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Arizona congressman seeks action after virus cases surge

As Arizona sees more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases per day, Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego has criticized Arizona’s governor for failing to highlight the seriousness of the growing public health emergency.  AP IMAGES
Posted at 12:57 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 15:57:42-04

PHOENIX (AP) — As Arizona sees more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases per day, Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego has criticized Arizona’s governor for failing to highlight the seriousness of the growing public health emergency.

Gallego sent a letter to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey asking what the governor is going to do. Ducey’s office didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment on Gallego’s letter. Ducey has said the rise in cases was expected and partly resulted from increased testing.

But public health experts have said it is clear the increase goes well beyond that, and some have called for the governor to tighten restrictions.