San Jose apparently added to Trump administration watch list as COVID-19 cases rise

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose is one of a dozen cities being apparently monitored by the Trump administration because of an increase in positive COVID-19 tests.

White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator, Doctor Deborah Birx, named the city in a recent private phone call.

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Audio of the call was obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

However, other than the audio, the center does not include San Jose in their reporting.

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Mayor Sam Liccardo says he's never had any contact from the White House about test rates.

In a statement, the county of Santa Clara said the increase in cases in all these cities demonstrates the need for a coordinated national approach to the pandemic.

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