16 New COVID-19 Cases

16 New COVID-19 Cases…

Two Deaths 

Numbers Continue to Spike

Total Positives Now Officially 571

Total Deaths in County 62

Let’s Be Careful Out There

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (June 11, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 16 new COVID-19 confirmed cases and two deaths.  One of the deaths is a 70-79 age range person in the Bullhead City service area, a previously reported case.  The other was not previously reported. It’s a 90+ person in the Kingman service area.

Of the 16 new cases, 8 are in the Bullhead City area. One is hospitalized. That person is 50-59 and is linked to another confirmed case.  Three cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is20-29; one is 30-39; one is 50-59. The remaining four Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and their cases are under investigation. One is 30-39; one is 50-59; one is 60-69; one is 80-89.

Five of the 16 cases are in the Lake Havasu City service area. Three are recovering at home and are under investigation.  Two of them are 11-19 and one is 70-79.  The final two Havasu area cases are 50-59 and both are recovering at home and linked to another confirmed case.

The final two cases are in the Kingman service area (please remember, we already counted one case in Kingman, who died and wasn’t reported before.) One is 40-49, at home and linked to another case.  The last case is 60-69 and is under investigation.

There are now 113 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 9 deaths, 246 in Kingman, with a total of 37 deaths there, and 10 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 202 in Bullhead City, including 16 deaths.  There are now a total of – 60 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –—–

Frequently, Mohave County Department of Public Health staff must review case information for accuracy and completeness. As a result of our latest review, the case count and respective demographic data was 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. These changes are made to insure the most accurate current statistics.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES: 

 *Recently, the Arizona Department of Health Services conducted testing activities in long term care facilities in Mohave County. The case summary today includes cases from long term care facilities.

**As of now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 185 recovered cases in the county.  This will be updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.***

 ***The number of Mohave County confirmed cases have 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. Things seem more normal now, but, we’re not there yet.   Please be alert and be safe.***

 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.

For 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):  https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/.

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: 

*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 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.

*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.

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