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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.
San Carlos Tourist Sector: Coordination Could Have Lowered Impacts
The requirement to have a negative coronavirus test was particularly difficult in a state where access to testing has been much more limited than in neighboring Arizona.
March 30, 2021
Nearly 30% Of Arizonans Have Been Vaccinated So Far
More than 2 million Arizonans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday. That's nearly 30% of the state's population. The vaccines aren’t approved for children yet, so when you count only Arizona’s adults, the rate jumps to 37%.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Coronavirus Vaccine
March 30, 2021
Coconino Community College Offering Free, Discounted Classes
Coconino Community College in Flagstaff is using COVID-19 relief funding to provide summer classes for free or at a discounted rate for Arizona high school seniors.
March 30, 2021
Study: Limiting Vaccine Eligibility Makes State Rollouts More Efficient
New research finds the states who are limiting who can get the vaccine are getting it into residents' arms more efficiently.
March 30, 2021
Expert: Rescinding Mask Mandates Leaves AZ Vulnerable
The declining coronavirus numbers prompted Gov. Doug Ducey to roll back all COVID-19 restrictions. This move has alarmed health experts, with many saying it’s too premature to throw all caution to the wind. The Show spoke with Dr. Shad Marvasti with the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine for an assessment on the current situation with COVID-19.
March 30, 2021
House Passes Bill To Make It Harder To Sue For COVID-19 Negligence
On a party-line vote, Arizona House Republicans approved a bill that would make it harder to sue businesses over claims of negligence related to the pandemic. The bill now heads back to the Senate.
March 30, 2021
Data: COVID-19 Deaths In Mexico Higher Than Reported
The data would place Mexico as the country with the second-highest number of deaths after the U.S.
March 29, 2021
After 2 Weeks At Green, Sonora’s COVID-19 Risk Rises
State officials are worried about a third wave brought on travel during Holy Week, and there are some indications that it may be building now.
March 29, 2021
Colleges Unclear On Whether They Can Require Vaccine
Arizona college students can get COVID-19 vaccines now that the state has started vaccinating the general public, but it’s still unclear whether Arizona colleges and universities will make the vaccines mandatory.
March 29, 2021
AZ House, Senate Lift Mask Requirements For Lawmakers
Arizona Senate Republicans on Monday suspended a rule requiring masks be worn in the chamber over the pleas of their Democratic colleagues, who warned it was too soon to let up on a simple measure that helps stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
March 29, 2021
ASU To Hold In-Person And Virtual Commencements
Arizona State University has announced that it will have in-person and virtual options for its spring commencement on May 3. In-person events will be limited to graduates only.
March 29, 2021
Report: Human Rights Watch Exposes Nursing Home Neglect
One of the leading organizations known for investigating human rights abuses around the globe issued a new report this week about nursing home neglect in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 29, 2021
Program Connects Lonely AZ Seniors Using Tech
Loneliness and isolation are still issues affecting older adults. Despite progress being made with the vaccine rollout in Arizona, life is not going back to normal for seniors just yet. Now one organization is trying to eliminate loneliness and isolation using technology.
March 29, 2021
Ability 360 Plans To Host Vaccination Event For People With Disabilities
Last week’s news that the coronavirus vaccine would be made available to anyone over the age of 16 was a relief and a source of frustration for some in the Arizona disability community.
March 29, 2021
Local Mask Mandates Are Gone. Heres How One Arizona Business Owner Is Handling It
Matthew O’Brien runs the Sagebrush AZ, an exotic boutique plant shop in downtown Mesa. His store will continue to require masks, and he says he expects "a level of compassion" from customers.
More Arizona Business News
March 29, 2021
Yuma Civic Center Opens As State-Run Vaccination Site Monday
Starting Monday, Arizona begins operations at its fourth state run COVID-19 vaccination site at the Yuma Civic Center. The location is in an effort to increase rural vaccinations.
March 29, 2021
Why The Pandemic Has Led To A Global Shortage Of Microchips
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global shortage of microchips. To address that, Intel announced it will vastly expand its Arizona-based manufacturing plants, including hiring thousands of new employees. The announcement comes just weeks after a Valley-based microchip manufacturer announced massive layoffs.
More Arizona Business News
March 29, 2021
Pima Health Director Prepared For FEMA Help With Vaccine Site
Pima County is slated to open a vaccination points of dispensing site in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of the effort to help vaccinate underserved communities.
March 29, 2021
Flagstaff City Council Pushes Back On Gov. Duceys Mask Rules
Flagstaff City Council released a statement Friday objecting to Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent executive order and stating that the city does not plan to remove its current COVID-19 policies.
March 27, 2021
Corrections: 12% Of Prison Population Has Received 1st Dose
The Arizona Department of Corrections says it has received 3,940 doses of vaccine and so far more than 3,300 doses have been administered in state prisons. The two-dose Moderna vaccine is currently being offered to inmates, but the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine is being offered to the inmate wildland fire crews.
March 27, 2021

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