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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.
Increase In Cremations During Pandemic Takes Toll On Neighborhoods Air Quality
The pandemic has affected an extraordinarily high number of aspects of our lives, including how and how often we gather together in groups. That has had a dramatic impact on funerals and memorial services. At least in part, that’s also led to an increase in how many cremations are being carried out.
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April 7, 2021
Arizona AG: Pima County Can Keep Mask Mandate In Place
Pima County is allowed to keep its mask mandate in place; an informal opinion by state Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the governor cannot use his executive power to stop cities, towns and counties from requiring people wear masks.
April 7, 2021
TGen COVID-19 Study To Collect Samples From Pets
In an effort to help pet owners, pets and the community, The Translational Genomics Research Institute, an affiliate of City of Hope, will conduct COVID-19 tests on pets. They will be visiting the homes of pet owners who have tested positive within the past two weeks.
April 7, 2021
Phoenix Will Keep Mask Mandate In Place
Despite Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order, the Phoenix mayor and City Council announced they will continue to enforce a mask mandate within the city limits.
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April 7, 2021
Long Lines, Relief As Older Hermosillenses Receive First Vaccine Doses
The vaccination effort is the first time doses have been administered in the capital city to non-medical professionals.
April 6, 2021
Students Supporting AZ Public Universities Tuition And Fee Proposals
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all three of the state's public universities have proposed no tuition increases for in-state, undergraduate students. Students at a Tuesday public hearing on proposed thanked the universities for their understanding.
April 6, 2021
Disability Organization To Host Vaccine Event This Weekend
Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that the state will partner with disability organizations to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to people with disabilities, their family and caregivers starting this weekend.
April 6, 2021
Report Ranks Arizonas COVID-19 Response Among Worst In U.S.
Arizona’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was among the least effective of any state, according to a new report from University of California, Berkeley.
April 6, 2021
UA To Allow Guests At In-Person Commencement Ceremonies In May
The University of Arizona will allow guests to attend graduation ceremonies planned for May, officials announced at a Tuesday press conference. The university had previously planned to close the events to students only.
April 6, 2021
All AZ Counties Have Opened Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults
Arizona’s state health department opened eligibility to all adults at its vaccination sites in March, but not every county has a state-run vaccine site. So some counties had still been limiting eligibility by age or occupation. Now, all counties are offering shots to all adults.
April 6, 2021
UA Says It Will Open COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Every Day
The University of Arizona in Tucson has announced it will open up new COVID-19 vaccine appointments every day based on cancellations and capacity, officials said during their Tuesday media briefing.
April 6, 2021
Ducey Signs Law Shielding Businesses From COVID-19 Lawsuits
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation giving businesses, nursing homes and others a broad shield from lawsuits related to COVID-19. Backers say businesses shouldn’t have to worry about the potential for frivolous lawsuits. Democrats say the measure would reward bad actors who flouted health guidance and endangered their workers or the public.
April 6, 2021
Udall Raising Concerns On COVID-19 Relief Funding For Schools
Michelle Udall, Republican state representative and chair of the Arizona House Education Committee, sent a letter to the state superintendent of public instruction on Monday with concerns about COVID-19 relief funding for schools.
April 5, 2021
Report: More Migrants Are Crossing Border; 4 Out Of 10 Are Mexican
Migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are surging again, and Mexican nationals are accounting for a greater share of those detentions.
April 5, 2021
Mexico And The U.S. Face Vaccination Disparity
Almost half of the U.S. population vaccinated with at least one dose, compared to only 7% of Mexico’s population. And there are reasons and implications of the disparity.
April 5, 2021
New State-Run COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opening Up At WestWorld In Scottsdale
A new state-run COVID-19 vaccination site is opening later this month in the north Valley, Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced Monday. It's part of the state’s effort to transition away from outdoor sites as the weather warms up.
April 5, 2021
Arizona Organization Making COVID-19 Vaccine House Calls
Older adults who want to age in their own home sometimes require additional support — they may need meals delivered or a ride to a doctor’s appointment. The coronavirus pandemic imposed many more hurdles on this population, especially when it came to vaccine access.
April 5, 2021
More Than 37,000 Children Have Lost Parents Due To COVID-19
For many, the social isolation, financial uncertainty and strain on support services caused by the pandemic has made losing loved ones even less bearable. Now, a new study raises concerns about the well-being of the many children who have lost a parent to COVID-19.
April 5, 2021
Alzheimers Disease Clinical Trials Lagging
Clinical trials are an important step in finding treatments for certain diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease which has no cure. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are concerns that participation in these trials has been lagging.
April 5, 2021
How Havasupai Tribe Has Kept COVID-19 Out Of Their Community
More than a year into the pandemic, it’s hard to find anywhere that has escaped the coronavirus. But one Arizona community near the Grand Canyon has been able to utilize its isolated location as a defense. That has meant sacrificing the tourism business the community relies on.
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April 5, 2021

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