/ Modified jun 29, 2020 1:44 p.m.

With random calls, Sonora hopes to rout out COVID-19 cases

Residents of Sonora will start getting calls from the government seeking health information.

To uncover possible COVID-19 cases, residents of Sonora will start getting calls from the government seeking health information.

With deaths mounting and cases confirmed in the vast majority of the state’s municipios — similar to counties — those random calls were slated to start Sunday.

“They are very simple questions, to find out how you feel and if you have any COVID symptoms,” Sonoran Health Secretary Enrique Clausen said Thursday.

If there is suspicion, a followup call to schedule testing and possible treatment will be made.

In the last two weeks, confirmed deaths in Sonora have more than doubled to 749 and confirmed cases have nearly doubled to 7,706, according to the most recent state data. There is far less testing in Sonora than in Arizona.

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