15 New COVID-19 Cases
3 More Deaths
Total Positives Now Officially 3,180
Total Deaths in County 158
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (August 8, 2020) –The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified this afternoon of 15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Of the new cases, 9 are in the Bullhead City service area. There is 1 new case in the Kingman service area. The Lake Havasu City service area has 5 new cases. The North County service area has 0 new cases.
There are 3 deaths from previously reported cases. All three are in the Lake Havasu City service area. Two are 80-89 and one is 90+.
Of the 9 new cases in the Bullhead City area, 8 are under investigation. Two are 0-10; three are 20-29; one is 40-49; one is 50-59; one is 60-69. The final Bullhead City area case is a 30-39 person, who is recovering at home and is linked to another case.
Of the 5 Lake Havasu City area cases, all are under investigation. One is 11-19; one is 30-39; one is 50-59; two are 70-79.
The final case is a 30-39 person in the Kingman service area. That case remains under investigation.
There are now 1,474 positive cases in Bullhead City, including 69 deaths.
There are now 999 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 34 deaths.
There are 624 positive confirmed cases in Kingman, including 55 deaths.
There are 70 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other” (composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,) There are 0 deaths there.
*Other/Unknown 13 (Addresses not known)
There are a total of – 158 deaths in the county from the disease.
Total positive cases –—–3,180.
The Mohave County Department of Health does not report any “probable” cases, only “confirmed” cases of COVID-19.
**As of now, the MCDPH is reporting a total of 1,394 RECOVERED CASES in the county. (This is updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.)**
**The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 48.4 years old.
***The Average age of deaths from COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 77.1.
Patients who believe they may have active COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to contact their health care provider or locate an Arizona Testing Blitz site for testing at https://www.azdhs.gov/testingblitz
For more information about the COVID-19 testing service, visit www.SonoraQuest.com/coronavirus.
**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. 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):
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 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.