Coronavirus

Local residents will have two opportunities to get tested for the coronavirus on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30.

The Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. will be conducting drive-thru testing from 8 a.m. to 12 noon May 29 at their Parker Walk-in Clinic, 601 Riverside Drive in Parker. No appointments are needed.

The La Paz County Health Department and Sonora Quest Labs will be conducting drive-thru testing from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at the La Paz County Office Complex at 1112 Joshua Avenue in Parker. This is part of Gov. Doug Ducey’s “testing blitz.”

This testing is for people over the age of 18, and it’s free. However, you must have an appointment. To make an appointment, call 928-615-4305 from Monday, May 25 to Thursday, May 28 during regular business hours.

As of May 20, there had been approximately 15,000 cases of the coronavirus in Arizona, and about 750 deaths. Maricopa County had just under half the cases at 7,240. The vast majority of cases in the state were in six counties:  Maricopa, Pima, Navajo, Apache, Coconino and Pinal.

The Navajo Nation has had a higher rate of coronavirus infection than many states.

The United States has the largest number of cases in the world. On May 21, they had been 1.6 million cases. There have been 95,000 deaths, but 372,000 have recovered.

Worldwide, there have been over 5.1 million cases with approximately 332,000 deaths. More than 2 million people have recovered.

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