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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.


How PCH is getting ready to vaccinate younger kids
To learn what the COVID-19 vaccine rollout could look like for kids 5-11 in Arizona, The Show spoke with Dr. Wasim Ballan, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
8 hours ago
Arizona shelters are seeing a spike in demand for services
The CDC's ban on some types of rental evictions ended in late August. Now, Arizona organizations that assist people facing homelessness are reporting a major surge in demand for services.
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Oct. 25, 2021
Lowell Observatory reopens to the public next month
After closing its doors 20 months ago due to COVID-19 concerns, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff will reopen for general admission on Nov. 15.
Oct. 21, 2021
Duceys fight with Tucson could reach beyond COVID-19
Gov. Doug Ducey has hit back against Tucson's move to fire city employees who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 by December. In a letter, the governor told the city attorney that violation of his executive order could carry "a criminal penalty."
Oct. 21, 2021
Valleywise fights COVID-19 misinformation in 11 languages
Misinformation about COVID-19 has been spreading almost as fast as the virus itself. And it's been spreading even more so in immigrant and refugee communities where language barriers and lack of access to health care have put people in vulnerable positions. To combat this, Valleywise Health is releasing a series of videos in 11 different languages.
Oct. 21, 2021
CDC study shows Pfizer vaccine is effective in kids 12-18
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study showing the effectiveness of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 18. The numbers are very promising.
Oct. 20, 2021
Anxiety rising among women and kids, report shows
The newest report from America’s Health Rankings shines a light on the unique challenges faced by women and children — especially in light of the pandemic. In Arizona, in particular, it finds anxiety has increased more than 20% among children and teens since 2017.
Oct. 20, 2021
Why 2021 supply chain issues will help in the long run
Supply chain issues continue across Arizona as the pandemic lingers on. And like with COVID-19, supply chain experts are finding ways to work with the disruptions rather than waiting it out. But COVID-19 has made a deep and lasting dent in the chain that links the system together.
Oct. 20, 2021
Arizona still doesnt have emergency standards for health workers. OSHA wants to step in
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration may revoke Arizona's authority to enforce workplace safety standards because state officials have yet to adopt emergency standards for health care workers.
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Oct. 20, 2021
Maricopa County is planning ahead to get kids vaccinated
A Food and Drug Administration panel is expected to meet next week to consider emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. Maricopa County Public Health is already making a plan to get Arizona children vaccinated.
Oct. 19, 2021
COVID-19 cases fall steeply nationwide but plateau in AZ
Arizona reported more than 5,000 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday. State health officials said the high number was a result of a reporting system update over the weekend. But on average, Arizona is still reporting more new cases per capita than much of the country is.
Oct. 19, 2021
What can Gov. Ducey do about university vaccine mandates?
Gov. Doug Ducey said he is “reviewing” his options regarding a possible sanction against the state’s three public universities that are now requiring all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before Dec. 8.
Oct. 19, 2021
Tuesdays COVID-19 cases and deaths were unusually high. Heres why
Arizona on Tuesday reported unusually high numbers of 5,660 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 174 more virus deaths as the state's dashboard caught up on reporting some pandemic metrics after a two-day hiatus for a system update.
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Oct. 19, 2021
Divorce attorneys are preparing for a rise in pet custody cases
In a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, nearly 65% of respondents reported an increase in divorces emerging from the pandemic. Since many people added animals to their families over the past 19 months, attorneys are preparing for a rise in pet custody cases.
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Oct. 19, 2021
UA complying with federal order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for workers
The state’s three public universities announced last Friday that they would be requiring COVID-19 vaccines for their employees. The decision was based in part on the university's federal contracts which provide hundreds of millions dollars to support research.
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Oct. 18, 2021
Boas: Duceys mask pandering puts state funds at risk
Gov. Doug Ducey ran into public opposition — and now legal opposition, as well — for his attempts to distribute federal COVID-19-related funding in a way that aligns with his political views. In a weekend column, Bob Robb of the Republic argued that Ducey was focused too much on political pandering with that approach.
Oct. 18, 2021
Arizona program to help needy families pay utility bills
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is launching a program to offer $36 million of assistance to help households pay utility bills. The program is aimed at helping low income households and those who hold debt due to utilities.
Oct. 18, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines decline over time, study shows
A recent study in the Lancet Medical Journal found that the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine declines after a few months, signaling the need for booster shots.
Oct. 17, 2021
NAU, ASU, UA will require vaccinations for employees
Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona announced Friday that all employees must be fully vaccinated by early December.
Oct. 15, 2021
Expert panel dives deep into COVID-19’s murky origins
Almost two years after China reported the first known case of COVID-19, experts still cannot confirm how the pandemic began. The journal Science recently convened four experts who debated the likely scenarios.
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Oct. 15, 2021
Health expert: Pandemics end relies on everyones efforts
We are now nearing the two-year mark from when COVID-19 was first discovered. And new cases are beginning to wane nationwide. So are we beginning to reach a point, once again, where the end of the pandemic is finally in sight?
Oct. 14, 2021