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Ducey urges caution in Arizona amid virus case surge

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Posted at 9:05 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 11:05:25-05

PHOENIX (AP) — With Arizona reporting a daily average of 1,900 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, Gov. Doug Ducey has urged residents to be careful amid the surging coronavirus outbreak.

Ducey in a video posted Tuesday urged people to wear face coverings, wash hands, practice social distancing and stay home when sick. He says gatherings of families and friends from outside immediate households “are no safer than going to the grocery store."

Ducey has not implemented a statewide masking requirement and he announced no new prevention initiatives. He cited past efforts including increasing testing and additional funding for hospitals.