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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.
Mesa To Use CARES Act Funding To Address Homelessness
Mesa says it is using federal CARES Act funds to help homeless people find stable housing during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 25, 2021
Thousands Of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive In Mexico
Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccinations are lagging far behind the pace in the U.S. And a new problem has erupted: fake vaccines from the black market, which have already been provided to hundreds of people.
March 25, 2021
U.S., Mexico Officials Meet To Discuss Central American Migration
High-ranking officials from the Biden administration visited Mexico this week to discuss cooperation on immigration issues. The visit comes amid negotiations between the two nations on the pandemic and the constant flow of migrants from Central America.
March 25, 2021
D-Backs President And CEO Reacts To Duceys Order
The Arizona Diamondbacks started selling tickets for regular season home games on the same day Gov. Doug Ducey lifted pandemic rules that limit stadium capacity. Ducey’s order came just before reporters got an early peek at the team’s setup for keeping fans safe in 2021.
March 25, 2021
People With Disabilities, Their Caregivers Can Now Get Vaccine
Wednesday was the first day anyone over the age of 16 could sign up for the coronavirus vaccine. Many disability advocates welcomed the news. They had been calling on the state health department and Gov. Doug Ducey to prioritize people with disabilities in the rollout.
March 25, 2021
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez lives in Gilbert with her husband and 9-year-old son. At 48, she is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as of March 24. But Lopez won’t be getting it — and not because she doesn’t want it.
March 25, 2021
Arizona Restaurant Critic On Dining Out During Pandemic
The pandemic has affected, upended, challenged and in some cases, ended businesses in all parts of the economy. But restaurants were often in a particularly difficult spot — generally allowed to be open, but having to change a lot of what they do to accommodate takeout and delivery. So how has the Valley’s dining scene weathered the past year or so?
March 25, 2021
Chandler Expands Assistance Program As Eviction Moratorium Nears End
Chandler is expanding its rent and utility assistance program to help alleviate some financial strain created by the pandemic.
March 25, 2021
Ducey Eliminates Mask Requirements, Other Restrictions
Declaring the pandemic effectively over in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey is abolishing all the restrictions that remain on businesses and public gatherings. And he is eliminating the ability of local communities to maintain their own mask mandates.
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March 25, 2021
Musically Fed Works To Feed Live Arizonas Event Industry Workers
It’s an overcast Saturday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena as cars pull up to volunteers wearing masks and orange vests. They open their trunks and load them up with boxes of food, as rock music blares from a speaker. It’s a food drive for people who work in the live-event industry — or at least people who used to.
March 24, 2021
Coronavirus Likely Circulated Quietly For Months
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 circulated for a while before it reached the now-famous market in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019. But for how long? New research offers some clues.
March 24, 2021
Virus Variant Continues Exponential Growth In AZ
The B.1.1.7 variant, first spotted in the U.K., is known to be more contagious and more deadly, and it is quickly becoming more common in Arizona. ASU's Biodesign Institute has tracked the variant in as many as a third of recent test samples.
March 24, 2021
Mayo Clinic Forecast Aims To Predict COVID-19 Hot Spots
The Mayo Clinic’s coronavirus tracking tool is now forecasting the virus, trying to predict where the next hot spots will be. Dr. Sean Dowdy is chair of Quality and Affordability at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and The Show spoke with him for more on how his model works.
March 24, 2021
Appointments At State-Run Sites In Phoenix, Tucson Gone In 20 Minutes
The Arizona Department of Health Services announced on Twitter that all online appointments newly available for this week at state-run sites in metro Phoenix and Tucson were snapped up within 20 minutes.
March 24, 2021
When Do AZ Businesses Expect Return To Normal?
Since late last year, nearly one in five small businesses has received financial help from the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program. That’s among the findings of a new Census Bureau survey.
March 23, 2021
Navajo Nation Reports No New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths
The Navajo Nation has managed a dramatic turnaround after a widespread COVID-19 outbreak on the reservation this winter. On Tuesday, the tribe reported zero new cases and no deaths.
March 23, 2021
Maricopa County To Start Vaccinating Residents 16 And Older
The Maricopa County Public Health department is following the state’s lead in opening COVID-19 vaccine registration to Arizonans 16 and older starting Wednesday morning. This means Maricopa County residents will be able to make an appointment at any site run by the county or the state.
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March 23, 2021
New Data: Sonoran Businesses Took Major Hit During Pandemic
Business losses were above national averages, and new business creation was well below the national average in Sonora.
March 22, 2021
Mexico Intensifies Immigration Security Measures
The U.S. government says the traffic of migrants coming from Central America toward the U.S.-Mexico border continues to intensify. And Mexico says it is strengthening its immigration operations across the country to confront the issue.
March 22, 2021
University Of Arizonas COVID-19 Vaccination Site Struggling To Fill Appointments
The University of Arizona's COVID-19 vaccination site has between 100 and 200 unfilled appointments each day, university officials said during a Monday press conference. This could be due to lack of transportation, trouble making an appointment or vaccine hesitancy.
AZ Opens Vaccine Appointments To Anyone 16 Or Older
March 22, 2021

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