University Of Arizona Doctor Says Rise In COVID-19 Cases Is Due To Community Spread

By Jill Ryan
Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 8:17am
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 8:18am

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A COVID-19 testing site in El Mirage on May 29, 2020.

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Arizona and one doctor believes it’s not all due to increased testing.

Dr. Shad Marvasti is the director of public health, prevention and health promotion at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Phoenix. He says while increased testing is a part of it, community spread more likely caused the rise in cases.

“It seems to me just walking around, not many folks are wearing masks and I see people packed into spaces without really concern for the potential for spread, ” Marvasti said.

He also says reopening does not mean going back to “business as usual.” And precautions need to be taken; wearing a mask is a person’s civic duty to protect others.

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