19 New COVID-19 Cases

19 New COVID-19 Cases

Total Positives Now 364

Total Deaths in County 40

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (May 28, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 19 new COVID-19 positive confirmed cases. Ten of the cases are in the Bullhead City service area; there are six cases in the Lake Havasu City area; and, the remaining three cases are in the Kingman service area.

Of the ten Bullhead City area cases, nine of the cases are under investigation; of those nine, one is in the 0-18 age range, one is 30-39, 2 are 40-49, one is 50-59, two are 60-69; one is 70-79 and one is 80-89. The tenth Bullhead City area case is a 19-29 year age range person, who is recovering at home and is not linked to another case.

Of the six cases in the Lake Havasu City service area, one is 30-39, it is a case under investigation and is recovering at home; one is 60-69, linked to another case and recovering at home; two are 70-79, both linked to another case and are at home; one is in the 80-89 year age range and the case is under investigation; the final Lake Havasu area case is 90+, linked to another case and recovering at home.

Of the three Kingman service area cases, two are in the 30-39 year age range, both are linked to another case and recovering at home.  The final Kingman area case is a 40-49 year age range person whose case is under investigation.

There are now 70 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including seven deaths, 216 in Kingman, with a total of 29 deaths there, 9 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 69 in Bullhead City, including four deaths.  There are now a total of — 40 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –364.

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/

***NOTE: The Mohave County Library District has reopened library facilities to the public.  Due to the pandemic, a number of changes have been made for the health and safety of library customers and staff. A trip to the library will temporarily be different than in the past, but the library is still able to connect customers with information and materials.  Customers can still pick up holds, use computers, and obtain new materials for check out. 

The most significant change for many is that there is no physical browsing of the collection. Instead, staff will locate and retrieve materials for customers. The book stacks are currently closed to the public. Customers are encouraged to browse the online catalog at https://mcld.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default to place holds or may call the library to have a hold placed for them.  The library staff is always eager to assist with finding the specific items a customer is seeking. 

ALSO: The Recorder’s Offices as well as the Assessor’s Offices have reopened in Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City.  All offices have taken necessary precautions and will continue to follow guidelines to ensure our customers and staff remain healthy and safe.

 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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