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State Rep. Raquel Terán tests positive for coronavirus

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PHOENIX — Arizona House of Representatives member Raquel Terán announced Saturday afternoon in a press release that both she and her husband have tested positive for the coronavirus.

She is not experiencing any symptoms at this time and is quarantining with her husband and young son. Her son’s test results have yet to come back.

Terán’s positive tests come after visiting family members last week who later tested positive.

“Like so many in our community, we want to be close to the ones we love,” Terán said in the release. “We miss them and we want to see them.

“We take extensive precautions when we go out, we wear masks, we keep our distance and we wash our hands, but we let our guard down with family.”

After both tested negative for the coronavirus on Monday and Thursday, Terán’s husband began feeling ill on Friday and visited an emergency room where he tested positive, according to the release. Terán tested positive as well Saturday morning.

“COVID-19 is highly contagious and cases are on the rise again,” she said. “Listen to the experts and scientists, and make sure if you think you’ve been exposed that you get tested immediately.”

Terán added going through the process confirmed her concerns about the accessibility of testing, saying the experience to get tests took a lot of initiative.

“We have to make sure testing is available and accessible especially as cases continue to rise.”

Arizona health authorities reported 890 new coronavirus cases on Saturday morning, ending a four-day streak with at least 900 new cases reported.

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