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Los Angeles Spends $2M Per Day On Coronavirus Testing

NBC Los Angeles-

Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday Los Angeles is spending about $2 million per day on its COVID-19 testing program and has spent more than $100 million on testing in total — but it has not received any reimbursements from the federal government.

Garcetti said this is due to the city not having its own public health department like Los Angeles County.

According to a letter Garcetti sent to Los Angeles congressional representatives urging for more federal financial support for cities, he said Congress should appropriate $1 trillion in direct emergency fiscal relief to state and local governments.

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