By Danny Shapiro | KTAR
Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday federal authorities were ready to assist Arizona with health care personnel and surge capacity needs as coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket in the state.
Pence spent less than three hours in Phoenix to meet with Gov. Doug Ducey and local health leaders on the same day Arizona reported single-day records of 4,878 new coronavirus cases and 88 deaths.
“We are absolutely determined to make sure Arizona and those health care workers have the resources, supplies and equipment they need to render the care that any one of us would want a member of the family to have,” Pence said during a press conference at the airport.
Pence said Ducey asked to have an additional 500 medical personnel brought to the state to help with the COVID-19 response, a request that will be met.