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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.

 

ADE Allocating $16 Million In COVID-19 Relief Funds To Various Initiatives
The Arizona Department of Education is allocating an additional $16 million of its discretionary COVID-19 relief funds, it announced Tuesday. The money is part of the $135.5 million in discretionary funds that the department received from two federal COVID-19 relief packages.
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Report: Teens Turn To Social Media For Health Help During Pandemic
Nearly 40% of teens reported symptoms of moderate to severe depression last year, amidst the pandemic, but social media has been a key in helping them stay connected.
May 12, 2021
Kids 12-15 Could Get Vaccinated As Early As Thursday
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in kids 12 to 15 years old, and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee will meet Wednesday to vote on emergency use authorization for the vaccine. Arizona kids could start getting shots as early as Thursday.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine In Arizona
May 11, 2021
Sonora Now 1 Of 14 Mexican States At Green, Lowest COVID-19 Risk
Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is now at green, or low risk, on the Mexican pandemic semáforo — or traffic light — scale. Over the last month, new daily cases and deaths have been trending down in the state.
May 10, 2021
Whats Behind Rise In COVID-19 Cases Among Kids?
The share of new COVID-19 cases that are among children has been on the rise. At the same time, we might see Emergency Use Authorization granted as early as this week for the Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 and older.
May 10, 2021
Humble: Vaccines For 12+ Will Help AZ Reach Herd Immunity
Arizona’s COVID-19 numbers have reached a plateau, but the executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association says there’s still much to be done.
May 10, 2021
Q&AZ: Can AZ COVID-19 Death Rate Truly Be So High?
Tragically, Arizona’s rate of death from COVID-19 has been among the highest in the nation, with more than 17,000 lives lost. It’s a shocking number, so one listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project how the total gets calculated, and if it’s possible the number is inflated.
May 10, 2021
Group Resumes Delivery Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine To Homebound Seniors
Late last month, the Arizona Department of Health Services resumed use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following a safety review. For providers in rural parts of the state, it was good news. They were able to continue vaccinating homebound seniors.
May 7, 2021
Schools Seeing Relief, Conflicts Since AZ Lifted Mask Mandate
Two weeks ago, the governor issued an executive order that rescinded the state’s mask mandate for schools. Districts that have made masks optional since then say they aren't seeing a change in COVID-19 cases and transmission within their schools. But the AEA says the action has renewed tensions inside and outside of classroom, and even led to conflicts.
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May 7, 2021
AZ Demand For COVID-19 Vaccines Continues To Decline
More than half of Arizona adults have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But the average number of shots administered each day in our state continues to fall.
May 6, 2021
Navajo Nation Sends Cloth Masks To India
India leads the world in new coronavirus cases, with hundreds of thousands of infections per day and a staggering death toll. The Navajo Nation recently sent 1,200 cloth masks to India.
May 5, 2021
FEMA Mobile Vaccination Units Arrive In Pima County
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has arrived in Pima County with two mobile vaccination units. This comes after plans for a large vaccination site in Tucson were shelved in favor of the mobile units.
May 4, 2021
Using Art To Educate Latino Community About COVID‑19
An Arizona researcher is teaming up with artists and advocates to help educate the Latinx community about COVID-19, using animated public service announcements and neighborhood murals to better connect with this hard-hit population.
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May 4, 2021
UA Vaccination Site To Be Decommissioned This June
The University of Arizona expects its COVID-19 vaccination site will be decommissioned by the summer as more people become vaccinated and demand decreases, officials announced Monday.
May 3, 2021
Study: COVID-19 Survivors Face Increase Risk Of Death, Health Problems
A new study found that COVID-19 survivors have a higher risk of death and health problems. Researchers also found that doctors are using prescription opioids to manage symptoms experienced by those long haul survivors.
May 3, 2021
Latino Vaccination Rates Lag Behind White Population In AZ
Nearly 3 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine here. More than 40% of Arizonans have been vaccinated. But when you look more closely at those numbers, disparities become clear.
May 3, 2021
Humble: AZ Could Reach Herd Immunity With About 700,000 More Fully Vaccinated People
The executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association estimates that the state is about 700,000 fully vaccinated people away from reaching a possible herd immunity.
May 3, 2021
Vaccinations For 50- To 59-Year-Olds To Begin Soon In Mexico
Nearly 18 million doses have been administered in Mexico so far, and the effort is moving a little over five times slower than in the neighboring United States.
May 2, 2021
More AZ Doctors Offices Will Provide COVID-19 Vaccines
Nearly 3 million Arizonans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. And more than a quarter of them got their shots at a state-run mass vaccination site. But it will soon be easier to get the vaccine from your doctor in Arizona.
April 30, 2021
State Director Of Health Services Details How AZ Can Up Its Vaccination Rate
The number of Arizonans getting vaccinated continues to grow, but the rate has leveled off. To learn more about steps the state is taking to regain momentum, The Show spoke with Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services.
April 30, 2021
South African COVID-19 Variety Detected In Sonora
A South African variant of COVID-19 was detected for the first time in Mexico this week — including one case in neighboring Sonora.
April 29, 2021

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