May 8, 2020 / Modified may 8, 2020 3:29 p.m.

Arizona enters second weekend of COVID-19 'testing blitz'

Pima County's numbers for the increased testing effort came in below expectations last week.

Part 2 of the Arizona COVID-19 "testing blitz" is Saturday, and there are more places in Pima County to get tested.

Doctor Sudah Nadalingam with El Rio Health says her clinic hopes to test 500 patients at three sites tomorrow, up from the 323 they saw last Saturday:

"We've fine-tuned our processes based on last week's agenda. So what we're going to do, we have more staff who're going to man the tents, we are starting earlier, from 7 [a.m.] to 12 [p.m.] so that we beat the Tucson heat."

All the testing sites from last week will be participating this Saturday. In addition, Banner-South on Country Club Drive will have drive-thru testing, and Fast Med Urgent care will have testing at two locations.

El Rio is only testing existing clients, and some of the other sites require pre-registration.

Find a list of testing sites here.


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