19 New COVID-19 Cases

19 New COVID-19 Cases…

As Numbers Grow

4 Deaths

Total Positives Now Officially 555

Total Deaths in County 60

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (June 10, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 19 new COVID-19 confirmed cases and four deaths. All four deaths occurred in the Bullhead City service area and are previously reported cases. One of them is in the 70-79 year age range; two are 80-89; one is 90+.

Of the 19 new cases, 13 are in the Bullhead City service area. Ten of those cases are under investigation. Two cases are 19-29; three cases are 30-39; three cases are 40-49; one case is 50-59; one case is 60-69. The final three Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and linked to another case. One of those is 0-18; one is 30-39; one is 40-49.

There are five confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. Four of those are recovering at home and linked to another case. One is 0-18; one is 40-49; two are 50-59.  The final Havasu area case is a 50-59 person and the case is under investigation.

The 19th case is under investigation and is a North County person who is 40-49.

There are now 108 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 9 deaths, 243 in Kingman, with a total of 36 deaths there, and 10 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 194 in Bullhead City, including 15 deaths.  There are now a total of – 60 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –555.

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. The count includes all ages.  It is vital that people practice social distancing and wear masks in public. Please be alert and be safe.

 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.

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 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 is apparently an overall lack of interest in wearing a mask, staying home when sick, etc. A much bigger problem that will allow the virus to continue its march through our county, and more concerning, through our high risk populations.

 Meanwhile, please keep in mind that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are: 

Maintain your 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 people who are 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.

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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