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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.


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.
$21M For Schools To Hire Counselors, Social Workers
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has announced she’s allocating $21.3 million to hire more school counselors and social workers statewide as part of the School Safety Grant program.
April 19, 2021
Mexico Enters The U.S. Treasury Monitoring List
During the last month, the Mexican peso has gained strength in the exchange market, going from about 21 units per dollar to somewhere above 19. The U.S. Treasury plans to have a closer look at Mexico's currency practices.
April 19, 2021
UA To Move Its COVID-19 Vaccination Site Indoors
The University of Arizona announced it will be moving its COVID-19 vaccine operations indoors at the end of the month, officials said during a Monday press conference.
April 19, 2021
Did No-Bid Contract Bring Increased Vaccination Rates To One Phoenix ZIP Code?
Arizona recently poured $1.2 million into a pilot program designed to increase vaccinations in one low-income, Hispanic ZIP code. The state awarded a no-bid contract to Mario Diaz, a former campaign consultant for Gov. Doug Ducey, and $1.2 million later, the 85009 ZIP code is still at the bottom of the list.
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April 19, 2021
Expert: Vaccinated People Still Need To Be Careful
As of Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s statistics show that over 50% of adults in America have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. However, the University of Arizona’s Dr. Shad Marvasti says it’s important to remember that it’s still possible to get COVID-19, even after vaccination.
April 19, 2021
Humble Concerned About Long-Term Pause On J&J Vaccine
Former state health director Will Humble says Arizona made the right choice to suspend the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. But Humble is concerned about the possible public health impact if the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were to be kept on hold long-term.
April 19, 2021
Glendale Public Libraries To Fully Reopen Monday
Public libraries in Glendale fully reopen on Monday after months of limited capacity and modified service. For months, public libraries in Glendale were only offering curbside pickup, or only checking out popular books.
April 18, 2021
Mass Vaccination Of Mexican Teachers To Start Soon
Mexico is set to start vaccinating several million education workers. Teacher vaccinations in Sonora are slated to begin May 5, while the first round begins on April 20.
April 16, 2021
Arizona COVID-19 Numbers Steady But High
In a weekly press conference, Arizona Department of Health Services director Dr. Cara Christ described a state response that appears to have caught up with COVID-19 — and vaccine demand. But some indicators show Arizona is not out of the woods yet.
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April 16, 2021
Vaccination Site For Disability Community Offered Accommodations
Ability 360 in Phoenix recently hosted the first vaccine pod for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. The event offered accommodations to people with a broad range of disabilities — something that was not available at the state-run vaccine pods.
April 16, 2021
Jury Trials Resume In Pima County
Jury trials have resumed at Pima County Superior Court, but they are different from the way they were before the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago. Instead of sitting together in a jury box, jurors now sit throughout the courtroom behind plexiglass partitions.
April 16, 2021
New Hotline Provides Vaccine Information To Spanish Speakers In AZ
Latinos are vaccinated at a lower rate than any other racial or ethnic group in Maricopa County. Only about 13% of Maricopa County Latinos over the age of 15 have had a shot, compared with more than 41% of the general population. A new Spanish-language hotline is part of an effort to address disparities in vaccine access.
April 15, 2021
ABOR Votes To Keep Tuition Flat For In-State Undergraduate Students
For a second year in a row, the Arizona Board of Regents has voted not to increase tuition for in-state undergraduate students for the next school year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
April 15, 2021
As Moderna Develops COVID-19 Vaccine For Children, AZ Kids Volunteer
Drugmaker Moderna is continuing to research the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine for children, and Arizona is one of the places where those trials are taking place.
April 14, 2021
Older Sonorans Begin Receiving Second COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue a slow rollout in Mexico, some older adults in the state of Sonora are finally receiving second doses this week.
April 14, 2021
Mexico Seeks Volunteers For Trials Of COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Patria’
A new COVID-19 vaccine being developed in Mexico is ready to enter the first phase of clinical trials, and officials say if all goes well, it could be approved for emergency use by the end of the year.
April 14, 2021
Expert Thinks It’s A Bad Idea To Pause Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said April 13 that the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine has a rare but serious side effect of creating blood clots. Arizona and other states quickly pulled the vaccine off the shelf. But some like Naomi Lopez argue that approach is wrong, since the risks of complications are so low, and the risk of COVID-19 is so much higher.
April 14, 2021
Report: Better Handling Of Mexican Pandemic Could Have Saved Lives
The study's lead author says much of the poor handling of the pandemic traces back to the concentration of decision-making power in an agency subordinated to the president.
April 13, 2021
UA Strongly Urging Students To Get A Vaccine By Friday
The university is encouraging students to get a vaccine by Friday so they can be fully vaccinated by the end of the semester, especially if they are leaving southern Arizona for the summer break.
April 13, 2021
ADHS Pausing On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The state health department is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
April 13, 2021