ASU official calls state's coronavirus case growth 'unsustainable'

Posted at 9:04 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 12:04:59-04

Arizona's coronavirus cases may not be growing exponentially, but the state has hit what Arizona State University researchers consider an "unsustainable plateau" that will continue to tax health care systems.

ASU Biodesign Institute Director Dr. Joshua LaBaer discussed the state's continuing Covid19 crisis during a virtual press conference Wednesday to break down what's going on with the virus in the Valley and state.

He said the growing number of cases is putting more stress on the state’s hospitals.

“Yes the state has hit a plateau, but it’s an unsustainable one,” said LaBaer. “It’s like a car that is cruising at 95 mph, it’s just not safe.”

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