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Ducey holds news conference amid rising COVID-19 cases in Arizona

Posted at 6:16 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 22:23:59-04

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey held a news conference Thursday to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Arizona has recently seen an uptick of reported COVID-19 cases -- including 1,315 cases Thursday -- worrying health experts, and some in the medical and education communities.

Gov. Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ urged Arizonans to take caution, wear a mask when out in public and avoid large gatherings.

The governor also announced $1.6 million in new funding for local food banks. At the news conference, a representative for St. Mary's Food Bank said the funding would allow them to expand food delivery services to seniors.