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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.
Federal Vaccines Coming To Pima County, Local Grocery Stores
Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ announced Friday that the state is allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to distribute vaccinations to underserved areas in Pima County. But the partnership with Pima County comes with some requirements from the state.
March 26, 2021
Mexicos 200K Official COVID-19 Deaths Likely Significant Undercount
Mexico officially surpassed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus Thursday, the third highest toll in the world — after the United States and Brazil. But that number is likely a significant undercount because the country’s testing rate is so low.
March 26, 2021
Outdoor Vaccine Site To Become Indoor Drive-Thru
An outdoor state-run COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Chandler will be replaced April 5 by a drive-thru operation inside a large business warehouse in Mesa in advance of approaching hot weather, the Department of Health Services announced Friday.
March 26, 2021
Vaccines To Be Administered At Drive-Thru Sites In Hermosillo
COVID-19 vaccines are slowly rolling out for older adults in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, with the first doses in the state capital Hermosillo expected to arrive within the next week. Many of those vaccines may be administered at newly approved drive-thru sites.
March 26, 2021
In Long-Term Care, Some Good News After Painful Start To Year
Roughly three months ago, things were not looking good at most long-term care facilities. Cases were soaring, people were dying and the vaccine rollout was just getting started. Since then, a lot has changed.
March 26, 2021
Arizona State Fair Is Moving To Another Location This Year
This year’s Arizona State Fair will be moving away from the fairgrounds in Phoenix to a temporary new location at Wild Horse Pass near Chandler. Authorities said dates are being finalized, but the fair usually is held in October.
March 26, 2021
AG Wants To Use Stimulus Package For Tax Breaks Despite Provision
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has asked a federal judge to rule that Arizona can keep it's share of $4.7 billion from the federal government's American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, while ignoring a specific provision — and use the money for tax breaks.
March 26, 2021
Rocky Point Offers Discount For Visitors With Negative COVID-19 Tests
Last week, officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that anyone hoping to visit the state’s popular tourist destinations during spring break will have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. But Rocky Point is taking another approach, offing discounts to visitors with negative test results or who have been fully vaccinated.
March 25, 2021
Mesa To Use CARES Act Funding To Address Homelessness
Mesa says it is using federal CARES Act funds to help homeless people find stable housing during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 25, 2021
Thousands Of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive In Mexico
Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccinations are lagging far behind the pace in the U.S. And a new problem has erupted: fake vaccines from the black market, which have already been provided to hundreds of people.
March 25, 2021
U.S., Mexico Officials Meet To Discuss Central American Migration
High-ranking officials from the Biden administration visited Mexico this week to discuss cooperation on immigration issues. The visit comes amid negotiations between the two nations on the pandemic and the constant flow of migrants from Central America.
March 25, 2021
D-Backs President And CEO Reacts To Duceys Order
The Arizona Diamondbacks started selling tickets for regular season home games on the same day Gov. Doug Ducey lifted pandemic rules that limit stadium capacity. Ducey’s order came just before reporters got an early peek at the team’s setup for keeping fans safe in 2021.
March 25, 2021
People With Disabilities, Their Caregivers Can Now Get Vaccine
Wednesday was the first day anyone over the age of 16 could sign up for the coronavirus vaccine. Many disability advocates welcomed the news. They had been calling on the state health department and Gov. Doug Ducey to prioritize people with disabilities in the rollout.
March 25, 2021
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez lives in Gilbert with her husband and 9-year-old son. At 48, she is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as of March 24. But Lopez won’t be getting it — and not because she doesn’t want it.
March 25, 2021
Arizona Restaurant Critic On Dining Out During Pandemic
The pandemic has affected, upended, challenged and in some cases, ended businesses in all parts of the economy. But restaurants were often in a particularly difficult spot — generally allowed to be open, but having to change a lot of what they do to accommodate takeout and delivery. So how has the Valley’s dining scene weathered the past year or so?
March 25, 2021
Chandler Expands Assistance Program As Eviction Moratorium Nears End
Chandler is expanding its rent and utility assistance program to help alleviate some financial strain created by the pandemic.
March 25, 2021
Ducey Eliminates Mask Requirements, Other Restrictions
Declaring the pandemic effectively over in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey is abolishing all the restrictions that remain on businesses and public gatherings. And he is eliminating the ability of local communities to maintain their own mask mandates.
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March 25, 2021
Musically Fed Works To Feed Live Arizonas Event Industry Workers
It’s an overcast Saturday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena as cars pull up to volunteers wearing masks and orange vests. They open their trunks and load them up with boxes of food, as rock music blares from a speaker. It’s a food drive for people who work in the live-event industry — or at least people who used to.
March 24, 2021
Coronavirus Likely Circulated Quietly For Months
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 circulated for a while before it reached the now-famous market in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019. But for how long? New research offers some clues.
March 24, 2021
Virus Variant Continues Exponential Growth In AZ
The B.1.1.7 variant, first spotted in the U.K., is known to be more contagious and more deadly, and it is quickly becoming more common in Arizona. ASU's Biodesign Institute has tracked the variant in as many as a third of recent test samples.
March 24, 2021