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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.


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.
Navajo Nation President Pleads For Residents To Practice A Safe Holiday Weekend
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is pleading with residents not to let down their guard this holiday weekend.
April 4, 2021
Mexico Health Care Workers Demand To Get Vaccinated
Medical personnel in Mexico are demanding the government keep its promise to prioritize coronavirus vaccinations for health care workers. Hundreds of doctors, most of them from the private sector, are protesting in Mexico City and preparing lawsuits, as they try to get vaccinated.
April 2, 2021
Phoenix Shrugs Off Ducey Order, Puts Limits On City Parks This Weekend
In an escalating feud with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Gov. Doug Ducey wrote that if she doesn’t fully open city parks, she’s to blame for any increase in COVID-19 cases after the holiday.
100 Degrees Forecast For Easter In Phoenix
April 2, 2021
New Website Helps Rural Older Adults Get Rides To Get Vaccinated
A new website aims to be a one-stop shop for the transportation needs of older adults across the state. The website is especially important now when some seniors need a ride to get a coronavirus vaccine.
April 2, 2021
How Arizonas One-Doctor Towns Are Navigating The Pandemic
Arizona has been dealing with a shortage of physicians and other medical professionals for years. And that problem is even more dramatic in rural areas of the state, leaving certain places to rely — in some cases — on one doctor.
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April 2, 2021
State Farm Stadium COVID-19 Vaccination Site Will Move Indoors At Gila River Arena
Arizona’s largest mass vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale will relocate to Gila River Arena later this month as the state health department looks for a solution to keep workers and volunteers cool in hot weather.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Coronavirus Vaccine
April 2, 2021
Large-Scale Vaccination Set To Begin In Hermosillo Next Week
As of this week, more than 2 million Arizonans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, large-scale vaccination hasn’t even started in the capital city. But older adults are set to begin receiving doses next week.
April 1, 2021
Why COVID-19 Effects On Brain Occur —  And Linger
Studies in Germany and the United Kingdom show that 20-70% of COVID-19 patients experience neurological and psychiatric problems months after other symptoms have subsided. A recent review explains some of the ways the virus might affect the brain.
April 1, 2021
Nez: How Navajo Nation Is Handling Renewed Concerns Over COVID-19
The Navajo Nation was one of the hottest spots for transmission of COVID-19 in the world. So it was good news last week when the Nation had its first day in more than six months without a new reported COVID-19 case. But this week there have been renewed concerns as the Nation saw its first confirmed case of the U.K. variant of the virus.
April 1, 2021
FEMA Vaccination Site In Pima County Could Be Up Within 10 Days
Pima County says it’ll continue to enforce its mask mandate, despite Gov. Ducey’s order that ended them on the local level. This comes on the heels of a dustup between Pima County and the state over whether or not the FEMA could set up a federal vaccination site. The Show spoke with Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.
April 1, 2021
More Workers Being Added At State-Run Vaccine Sites
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wednesday that additional workers are being added to meet the high demand at state-run COVID-19 vaccine sites.
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April 1, 2021
ASU Discovers New Arizona Coronavirus Variant
Scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have discovered a new Arizona variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. It includes a mutation that may reduce the effectiveness of vaccines and antibody treatments.
April 1, 2021
Vaccine Disparities A Challenge For Border Communities
The vaccine effort in Arizona is proceeding apace, with tens of thousands of doses administered daily. But the picture is very different in neighboring Sonora and across Mexico, where the vaccine rollout has been much slower. For border communities like Nogales, that disparity could spell unique challenges.
April 1, 2021
Diamondbacks Raise Ballpark Attendance Limit
The Arizona Diamondbacks say they’re increasing the number of game tickets available to baseball fans. But seats inside an original ballpark feature older than the downtown Phoenix stadium’s current name are no longer available.
March 31, 2021
Republic: FEMA Disputes Worker Mistreatment Allegations
The dispute between Arizona and the FEMA continues to create friction as the state races to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. The state had initially rejected an offer from FEMA to set up a vaccination site in Pima County but later reversed its position.
March 31, 2021
Thousands Of Volunteers Needed At AZ COVID-19 Vaccine Sites
Last week, the age requirements for vaccines were dropped to 16 for the Pfizer shot and 18 for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots. And the number of volunteers at vaccinations sites decreased. Michaela Barnhart is the volunteer engagement manager with HandsOn Greater Phoenix, and The Show spoke with her for a progress report on volunteer turnout.
March 31, 2021
Virus Variant Identified In Britain Found On Navajo Nation
A coronavirus variant first identified in Britain has been found on the Navajo Nation. Tribal health officials said Tuesday that the United Kingdom strain was confirmed in a sample obtained in the western part of the reservation.
March 31, 2021
At-Risk People Know Better, Still Flout COVID-19 Precautions
People at greater risk for hospitalization or death from COVID-19 due to age or underlying medical conditions have good reason to take extra precautions. But research paints a more complex picture of human behavior.
March 31, 2021
Prescott Rescinds Its COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation
Following Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order last week, the city of Prescott has taken similar action and rescinded its COVID-19 emergency proclamation. Prescott spokesperson John Heiney says businesses are starting to go back to normal, and the summer looks promising.
March 31, 2021
AZ Brewers Guild To Help Employees With Vaccinations
The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild has helped breweries navigate a rocky business climate caused by the pandemic. Now it's helping workers navigate Arizona’s vaccine program.
March 30, 2021