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Yuma County sees decline in COVID-19 testing

Yuma County sees decline in COVID-19 testing
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Health officials say only 10 percent of COVID-19 testing was met in our county

YUMA, Ariz. ( KYMA, KECY) -Yuma County health officials say COVID-19 testing in our county has decreased.

In en effort to ramp up testing in Yuma County, only 10 percent of the goal was met in mid-August.

According to COVID Tracking Project, new cases of COVID-19 are trending down nationally and locally. It also says they show a decrease in testing.

Out of 10,000 COVID-19 tests provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Yuma County, in five days, only 1,060 people were tested.

The other 8,940 tests now have to be returned to the state.

However, could the low-testing in Yuma County lead to a false sense that the crisis is improving in our area?

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Carmen Valencia joined KYMA in early September of 2018 as a multimedia journalist.


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