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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.
Lauren Gunderson Merges Dementia, King Lear In Audio Play The Heath
Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S. Her recent play "The Heath" is going to be presented by the Arizona Theatre Company in audio format with imagery. The production stars actor John Larroquette as Gunderson’s grandfather after he has passed away from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease.
April 13, 2021
Elevated Levels Of COVID-19 Detected At Yuma Wastewater Sites
The University of Arizona COVID-19 Early Warning Sewage Testing Project detected increased levels of the coronavirus in wastewater testing sites around Yuma County at the end of March. Researchers say the elevated levels mean the public shouldn't be worried, but health officials should stay alert.
April 13, 2021
After 2 Weeks Of Checkpoints, San Carlos Hopes For Improvements
The local tourism industry is hoping things turn around now that the two-week period of requiring negative tests is over.
April 12, 2021
COVID-19 Risk Rising In Several Key Sonoran Cities
Five major Sonoran cities, including the capital Hermosillo, are within just a few points of being considered high risk, according to the state’s coronavirus risk measure. That comes as the vaccination effort is picking up pace, but still lagging far behind neighboring Arizona.
April 12, 2021
Demand For COVID-19 Vaccines Slowing
Earlier this year, anytime Arizona’s health department opened registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, tens of thousands of slots would be booked within minutes. That’s changed.
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April 12, 2021
First-Year Teacher Talks About Challenges In Classroom
This school year has been a challenging one for teachers, filled with a lot of uncertainty. And for first-year dance teacher Alisza Smith, it’s been that and then some.
April 12, 2021
State-Run Vaccination Site Opens At ASU Basketball Arena
The state-run vaccination site at Arizona’s State University’s Desert Financial Arena opens Monday on the Tempe campus. This site was previously at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, but has moved to the indoor facility as temperatures rise.
April 12, 2021
Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Are Missing In Arizona
Long-term care ombudsmen serve as advocates for people living in Arizona nursing homes who may not have family or friends to be their voice. But where were they during the pandemic, when nursing homes were locked down? It’s a question one organization set out to answer.
April 12, 2021
Arizona Teens Share Why Theyre Getting COVID-19 Vaccines
Individuals ages 19 and under make up about 16% of all COVID-19 cases reported in the state, according to Friday figures from the Arizona Department of Health Services. They account for 28 of the state’s 17,000 COVID-19 deaths.
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April 12, 2021
Permanent Vaccine Site Opens In South Phoenix
The HeroZona and Equality Health Foundations have worked on pop-up vaccine distribution sites in underserved areas of the Valley. Now they’ve launched a permanent vaccine site at South Mountain Community College in south Phoenix.
April 11, 2021
New Arizona Law Doesnt Ban Local Mask Mandates
All the new law says is that the governor — and state and local officials — can't order businesses to enforce those edicts about who has to be wearing a mask. That technically would be up to others, ranging from local law enforcement and state health department workers to the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.
April 10, 2021
Health Director Expresses Uncertainty Toward COVID-19 Vaccine Passports
State health director Dr. Cara Christ is weighing in on so-called vaccine passports — documented proof of vaccination that could be required by businesses and governments.
April 9, 2021
State-Run Vaccine Site Coming To NAU
The latest state-run COVID-19 vaccination site is coming to Northern Arizona University on April 19.
April 9, 2021
Sonoran Governor Asks That More Medical Personnel Be Prioritized In Vaccine Rollout
The governor of Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is asking that medical professionals be prioritized in Mexico’s vaccine rollout. On Friday, Mexico's president declined to say that such a plan had been rejected but did say such workers would have to wait for their vaccines.
April 9, 2021
To Encourage Vaccinations Among Older Mexicans, AMLO To Take Dose Publicly
Mexico’s president said he’ll soon take his coronavirus vaccine dose publicly to aid the current effort to inoculate older people. The announcement comes shortly after a new daily administered dose record of roughly 530,000 was set.
April 9, 2021
Q&AZ: How Can A Homebound Senior Get The Vaccine?
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, several listeners have asked how homebound seniors can get the coronavirus vaccine. In Arizona, efforts are underway to make that happen.
April 9, 2021
Tempe Will Continue To Enforce Its Mask Mandate
The city of Tempe is the latest community to announce that it will continue to enforce its mask mandate. Tempe joins Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff in continuing to require masks.
April 9, 2021
Nursing Home-Pharmacy Partnership For COVID-19 Vaccine To End
Pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS have been vaccinating long-term care residents and staff since December. Now, that program is coming to an end.
April 8, 2021
Vaccination Site At Phoenix Municipal Stadium Moving Indoors
The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium will relocate on April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Since the the Phoenix Municipal Stadium site opened in February, it has administered 171,202 doses.
April 8, 2021
Arizona COVID-19 Cases Are Increasing Slightly, But Vaccinations Are Helping
Two weeks ago, Arizona was averaging about 500 COVID-19 infections per day, according to Biodesign Institute data. The average is now about 630 per day.
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April 7, 2021