14 New COVID-19 Cases;
Total Positives Now 295
Total Deaths in County 31
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (May 22, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 14 new COVID-19 cases. Nine of the cases are in the Kingman service area; four are in Lake Havasu City area; one is “COC”—that is unclear at this time. It may have to be revised tomorrow.
Of the 9 Kingman area cases, all are recovering at home and linked to another case. One is 0-18 age range; two are in the 19-29 age range; four are 30-39; one is in the 40-49 age range; one is 80-89.
There are now 58 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including five deaths, 203 in Kingman, with a total of 23 deaths there, 9 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,) and 25 in Bullhead City, including one death. There are a total of — 31 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –295.
***NOTE REGARDING THIS WEEKEND AT DAVIS CAMP: Because of a heavy influx and record numbers of visitors to Davis Camp in recent weekends (last Saturday over 7,000 were present), Mohave County is bringing in additional armed security at the park for this weekend and will have a restriction totaling 2,000 adult wristbands Saturday, and Sunday mornings of this Memorial Day weekend. Parking and visitor capacity limits will be strictly enforced. The Board of Supervisors passed the measure at a special meeting yesterday by a majority vote. This will mean a limit of approximately 5,000 people each day (counting children.)***
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/
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.