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Arizona is now so short of test kits for COVID-19 that the state health director has urged doctors to not rely on being able to get test results, but simply manage patients with symptoms as though they were infected.

Shortly after Governor Doug Ducey announced Thursday additional mitigation strategies to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona, Yavapai County Community Health Services posted on its website the first “presumptive positive” case in Sedona. 

A check of the Arizona Department of Health Services website (azdhs.gov) mid-day Friday, shows the state's confirmed and presumed positive cases at 63. There are 34 cases in Maricopa County; 10 in Pinal County; 8 in Pima County; 5 in Coconino County; 3 in Navajo County; and one each is Graham, Santa Cruz and Yavapai counties. 

Contact the reporter at tmcquerrey@payson.com

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