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Arizona COVID-19 News

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.


Pima County Supervisors Vote to Drop Mask Mandate
Pima County’s board of supervisors voted to rescind its mask mandate, just a day after the CDC issued guidance easing mask recommendations for people vaccinated against COVID-19. From the Fronteras Desk in Tucson, KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports.
Vaccinations For 50- To 59-Year-Olds To Begin Soon In Mexico
Nearly 18 million doses have been administered in Mexico so far, and the effort is moving a little over five times slower than in the neighboring United States.
May 2, 2021
More AZ Doctors Offices Will Provide COVID-19 Vaccines
Nearly 3 million Arizonans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. And more than a quarter of them got their shots at a state-run mass vaccination site. But it will soon be easier to get the vaccine from your doctor in Arizona.
April 30, 2021
State Director Of Health Services Details How AZ Can Up Its Vaccination Rate
The number of Arizonans getting vaccinated continues to grow, but the rate has leveled off. To learn more about steps the state is taking to regain momentum, The Show spoke with Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services.
April 30, 2021
South African COVID-19 Variety Detected In Sonora
A South African variant of COVID-19 was detected for the first time in Mexico this week — including one case in neighboring Sonora.
April 29, 2021
Sky Harbor Sees Passenger Increase For The First Time Since 2020
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is reporting an increase in passenger traffic compared to a year ago. Cargo numbers are also doing well.
April 29, 2021
Expert Hopes Vaccine Options Will Lower COVID-19 Cases
For weeks, COVID-19 cases in Arizona have held steady at 600-700 per day, as slackening vaccination rates contend with the dominant — and more infectious — U.K. variant. But some experts see signs of hope on the horizon.
April 28, 2021
Grocery Worker Talks About Her Job During Pandemic
Grocery stores have been open throughout the pandemic, and workers in those stores have been considered essential. The Show spoke with one worker to get a better sense of what it's been like to work in a grocery store during the pandemic.
April 28, 2021
How Will Phoenix City Council Spend Once In A Lifetime Money?
Arizona’s largest city expects to get two American Rescue Plan payments totaling $416 million. Childcare, rent and utility assistance and small business grants are common themes among some Phoenix council members when it comes to spending federal funds.
April 28, 2021
Blacks, Hispanics Unduly Affected By COVID-19-Worsening Conditions
Members of racial and ethnic minority groups face a higher risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, due in part to underlying conditions. New research from the National Center for Health Statistics looks at the prevalence of pre-existing conditions in the U.S. before the pandemic.
April 28, 2021
State-Run Vaccine Sites All Taking Walk-Ins Now
If you need a COVID-19 vaccine you’ll no longer need an appointment at state-run sites. Arizona’s health department says it has plenty of supply for walk-ins.
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April 27, 2021
UA Mobile Clinics Aim To Get Vaccine To Rural Areas
With demand for COVID-19 vaccines slowing down, the University of Arizona will put more focus on vaccination efforts for underserved and rural communities.
April 26, 2021
Second Doses For Elderly, Rural Sonorans Arrive
Well over 400,000 doses have been administered in the state, though that's far behind the 4.9 million in neighboring Arizona.
April 26, 2021
President Biden Ratifies New Mexican Ambassador
President Joe Biden has ratified Mexico’s new ambassador in Washington. The ambassador has served as a public official for decades and many analysts consider him a close ally to Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
April 26, 2021
Phoenix Debates How To Spend $416M In Federal Funds
Phoenix is working on ways to spend $416 million from the American Rescue Plan, also known as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package.
April 26, 2021
Mesa District Parents Concerned About New Mask Rules
Last week Mesa Public Schools announced that it will phase out mask wearing in its schools and on buses. The district said it will address the concerns of parents and staff in this process, and if it sees an increase in cases, take action. But this has some parents and teachers in the district concerned.
April 26, 2021
Infectious Disease Expert Optimistic About Future
As more Arizonans get vaccinated and COVID-related restrictions are loosened around the state, many are asking when the pandemic may end, and when life may get back to some semblance of normal.
April 26, 2021
COVID-19 Changed The Trajectory Of Some NAU Nursing Students
A year ago, nursing faculty at Northern Arizona University had to hustle to get students clinical placements — a requirement of the nursing program. But COVID-19 had shut everything down. So, the students started working with older adults over the phone to complete the program.
April 26, 2021
Phoenix Fares Better Than Nation For Self-Isolation Homes
A new report finds Phoenix fares better than the national average when it comes to household size and self-isolation.
April 26, 2021
Bidens Immigration Promises Bring Disappointment, Negotiations And Accusations
President Joe Biden ends the first 100 days of his presidency next week, a traditional honeymoon period when presidents lay out the first big agenda items of their term. KJZZ reporters bring you a series looking at how decisions in those key points will affect Arizona, starting with the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
April 26, 2021
Crossings Continue Steady Rise At AZ Ports
Though pandemic restrictions remain in place, crossings at Arizona border ports continue to steadily increase. They still remain far below historic averages. Truck crossings, which aren't impacted by the restrictions, are actually up 13% for the first quarter of 2021.
April 26, 2021