24 New COVID-19 Cases

24 New COVID-19 Cases

Plus 3 Deaths

Total Positives 3,512

Total Deaths 192

COVID Testing in Bullhead City Friday: Must Register

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (August 26, 2020) –The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of a total of 24 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and also, three deaths.

Regarding the three new deaths, all are previously reported cases. One is a 7079 year age range person in the Kingman service area; one is a 70-79 person in the Lake Havasu City service area; one is a 90+ individual in the Bullhead City service area.

Of the 24 new confirmed cases, there are 19 new cases in the Bullhead City service area.  There are 3 new cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There is 1 new case in the Kingman service area.  The North County service area has 1 new case.

Of the 19 Bullhead City area cases, two are hospitalized and both cases remain under investigation.  One is 70-79 and the other is 80-89.  All 17 of the remaining Bullhead City area cases are under investigation. Three are 0-10; two are 20-29; four are 30-39; three are 40-49; two are 50-59; one is 60-69; two are 70-79.

Of the 3 Lake Havasu City area cases, all of them remain under investigation.  One is 20-29 and the other two are 40-49.

The Kingman area has a solo confirmed case.  It is a person who is 30-39 and the case remains under investigation.

The North County area has one case, a 50-59 person and the case remains under investigation.

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The county, at this time, will not be releasing deaths by individual communities.

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES –—–3,512.

TOTAL RECOVERED: 2,437

The daily press releases on COVID-19 are now released later in the day than they were before as more information and a later cutoff in the daily tally is taking place.*

The county is now emphasizing the vitally important “trending” of the disease in the county and supplying some additional information in the website link below.

IMPORTANT: The Mohave County Department of Public Health staff review case information for accuracy and completeness. As a result of a recent review, the case count and respective demographic data will often be 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.

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The Mohave County Department of Health does not report any “probable” cases, only “confirmed” cases of COVID-19.

 **The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 48 years old.

 The Average age of deaths from COVID-19 in Mohave County is now      76.1.

 For More detailed stats about COVID-19 in Mohave County, here is the same website as before, but, it has a new layout and detail:

https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/.

****COVID-19 Testing in Bullhead City This Friday***

Bullhead City will be hosting a COVID-19 testing event this Friday, August 28th, at the Bullhead City Police station. Advance registration is required. The event is from 6:00-9:00 AM. Community members will be provided a time to arrive during the registration process. It is available to all who want to be tested.

*Pre-registration by phone is mandatory to participate.* Pre-registration will be available tomorrow (Thursday, 8/27) from 8:30 a.m.-12 noon by calling the North Country HealthCare Bullhead City Clinic at (928) 704-1221. Testing is limited to 150 people.

On the testing day (8/28), registered participants will enter the drive-thru testing site on Alona’s Way off Marina Boulevard and stay in their vehicle. Please do not arrive early. Appointments are scheduled to ensure the testing process will run smoothly. 

Please remember: 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. Please be alert and be safe.

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 the contacts during 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 remain about six feet apart..

*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 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.

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