201 New COVID-19 Cases Since Thursday at Noon & 15 New Deaths Reported 34,803 Total Positive Cases & 1,022 Total Deaths

Published by The Bee News

December 27, 2021

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MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (December 27, 2021) — The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 201 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since Thursday noon. There are also 15 new deaths reported.

Of the 15 deaths, 13 are previously reported positive cases. The other two are among today’s reported positive cases.

Twelve of the deaths are from the Kingman service area.  Two of those are 40-49; seven are 60-69; two are 80-89. The 13th Kingman area death is a 70-79 person, who is also one of today’s newly reported positive cases.

One death is an 80-89 person in the Lake Havasu City service area.

Two deaths are from the Bullhead City service area. One is 40-49 and the other is an 80-89 individual, who is also one of today’s newly reported positive cases.

ALL 201 new confirmed positive cases remain under investigation.

Of the 201 new confirmed cases, there are 83 confirmed cases in the Bullhead City service area. There are 41 new confirmed cases in the Kingman service area. There are 66 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 6 new confirmed cases in the North County service area.  There are 5 new confirmed cases in an Undetermined or Unknown area of the county.

Of the 83 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City area, six are 0-10; six are 11-19; twenty-one are 20-29; twelve are 30-39; six are 40-49; fourteen are 50-59l seven are 60-69; four are 70-79; five are 80-89.  The 83rd new positive case is the Bullhead City area death mentioned above. (an  80-89 person.)

Of the 41 new confirmed cases in the Kingman area, two are 0-10; five are 11-19; seven are 20-29; eight are 30-39; five are 40-49; six are 50-59; three are 60-69; two are 70-79; two are 80-89. The 42rd newly confirmed Kingman area case is also one of the deaths mentioned above.

Of the 66 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, two are 0-10; five are 11-19; two are 20-29; nine are 30-39; six are 40-49; nineteen are 50-59; twelve are 60-69; nine are 70-79; two are 80-89.

Of the 6 new confirmed cases in the North County area of the county, one is 0-10; two are  20-29; two are 40-49; one is 70-79.

Of the 5 new confirmed cases in an Unknown/Undermined area of the county, one is 0-10; one is 11-19; one is 20-29; one is 60-69; one is 70-79.

 

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES SINCE 1ST CASE REPORTED –—–34,803

TOTAL RECOVERED THUS FAR: 29,142

AVERAGE AGE OF CASES SINCE CASE #1: 45.4

AVERAGE AGE OF DEATHS SINCE FIRST DEATH: 72.2

 

Public Health is aware of the growing OMICRON variant and is monitoring the situation. At this time, we have no confirmed cases of this variant in our county. It is still unclear if the Omicron variant is more contagious or if symptoms are more severe, and, there is currently no more conclusive data available to assess the effectiveness of vaccines or natural immunity for those with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection that would neutralize the Omicron variant.

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MCDPH has been notified of a scam in which citizens receive a call from a person claiming to be employees of the Mohave County Department of Public Health and offering home visits to administer COVID-19 vaccine. The MCDPH does not and will not directly contact residents to offer home-based COVID-19 vaccination appointments.*

IMPORTANT NOTE: As a good reminder, the MCDPH(Mohave County Department of Public Health) only reports confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, unlike the ADHS, which reports “probables” as well. Therefore, the county’s numbers and those from the state are not the same.

Even those fully vaccinated can still get COVID-19.  The vaccine reduces the severity of the virus and hospitalizations.  It does not mean individuals are totally immune from Covid-19.

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*Updated Current Vaccination Information*

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended booster doses of all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States.

For the latest updated information on booster doses and eligibility, please visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html

Treatment Options

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy (FDA Emergency Use Authorization)

While vaccines provide the best protection from COVID-19, treatment options such as Monoclonal Antibody therapy can shorten the duration of symptoms and reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization.

Monoclonal antibodies, or mAbs, are made in a laboratory to fight a particular infection — in this case, the virus that causes COVID-19 — and are given to patients directly with an infusion or a shot. Your body naturally makes antibodies to fight infection. However, your body may not have antibodies designed to recognize a new virus like the virus that causes COVID-19. That’s why mAb treatment may help patients who are at high risk for severe symptoms or hospitalization.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow the use of monoclonal antibody therapies for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID19 in certain high-risk patients. Some people who have been exposed to COVID-19 may qualify for treatment even before testing positive for COVID-19. This treatment is not a substitute for vaccination against COVID-19.

General eligibility information is below.

  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are within ten days of 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

Each facility has its own standards for administering the Monoclonal Antibody Therapy. Please visit their respective websites or call the number provided below for more information.

Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC)

Website: https://www.azkrmc.com/seeking-medicalcare-covid-19

Phone Number: 928-681-8699

Western Arizona Regional Medical Center (WARMC)

Website: https://www.warmc.com/newsroom/antibody-therapy-now-offered-forcovid19-patients-16364

Phone number: 928-763- 2273

Havasu Urgent Care (aka Havasu Primary Care and Pediatrics)

Phone number: 928-505-1030

Veklury® (Remdesivir) (FDA approved)

Veklury® (Remdesivir) works by slowing the replication of the COVID-19 virus, thereby reducing the amount of virus circulating in the body.

Veklury® (Remdesivir) is approved for hospitalized patients age 12 years and older who weigh at least 88 pounds, with more severe COVID-19 disease. Your hospital care team will decide if you are eligible to receive this treatment.

Protect yourself and others

o   Get the COVID-19 vaccine (ages 12 and up).

o   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.

o   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

o   Stay home as much as possible, but especially when you are sick.

o   Put distance between yourself and other people, at least 6 feet.

o   Avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more.

o   Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

o   Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

o   Wear a face covering when in indoor public places.

If you have COVID-19 questions, please call 928-753-8665

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