10 New COVID-19 Cases
Plus 1 Death
Total Positives Now Officially 3,448
Total Deaths 185
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (August 23, 2020) –The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of a total of 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and, also, one death.
The one death is a previously reported 80-89 year age range person in the Lake Havasu City service area.
Of the ten new confirmed cases, 9 are in the Bullhead City service area and there is one case in the Kingman service area.
All 9 of the Bullhead City area cases are under investigation. Three are 20-29; three are 30-39; one is 40-49; two are 50-59.
The final case is the solo case in the Kingman area, a 30-39 person.
The county, at this time, will not be releasing deaths by individual communities.
TOTAL POSITIVE CASES –—–3,448.
TOTAL RECOVERED: 2,385
The daily press releases on COVID-19 are now released later in the day than they were before as more information and a later cutoff in the daily tally is taking place.*
The county is now emphasizing the vitally important “trending” of the disease in the county and supplying some additional information in the website link below.
The Mohave County Department of Health does not report any “probable” cases, only “confirmed” cases of COVID-19.
**The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 48.3 years old.
***The Average age of deaths from COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 76.4.
For More detailed stats about COVID-19 in Mohave County, here is the same website as before, but, it has a new layout and detail:
Please remember: It is vital that people continue to practice Social Distancing and wear masks in public. Always wash your hands when returning to your office or home. Please be alert and be safe.
The Mohave County Department of Public Health makes contact with all confirmed cases and encourages self-isolation for ten days to two weeks, depending on their symptoms and unique work and living situation. Public Health staff then identify the people who have been exposed to the confirmed case (contact tracing) and encourage them to self-isolate until they are past the point of possibly developing the infection. Public Health monitors each confirmed case, and all of the contacts during quarantines.
Also, for additional statewide information about the COVID-19 response, go to: https://azdhs.gov/
There remains the problem of an overall lack of interest in wearing a mask, staying home when sick, and true adherence to Social Distancing. This allows the COVID-19 virus to continue its march through our county. Over confidence is not the best attitude.
Meanwhile, please keep in mind that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to:
*Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when unable to remain about six feet apart..
*Maintain Social Distancing (at least 6 Feet apart!)
*Stay at home if at all possible.
* Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
* Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
* Stay home when you are sick, or if you are not an essential employee.
* Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
* Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
*Beware of false rumors and attempts to discredit COVID-19. It is not a hoax. Check reliable sources when new information comes out.
COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. For people with mild illness, individuals are asked to stay home, drink plenty of fluids, and get rest. For people with more severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, individuals are advised to seek healthcare, using telemedicine where available.