151 New COVID-19 Cases Since Friday Noon
And, 6 New Deaths
29,583 Total Positives /840 Total Deaths
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (October 18, 2021) — The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 151 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since Friday at noon. There are also 6 new deaths reported. ALL of them are previously reported positive cases.
Five of the 6 deaths are in the Kingman service area. Four are 60-69; one is 70-79.
The 6th death is a 60-69 person in the Lake Havasu City service area.
Of the 151 new confirmed positive cases, ALL remain under investigation.
Of the 151 new confirmed cases, there are 64 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City service area There are 40 new confirmed cases in the Kingman service area. There are 46 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There is 1 new confirmed case in the North County service area. There are 0 new confirmed cases in an Undetermined or Unknown area of the county.
Of the 64 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City area, seven are 0-10; ten are 11-19; eight are 20-29; eight are 30-39; nine are 40-49; eight are 50-59; six are 60-69; seven are 70-79; one is 80-89.
Of the 40 new confirmed cases in the Kingman area, two are 0-10; two are 11-19; six are 20-29; three are 30-39; five are 40-49; nine are 50-59; eight are 60-69; five are 70-79.
Of the 46 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, one is 0-10; six are 11-19; two are 20-29; four are 30-39; nine are 40-49; eight are 50-59; nine are 60-69; six are 70-79; one is 80-89.
The 1 new confirmed case in the North County area, is a 60-69 person.
TOTAL POSITIVE CASES SINCE 1ST CASE REPORTED –—–29,583
TOTAL RECOVERED THUS FAR: 25,035
AVERAGE AGE OF CASES SINCE CASE #1: 45.2
AVERAGE AGE OF DEATHS SINCE FIRST DEATH: 73.0
**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.**
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.
*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 *
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:
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
- Lake Havasu City: Sunrise Pharmacy
Additionally, individuals can locate other providers offering Pfizer vaccine in Mohave County using the ADHS Vaccine Finder web link:
*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