119 New COVID-19 Cases;
Includes Two New Deaths
Total Positives Now Officially 1,573
Total Deaths in County 91
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 8, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 119 new COVID-19 confirmed cases. That includes two new deaths. One of the deaths is a 70-79 year age range person from the Kingman service area and the other is an 80-89 individual in the Bullhead City area.
Of the remaining 117 cases, 53 are in the Bullhead City service area. There are 30 in the Kingman service area and 34 in the Lake Havasu City service area.
Of the 53 Bullhead City area cases, one 70-79 is hospitalized. There are 34 cases remaining under investigation. Two are 11-19; four are 20-29; eight are 30-39; one is 40-49; seven are 50-59; five are 60-69; six are 70-79; one is 80-89. Eighteen of the Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. Two are 0-10; two are 11-19; six are 20-29; two are 30-39; one is 40-49; two are 50-59; three are 70-79.
Of the 30 Kingman area cases, six are hospitalized, one of those(70-79) is still under investigation. The other 5 hospitalized cases are linked to another case. Two are 50-59; one is 60-69; one is 70-79; one is 80-89. Fifteen of the Kingman area cases remain under investigation. Seven of those are 20-29; four are 30-39; one is 40-49; one is 50-59; one is 60-69; one is 70-79.
The remaining 9 Kingman area cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is 11-19; one is 20-29; three are 30-39; one is 40-49; one is 60-69; one is 70-79; one is 80-89.
Of the 34 Lake Havasu City area cases, one 80-89 person is hospitalized. Thirty-one of the cases remain under investigation. One is 0-10; four are 11-19; six are 20-29; three are 30-39; four are 40-49; seven are 50-59; three are 60-69; two are 70-79; one is 80-89. The remaining two cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is 50-59 and the other is 90+.
There are now 392 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 13 deaths, 373 in Kingman, with a total of 46 deaths there, and 33 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,) and 775 in Bullhead City, including 32 deaths. There are now a total of – 91 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –—–1,573.
*The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 48.8 years old.
**The Average age of deaths frpm COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 78.4.
***As of right now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 499 recovered cases in the county. This is updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.*
**The number of Mohave County confirmed cases has risen dramatically. Please notice that the count includes all ages, not just the elderly. 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. Things might seem more normal now, but, we’re simply not there yet. Please be alert and be safe.**
For those seeking more detailed stats about COVID-19 in Mohave County, the state of Arizona, and the country, Go Here (this site is always being updated. As of this writing, it may not have the latest cases listed above): https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/.
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 their contacts are during their 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 social distance.
*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 a 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.