13 New COVID-19 Cases & 2 new deaths

13 New COVID-19 Cases

Total Positives Now 377

Two More Deaths

Total Deaths in County 42

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (May 29, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and two deaths.

Both deaths are previously reported cases.  Both are in the 80-89 year age range.  One is from the Lake Havasu City service area and one is from the Kingman area.

Of the 13 cases, eight are from the Bullhead City service area; four are from the Kingman area; one is from the Lake Havasu City area.

Of the 8 Bullhead City area cases, five of them are under investigation. Three of those are 19-29; one is 40-49; one is 60-69.  The other three Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and, linked to another case.  One is 70-79; one is 80-89; one is 90+.

Of the four Kingman area cases, all of them are linked to another case and recovering at home. One is in the 19-29 year age range; one is 30-39; one is 50-59; one is 60-69.  The final case is a Lake Havasu City service area person.  The case is under investigation and in the 40-49 year age range.

There are now 71 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including eight deaths, 220 in Kingman, with a total of 30 deaths there, 9 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 77 in Bullhead City, including four deaths.  There are now a total of — 42 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –377.

For more 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/.

Also, for additional statewide information about the COVID-19 response, go to: https://azdhs.gov/

***NOTE: The Mohave County Library District has reopened library facilities to the public.  Due to the pandemic, a number of changes have been made for the health and safety of library customers and staff. A trip to the library will temporarily be different than in the past, but the library is still able to connect customers with information and materials.  Customers can still pick up holds, use computers, and obtain new materials for check out. 

 The most significant change for many is that there is no physical browsing of the collection. Instead, staff will locate and retrieve materials for customers. The book stacks are currently closed to the public. Customers are encouraged to browse the online catalog at https://mcld.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default to place holds or may call the library to have a hold placed for them.  The library staff is always eager to assist with finding the specific items a customer is seeking. 

 ALSO: The Recorder’s Offices as well as the Assessor’s Offices have reopened in Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City.  All offices have taken necessary precautions and will continue to follow guidelines to ensure our customers and staff remain healthy and safe.

 Meanwhile, please keep in mind that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are: 

Maintain your 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 people who are 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.

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.

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