176  New COVID-19 Cases Since Friday at Noon

Published by The Bee News

August 23, 2021

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176  New COVID-19 Cases Since Friday at Noon

Plus 2 New Deaths

24,830 Total Positives / 729 Total Deaths

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (August 23, 2021) — The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 176 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since Friday at noon.  There are also 2 new deaths from previously reported positive cases.

Both deaths are 70-79 individuals.  One is from the Bullhead City service area and one is from the Kingman service area.

Of the 176 new confirmed cases, there are 88 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City service area There are 49 new confirmed cases in the Kingman service area. There are 36 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 0 new confirmed case in the North County service area. There are 3 new cases in an Undetermined or unknown area of the county.

ALL 176 new cases remain under investigation.

Of the 88 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City area, eight are 0-10; fourteen are 11-19; thirteen are 20-29; nine are 30-39; ten are 40-49; fourteen are 50-59; fourteen are 60-69; five are 70-79; one is 80-89.

Of the 49 new cases in the Kingman area, four are 0-10; ten are 11-19; eight are 20-29; nine are 30-39; six are 40-49; seven are 50-59; four are 60-69; one is 70-79.

Of the 36 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, one is 0-10; ten are 11-19; four are 20-29; four are 30-39; five are 40-49; seven are 50-59; three are 60-69; two are 70-79.

Of the 3 new confirmed cases in an Undetermined or Unknown area of the county, one is 0-10; one is 20-29; one is 90+.

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES SINCE 1ST CASE REPORTED –—–25,040

TOTAL RECOVERED THUS FAR: 22,171

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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