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Phoenix Mayor Gallego calls on federal government for more virus testing

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As positive coronavirus cases continue to soar in Maricopa County, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has called for assistance from the federal government to provide additional testing capabilities.

“My top request right now is more aid from the federal government for testing,” Gallego told CNN’s The Situation Room on Monday.

The Democratic mayor said that Monday marked a 28.8% positivity rate for COVID-19 tests in Maricopa County.

“If we had sufficient numbers of testing, you’d expect to see a positive rate around 2%, but we are only testing the sickest,” she added.


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