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134 New COVID-19 Cases Since Monday at Noon in Mohave County

Written by The Bee News

October 6, 2021

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134 New COVID-19 Cases Since Monday at Noon

  Plus 7 New Deaths

28,835 Total Positives / 825 Total Deaths

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (October 6, 2021) — The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 134 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since Monday at noon.

There are also 7 new deaths, and ALL of them are previously reported positive cases.

Four of the newly reported deaths are in the Kingman service area. One is 50-59; one is 60-69; one is 70-79; one is 80-89.

The remaining 3 newly reported deaths are in the Bullhead City service area. Two are 70-79 and one is 80-89.

Of the 134 new confirmed positive cases, ALL remain under investigation.

Of the 134 new confirmed cases, there are 69 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City service area There are 25 new confirmed cases in the Kingman service area. There are 36 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 3 new confirmed cases in the North County service area. There is 1 new confirmed case in an Undetermined or Unknown area of the county.

Of the 69 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City area, four are 0-10; twelve are 11-19; eight are 20-29; twelve are 30-39; seven are 40-49; eleven are 50-59; nine are 60-69; three are 70-79; three are 80-89.

Of the 25 new confirmed cases in the Kingman area, five are 20-29; five are 30-39; two are 40-49; seven are 50-59; four are 60-69; two are 70-79.

Of the 36 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, four are 0-10; four are 11-19; nine are 20-29; five are 30-39; four are 40-49; three are 50-59; six are 60-69; one is 70-79.

Of the 3 new confirmed cases in the North County area, one is 50-59 and two are 60-69.

The solo case in an Unknown/Undetermined area of the county is a 20-29 person.

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES SINCE 1ST CASE REPORTED –—–28,835

TOTAL RECOVERED THUS FAR: 24,561

AVERAGE AGE OF CASES SINCE CASE #1: 45.3

AVERAGE AGE OF DEATHS SINCE FIRST DEATH: 73.2

**Important Reminder: Even those fully vaccinated can still get COVID-19.  The vaccine reduces the severity of the virus and hospitalizations.  It does not mean individuals are totally immune from Covid-19.**

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 CDC’s Recommendations for Pfizer Booster Shot


A press release from the CDC on Friday lists the latest recommendation for a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, allowing “for millions of Americans who are at the highest risk” to receive the jab.

Here are the recommendations:

*People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care facilities should receive a Pfizer booster shot at least 6 months after their primary 2 shots,

* Persons aged 50-64 years with underlying health conditions should receive a a Pfizer booster shot at least 6 months after their primary 2 shots,

*Persons 18-49 with underlying medical conditions may receive a Pfizer booster shot at least 6 months after their primary 2 shots, based on their individual benefits and risks.

*Persons 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a Pfizer booster shot at least 6 months after their primary 2 shots, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Most of the vaccinated Mohave County residents have received at least 1 dose of the Moderna vaccine. Meanwhile, the FDA is reviewing data and research submitted by Moderna regarding booster shots, but no recommendation has been made.

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*IMPORTANT: If you are in need of testing, please be sure to check our COVID-19 Testing Sites website for a location near you: https://www.mohave.gov/ContentPage.aspx?id=127&cid=1444&page=1&rid=2229  *

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 Updated Local Information on

Reducing COVID-19 Hospitalizations  

Early intervention with monoclonal antibody infusion therapy can shorten the duration of COVID-19 symptoms and reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization. This is becoming increasingly important as a surge of patients with the Delta variant continues to strain hospital resources. 

The therapy is available to the following people:

  •  Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are within ten days of symptom onset
    •    Unvaccinated individuals who have had close contact with a COVID-positive person
    •    Vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised and have had close contact with a COVID-positive person

If you or a close contact test positive for COVID-19, immediately contact (928) 681-8699 to see if you are eligible for treatment.  Additional information about monoclonal antibody infusion therapy can be found at:

https://www.phe.gov/emergency/events/COVID19/investigation-MCM/Documents/COVID-19-Patients-508.pdf

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COVID-19 Cases are on the rise in many parts of the U.S., including Mohave County.  Well over 90% of all those who are hospitalized, were not vaccinated.  The Mohave County Health Department continues to urge all residents to get fully vaccinated.  At this point, Mohave County has under 40% vaccinated.  If you haven’t been fully immunized yet, please help our county reach a much higher percentage of vaccinations.  The Delta variant is here and hospitalizations have increased locally.

Vaccinations are readily available at this time. With some providers, immediate walk ins are available as well. Check providers here–https://www.mohavecounty.us/ContentPage.aspx?id=127&cid=1444&page=2&rid=2230 *

More County COVID-19 test results can be seen here: https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/

These reports now take place on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday afternoons.

 Pfizer Vaccine Now Available to

12-17 Year Olds in Mohave County

The Mohave County Department of Public Health has now allocated Pfizer vaccine to the following providers this week. Two doses are required and this vaccine can be administered to the 12-17 age group. In Mohave County, that is approximately 10,000 individuals.)

  • Kingman:                Uptown Drug
  • Bullhead City:         DeeFlat Pharmacy

                                            Riverside Pharmacy

  • Lake Havasu City:  Sunrise Pharmacy

Additionally, individuals can locate other providers offering Pfizer vaccine in Mohave County using the ADHS Vaccine Finder web link:

https://azdhs.gov/covid19/vaccines/index.php#find-vaccines

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Extra HELP is in place with our County COVID Call Center for those who do not have access to the Internet and/or a computer. Those individuals can now help dealing with COVID-19 information.   928-753-8665. 

The call center will also answer any other questions on COVID-19.  There are 6 people answering the calls, so please be patient. They will get to you.  Thank you!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Mohave County Department of Public Health staff review case information for accuracy and completeness.  There are a number of reasons for the adjustments, 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.

Steps you can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Monitor your health daily

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