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13 New COVID-19 Cases & One Death

Written by The Bee

June 2, 2020

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13 New COVID-19 Cases

& One Death of Previous Case

Total Positives Now 417

Total Deaths in County 46

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (June 2, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 13 new COVID-19 confirmed cases. Also, there is a death of a person 80-89, a previously reported case in the Bullhead City area.

Of the 13 new positive cases, 12 are in the Bullhead City service area. Four cases are under investigation: one of those is 19-29; one is 30-39; two are 60-69.  Four cases are recovering at home and the case is under investigation. One of those is 19-29; one is 40-49; two are 50-59.

Two of the Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and linked to another case.  One is 40-49 and the other is 50-59. One Bullhead area case is a 60-69 year age range person who is hospitalized and the case is under investigation. And one Bullhead area case is recovering at home, is a 19-29 age range individual, who is not linked to another case.

The final case is a 30-39 age range person in the Lake Havasu City service area, who is recovering at home and is linked to another confirmed case.

There are now 76 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including eight deaths, 226 in Kingman, with a total of 32 deaths there, and 8 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 107 in Bullhead City, including five deaths.  There are now a total of — 46 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –417.

***NOTE: Periodically, Mohave County Department of Public Health staff review case information for accuracy and completeness. As a result of a recent review, the case count and respective demographic data will be adjusted slightly to show accurate data. There are a number of reasons for the adjustment, including the removal of cases that did not have a permanent address in Mohave County, reconciliation of cases reported twice or not originally reported, and removal of probable cases.  

To summarize the adjustment: the total number of cases increases by one, the number of deaths does not change; Lake Havasu City and North Country each have one less case than previously reported while Kingman has two more cases and Bullhead City has one additional case. 

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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