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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.


Cartwright, Litchfield School Districts Launching Virtual Schools
The Cartwright and Litchfield elementary school districts in the West Valley are launching new virtual schools for students and families who want to remain learning from home for health reasons or a desire for more flexibility, even as COVID-19 subsides.
After 2 Weeks At Green, Sonora’s COVID-19 Risk Rises
State officials are worried about a third wave brought on travel during Holy Week, and there are some indications that it may be building now.
March 29, 2021
Colleges Unclear On Whether They Can Require Vaccine
Arizona college students can get COVID-19 vaccines now that the state has started vaccinating the general public, but it’s still unclear whether Arizona colleges and universities will make the vaccines mandatory.
March 29, 2021
AZ House, Senate Lift Mask Requirements For Lawmakers
Arizona Senate Republicans on Monday suspended a rule requiring masks be worn in the chamber over the pleas of their Democratic colleagues, who warned it was too soon to let up on a simple measure that helps stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
March 29, 2021
ASU To Hold In-Person And Virtual Commencements
Arizona State University has announced that it will have in-person and virtual options for its spring commencement on May 3. In-person events will be limited to graduates only.
March 29, 2021
Report: Human Rights Watch Exposes Nursing Home Neglect
One of the leading organizations known for investigating human rights abuses around the globe issued a new report this week about nursing home neglect in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 29, 2021
Program Connects Lonely AZ Seniors Using Tech
Loneliness and isolation are still issues affecting older adults. Despite progress being made with the vaccine rollout in Arizona, life is not going back to normal for seniors just yet. Now one organization is trying to eliminate loneliness and isolation using technology.
March 29, 2021
Ability 360 Plans To Host Vaccination Event For People With Disabilities
Last week’s news that the coronavirus vaccine would be made available to anyone over the age of 16 was a relief and a source of frustration for some in the Arizona disability community.
March 29, 2021
Local Mask Mandates Are Gone. Heres How One Arizona Business Owner Is Handling It
Matthew O’Brien runs the Sagebrush AZ, an exotic boutique plant shop in downtown Mesa. His store will continue to require masks, and he says he expects "a level of compassion" from customers.
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March 29, 2021
Yuma Civic Center Opens As State-Run Vaccination Site Monday
Starting Monday, Arizona begins operations at its fourth state run COVID-19 vaccination site at the Yuma Civic Center. The location is in an effort to increase rural vaccinations.
March 29, 2021
Why The Pandemic Has Led To A Global Shortage Of Microchips
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global shortage of microchips. To address that, Intel announced it will vastly expand its Arizona-based manufacturing plants, including hiring thousands of new employees. The announcement comes just weeks after a Valley-based microchip manufacturer announced massive layoffs.
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March 29, 2021
Pima Health Director Prepared For FEMA Help With Vaccine Site
Pima County is slated to open a vaccination points of dispensing site in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of the effort to help vaccinate underserved communities.
March 29, 2021
Flagstaff City Council Pushes Back On Gov. Duceys Mask Rules
Flagstaff City Council released a statement Friday objecting to Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent executive order and stating that the city does not plan to remove its current COVID-19 policies.
March 27, 2021
Corrections: 12% Of Prison Population Has Received 1st Dose
The Arizona Department of Corrections says it has received 3,940 doses of vaccine and so far more than 3,300 doses have been administered in state prisons. The two-dose Moderna vaccine is currently being offered to inmates, but the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine is being offered to the inmate wildland fire crews.
March 27, 2021
Federal Vaccines Coming To Pima County, Local Grocery Stores
Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ announced Friday that the state is allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to distribute vaccinations to underserved areas in Pima County. But the partnership with Pima County comes with some requirements from the state.
March 26, 2021
Mexicos 200K Official COVID-19 Deaths Likely Significant Undercount
Mexico officially surpassed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus Thursday, the third highest toll in the world — after the United States and Brazil. But that number is likely a significant undercount because the country’s testing rate is so low.
March 26, 2021
Outdoor Vaccine Site To Become Indoor Drive-Thru
An outdoor state-run COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Chandler will be replaced April 5 by a drive-thru operation inside a large business warehouse in Mesa in advance of approaching hot weather, the Department of Health Services announced Friday.
March 26, 2021
Vaccines To Be Administered At Drive-Thru Sites In Hermosillo
COVID-19 vaccines are slowly rolling out for older adults in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, with the first doses in the state capital Hermosillo expected to arrive within the next week. Many of those vaccines may be administered at newly approved drive-thru sites.
March 26, 2021
In Long-Term Care, Some Good News After Painful Start To Year
Roughly three months ago, things were not looking good at most long-term care facilities. Cases were soaring, people were dying and the vaccine rollout was just getting started. Since then, a lot has changed.
March 26, 2021
AG Wants To Use Stimulus Package For Tax Breaks Despite Provision
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has asked a federal judge to rule that Arizona can keep it's share of $4.7 billion from the federal government's American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, while ignoring a specific provision — and use the money for tax breaks.
March 26, 2021
Rocky Point Offers Discount For Visitors With Negative COVID-19 Tests
Last week, officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that anyone hoping to visit the state’s popular tourist destinations during spring break will have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. But Rocky Point is taking another approach, offing discounts to visitors with negative test results or who have been fully vaccinated.
March 25, 2021