18 New COVID-19 Cases;
Includes 1 Death, Plus 1 Death From Previous Case
Total Positives Now Officially 1,454
Total Deaths in County 89
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 7, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 18 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, including one death, plus a second death from a previously reported case. Twelve of the cases, including the one new death are in the Bullhead City service area. Four of the new cases are in the Lake Havasu City service area and the remaining two are in the Kingman service area.
Regarding the two deaths—as mentioned, one is a new case in the Bullhead City area, an 80-89 year age range person. The other is a 50-59 person in the Kingman service area from a previously reported case.
Of the remaining 11 Bullhead City area cases, one is a 70-79 person, who is hospitalized; six are recovering at home and linked to another case. One of those is 0-10; two are 11-19; one is 20-29; one is 30-39; one is 50-59. The remaining four Bullhead City area cases are under investigation. One is 30-39; one is 50-59; one is 60-69; one is 80-89.
Of the four Lake Havasu City area cases, three are recovering at home and are linked to another confirmed case—there is one each of 20-29, 30-39, and 40-49. The fourth Lake Havasu City area case is 60-69 and under investigation.
Of the two Kingman area cases, one is 20-29, recovering at home and linked to another case. The other is 50-59 and the case is under investigation.
Bullhead City 721
Lake Havasu City 358
North County 33
Total Cases 1454
Total Deaths 89
There are now 358 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 13 deaths, 342 in Kingman, with a total of 44 deaths there, and 33 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,) and 721 in Bullhead City, including 30 deaths. There are now a total of – 89 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –—–1,454.
*The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 48.8 years old.
**The Average age of deaths frpm COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 78.4.
***As of right now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 499 recovered cases in the county. This is updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.*
**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. Things might seem more normal now, but, we’re simply not there yet. 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): https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/.
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 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.