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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.


NAU Launches Vaccine Incentive Program For Students
Under a new state law, Arizona public universities are prohibited from requiring students to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But Northern Arizona University is hoping to motivate students to get them by offering prizes as a part of its new Jacks are Vaxxed incentive program.
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Beyond Coronavirus Vaccines, mRNA Could Transform Treatments
Although coronavirus vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer put mRNA in the public spotlight, using messenger RNA in treatments and vaccines isn’t a new idea. Now, with the coronavirus providing the biggest and fastest proof-of-concept in history, the tiny molecule could move from DNA understudy to top bioscience billing.
Aug. 2, 2021
Arizona Coronavirus Cases Climb; Local Health Professionals Urge Vaccines
The Arizona Department of Health Services Sunday added 2,306 confirmed coronavirus infections to its daily dashboard. It’s the second day in a row more than 2000 new cases have been reported. Dr. Joshua LaBaer with ASU’s Biodesign Institute said although unvaccinated people account for most of the new cases, the Delta variant of the virus has heightened risks for everybody.
Aug. 1, 2021
San Carlos, Guaymas Pandemic Closures Contrast With Previous Measures
While enforcement appears to be more lax, one San Carlos business owner says his establishment and others will voluntarily comply with the stricter rules.
July 30, 2021
Arizona Reports Most COVID-19 Cases Since March
Arizona reported 1,965 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the most in a single day since early March, as virus-related hospitalizations continued to climb. The additional infections and 24 deaths reported Friday increased the state's pandemic totals to 925,169 cases and 18,224 deaths.
July 30, 2021
How Wildfires Make COVID-19 Worse In The West
A research team at the Desert Research Institute in Nevada is connecting the dots between two events plaguing the West: COVID-19 vulnerability and wildfires.
July 30, 2021
Phoenix School District To Require All Students, Staff Wear Face Mask
The Phoenix Union High School District has announced it will require all students, staff and visitors wear face coverings when schools start on Monday, Aug. 2, despite a new state law that bans public schools from doing this.
Yavapai County School District Cancels Classes Due To COVID-19 Cases
July 30, 2021
Yavapais Ash Fork School District Cancels Classes Due To Multiple COVID-19 Cases
The Ash Fork School District in Yavapai County is about two weeks into the new school year, but already five staff members and 13 students have tested positive for COVID-19 and others are quarantined.
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July 29, 2021
COVID-19 Top Cause Of Death In Sonora In 2020
New data out Thursday shows that COVID-19 was the top cause of death in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, last year.
July 29, 2021
Sonora Community Faces COVID-19 Outbreak Amid Water Shortage
A town of the Indigenous Comcaac Nation in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the midst of a water shortage.
July 29, 2021
AZ Health Director Discusses Decision To Step Down
On July 28, the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services — Dr. Cara Christ, who was appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey — announced she would be leaving for a job in the private sector.
July 29, 2021
Report: Pandemic Had Limited Impact On AZs Teaching Workforce
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a limited impact on the state’s teaching workforce overall, according new report released Wednesday by the Arizona Department of Education and ASU groups.
July 28, 2021
AZ Education Officials Strongly Encourage Face Masks In Schools
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now strongly recommending all K-12 teachers, students and staff 一 regardless of whether they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or not 一 wearing face covering, Arizona public schools can't require them.
July 28, 2021
Phoenix, Peoria, Tucson Resume Mask Mandates
Arizona cities are changing their policies on face coverings. The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccinated people resume wearing masks indoors and in high-risk areas.
July 28, 2021
How Can People With Breakthrough COVID Cases Tell If They Have Delta?
On Tuesday, data on the delta variant prompted the CDC to change its mask guidelines: The agency now says fully vaccinated people in areas with substantial or high coronavirus transmission should wear masks in public indoor settings. But how can people with breakthrough cases tell if they have delta?
July 28, 2021
UA Medical Expert: Updated CDC Guidelines A Regression In Tackling COVID-19 Spread
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new set of COVID-19 protocols July 27 as the country faces another surge of viral infections. The Show spoke with Dr. Saskia Popescu to learn if these updated guidelines indicate a step backward in terms of curbing the spread of COVID-19.
July 28, 2021
CDC: Even Vaccinated People Should Mask Up Indoors; Masks Recommended For Schools
New data on the delta variant prompted the CDC to recommend that even fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings in areas with substantial or high coronavirus transmission. State health director Dr. Cara Christ says the department's guidelines to the 13 affected counties will echo the CDC's.
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July 27, 2021
New AIA Guidelines Include Flexibility For Vaccinated Student Athletes
The Arizona Interscholastic Association has released new guidance for student athletes just in time for the new school year.
July 27, 2021
With Guaymas At Maximum COVID-19 Risk, San Carlos Beaches To Shut
Cases across Sonora are on the rise, along with hospitalizations. Deaths remain largely flat, likely due to the ongoing vaccination effort.
July 26, 2021
Tolleson Superintendent Concerned As COVID-19 Cases Surge
The threat of COVID-19 lingers as the Tolleson Elementary School District prepares for students and staff to return to school, and its superintendent recently had a COVID-19 within her family.
July 26, 2021
Central Arizona College Offering Free Tuition To Pinal County Residents
Central Arizona College is offering free tuition this school year to all Pinal County residents as part of an effort to attract students after years of enrollment declines.
July 26, 2021