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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.

 

ADE Launches Campaign To Boost School Enrollment
Enrollment at Arizona public schools is down by about 38,000 students compared to the previous school year. The Arizona Department of Education has launched a new campaign titled Ready for School AZ in hopes of bringing those students back.
AZ Opens Vaccine Appointments To Anyone 16 Or Older
Arizona officials have announced that starting this Wednesday, Arizonans ages 16 and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine at any of its state-run vaccination sites located in Pima, Maricopa and Yuma counties.
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March 22, 2021
ASU, ADHS Helping Teachers And Staff Get COVID-19 Tested
Arizona State University and the state’s health department are providing free covid-19 testing for teachers and staff in 14 different school districts throughout the state.
March 22, 2021
State Adjusting Vaccine Operations For Warmer Weather
As the Arizona weather starts warming, the state is planning on adjusting operations at two of its COVID-19 vaccination sites. Starting April 4, the 24-hour COVID vaccine site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale will only offer appointments from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.
March 22, 2021
State-Run Vaccine Site Opens March 29 In Yuma
A new state-run vaccination site is opening at the Yuma Civic Center on March 29. It is the first site managed by the Arizona Department of Health Services outside of Maricopa and Pima County.
March 22, 2021
NAU Study: COVID-19 Hit Predominantly Black, Hispanic Nursing Homes Harder
More than a third of all deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. have been in nursing homes, and new research from Northern Arizona University shows nursing homes that serve higher proportions of racial and ethnic minority residents have been hit especially hard.
March 22, 2021
Mexico Prepares Protocol To Celebrate Elections Amid Pandemic
Mexico is preparing for its federal elections in early June which, according to its National Electoral Institute, will be the largest ones in its history. But how are the electoral authorities preparing for them as the pandemic continues?
March 22, 2021
Study Explores Why COVID-19 Hits Some People Harder
COVID-19 tends to affect older people, males and smokers more severely. Now, an international study involving the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix and a huge database of cells offers clues as to why.
March 22, 2021
AZ Restaurants Prepare For Upcoming Relief Money
The recently passed federal COVID-19 relief bill will be providing money to people and industries struggling in the pandemic. Part of those funds will be going to restaurants across the country to try and recoup financial losses, and to assist in hiring back food service staff.
March 21, 2021
CDC Recommends Distancing Of At Least 3 Feet In Classrooms
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance that reduced the amount of distance recommended in classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet.
March 20, 2021
ADHS: AZ Turned Down Federally Run COVID-19 Vaccine Site
Arizona turned down a proposal from FEMA to bring a federally run COVID-19 vaccine site, and possibly more doses, to the state, the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services said in a Friday press conference.
March 19, 2021
The Dos And Donts Of Double Masking
Here in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommend wearing a mask even if you’ve been fully vaccinated. And double-masking has even been recommended as a further precaution against infection.
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March 19, 2021
Pet Housing Task Force Prepares For Upcoming Evictions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium is set to lift on March 31 with no extension currently planned. So, the Arizona Humane Society partnered with organizations around the Valley to form the Pet Housing Help AZ Task Force.
March 19, 2021
AZ Launching State-Supported COVID-19 Vaccination Site In Yuma
The state is lending its support to expand capacity and hours of operation at an existing COVID-19 vaccine site in Yuma, the Governor's Office announced Thursday. Starting March 29, the site at Yuma Civic Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
March 18, 2021
Maricopa County Jails Begin Inmate Vaccinations
Maricopa County jails have begun vaccinating inmates. Correctional Health Services, the health care provider for Maricopa County jails, began vaccinating inmates age 55 and older Thursday morning.
March 18, 2021
Pima County Health Director Urges Caution As COVID-19 Cases Decline
The downward trend in cases that Arizona is seeing also applies to Pima County.
March 18, 2021
Thousands Of COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Open At State-Run Sites
Five thousand COVID-19 vaccine appointments are open at State Farm Stadium and Chandler-Gilbert Community College state-run mass vaccination sites due to cancellations throughout the week, the Arizona Department of Health Services said on Twitter on Thursday.
March 18, 2021
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Len Kirschner
Thousands of Arizonans are now fully vaccinated — including Len Kirschner, a doctor and health care policy expert who celebrated his 85th birthday with a shot in the arm. The Show spoke with him for more about his vaccination story.
March 18, 2021
Navajo Nation To Reopen 2 Casinos, Hold Day Of Prayer For COVID-19 Victims
The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise is planning to reopen two of its casinos this week with reduced capacity. The move comes as the tribe eases its restrictions on businesses and sees a downward swing in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
March 18, 2021
AZ Making Vaccine Appointments Available Each Friday
Starting March 19 and each Friday thereafter, additional vaccine appointments will be made available at all four state COVID-19 vaccination sites for the following week.
March 18, 2021
Phoenix Women Turn To Airbnb, Making Up For Income Lost During Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic caused people from all walks of life to lose their jobs over the past year, but women departed the workforce at a much higher rate than men. Some of them are using the time at home to their advantage, earning an income through Airbnb hosting.
March 18, 2021

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