mark from when COVID-19 was first discovered. And new cases are beginning to wane nationwide. So are we beginning to reach a point, once again, where the end of the pandemic is finally in sight?
Oct. 14, 2021
AZ hospitals remain busy as COVID-19 slows
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are gradually slowing down in Arizona. But health care facilities remain extremely busy statewide.
Oct. 13, 2021
Preliminary figures show AZ student counts rebounding from COVID-19
Arizona’s K-12 public schools experienced a dip in student enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic, but preliminary student count numbers released Wednesday show signs of recovery.
Oct. 13, 2021
Booster shots drive uptick in demand for vaccines in AZ
About half of doses administered in Maricopa County recently were booster shots. Meanwhile, county data shows demand for first doses has slowed.
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Oct. 12, 2021
Q&AZ: Which cultural institutions require vaccinations?
Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What are the mask and vaccination requirements for Phoenix cultural institutions like the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Art Museum?
Oct. 11, 2021
AZDHS reports 2,300+ COVID-19 cases, but third wave is slowing
Arizona on Saturday reported more than 2,300 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday, but virus-based metrics are slowing down from the peak of the recent third wave.
Oct. 9, 2021
Tempe is loosening vaccine requirement for concerts and outdoor events
The Tempe City Council is loosening requirements to attend concerts at the Tempe Center for the Arts and large outdoor events.
Oct. 9, 2021
Pfizer seeks emergency authorization for COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11
Pfizer is seeking emergency U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccination for kids between the ages of 5 and 11. Dr. Shad Marvasti with the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix says if the vaccine is approved, it will be a game changer.
Oct. 8, 2021
Ducey rejects federal warning that hes misspending COVID-19 funds
Gov. Doug Ducey told the Arizona Republic he has “no plan” to alter two school grant programs that U.S. Treasury Department officials say violate federal spending rules.
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Oct. 7, 2021
Some hotels say parks policy is costing them business
Nineteen months into the pandemic, Phoenix is the only Arizona city that does not allow out of state teams to play at city-owned sports facilities.
Oct. 7, 2021
Pandemic shortages affect funeral homes, cemeteries
The pandemic has led to supply struggles for almost every industry. That is no different for funeral homes and cemeteries. The troubles with supply chains and higher demands for burials has led to problems for those who had to plan funerals during the pandemic.
Oct. 6, 2021
Arizona hospitals are busier than ever
Hospital ICU beds in the state were 94% full as of this week, an all-time high for the pandemic. There are also more emergency department beds in use now than there were during the pandemic’s winter peak.
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Oct. 6, 2021
Treasury Department says Arizona must stop COVID-19 grants for schools without mask mandates
The U.S. Treasury Department ordered Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to stop using federal COVID-19 relief funds to pay for two school grant programs that discourage public schools from issuing mask mandates.
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Oct. 5, 2021
Hotels around AZ lost millions of revenue due to pandemic
Hotels in both Phoenix and Arizona as a whole have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue because of the pandemic.
Oct. 5, 2021
A tight labor market means companies are offering higher pay, more perks for employees
Nearly 90% of companies have added employee perks since the pandemic began, according to Robert Half’s 2022 Salary Guide. The annual report lists compensation for more than 500 positions across various industries.
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Oct. 5, 2021