175 New COVID-19 Cases Since Wednesday at Noon in Mohave County

Published by The Bee News

August 20, 2021

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175 New COVID-19 Cases Since Wednesday at Noon

Plus 8 New Deaths

24,830 Total Positives / 729 Total Deaths

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (August 20, 2021) — The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 175 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since Wednesday at noon.  There are 8 new deaths, ALL previously reported positive cases.

Four of the eight deaths reported are in the Bullhead City service area. One is 40-49; one is 50-59; one is 60-69; one is 70-79.

Three of the deaths are in the Kingman service area.  One is 30-39; one is 60-69; one is 80-89.

The eighth and final death is from the Laje avasu City service area, a 60-69 person.

Of the 175 new confirmed cases, there are 70 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City service area There are 80 new confirmed cases in the Kingman service area. There are 23 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 2 new confirmed case in the North County service area. There are 0 new cases in an Undetermined or unknown area of the county.

ALL 175 new cases remain under investigation.

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

Of the 80 new confirmed cases in the Kingman area, ten are 0-10; ten are 11-19; six are 20-29; ten are 30-39; seven are 40-49; ten are 50-59; sixteen are 60-69; ten are 70-79.

Of the 23 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, one is 0-10; six are 11-19; two are 20-29; five are 30-39; two are 50-59; three are 60-69; one is 70-79; three are 80-89.

Of the two new confirmed cases in the North County area, one is 20-29 and one is 50-59.

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES SINCE 1ST CASE REPORTED –—–24,671

TOTAL RECOVERED THUS FAR: 21,977

AVERAGE AGE OF CASES SINCE CASE #1: 46.3

AVERAGE AGE OF DEATHS SINCE FIRST DEATH: 74.2

Important 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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