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Arizona receives additional $12.4 million from CDC for coronavirus response

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 15:43:02-04

PHOENIX — Arizona is set to receive $12.4 million to support the public health response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Officials with the Arizona Department of Health Services announced the funding on Thursday.

It’s provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is in addition to the $16.2 million already received from the CDC during this response.

AZDHS is working with local public health departments to enhance and implement statewide plans to help stop the spread of coronavirus across the state.

The funds will go toward identifying cases, contact tracing and follow up activities, improving morbidity and mortality surveillance, enhancing laboratory testing, and protecting and monitoring the health of our healthcare system.

As of Thursday, April 23, there are 5,769 cases of COVID-19 statewide with 249 reported deaths. ADHS is reporting a total of 58,697 tests completed.