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Agency: US provides $150.1M to Arizona for COVID-19 testing

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Posted at 9:54 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 12:54:20-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that the federal government is providing $150.1 million of new funding to Arizona to support testing for COVID-19.

The department said the funding for Arizona is part of $10.25 billion provided to states, territories, and local jurisdictions from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

The department said in a statement the money will provide critical support for testing and other work while helping jurisdictions re-open their economies. Arizona health officials reported 396 additional COVID-19 cases with 18 more deaths as of Tuesday.