246 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today

Published by The Bee News

December 17, 2020

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246 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today

Includes 1 Death (Not Previous Case)

Plus 2 Deaths(From Previous Cases)

Total Positives 9084

Total Deaths 270

*Free COVID Testing Hours Expanded

Appointments Required

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (December 17, 2020) –The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 246 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported today. There are also 3 new deaths.

Two deaths are from previously reported cases. One is a Kingman area 80-89 person and the other is an 80-89 person in the Bullhead City area.  The third death is a new case not previously reported, a 70-79 person in the Bullhead City area.

Of the 246 new cases, there are 98 new cases in the Kingman service area. There are 84 new cases in the Bullhead City service area. There are 55 new cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 7 new cases in the North County service area. There are 2 new cases in an Unknown area of the county.

Of the 84 new cases in the Bullhead City area, ALL remain under investigation. ttwo are 0-10; seven are 11-19; thirteen are 20-29; ten are 30-39; ten are 40-49; six are 50-59; seventeen are 60-69(one is hospitalized); fourteen are 70-79(two are hospitalized); four are 80-89(one is hospitalized.) The final Bullhead City area case is the death mentioned above, a not previously reported case.

Of the 98 new cases in the Kingman area, ALL remain under investigation. Four are 0-10; nine are 11-19; sixteen are 20-29; thirteen are 30-39; twelve are 40-49; twenty are 50-59; thirteen are 60-69; eight are 70-79; three are 80-89.

Of the 55 new cases in the Lake Havasu City area, ALL are still under investigation. Two are 0-10; three are 11-19; seven are 20-29; six are 30-39; eleven are 40-49; nine are 50-59; six are 60-69; seven are 70-79; four are 80-89.

Of the seven new cases in the North County area, ALL are under investigation. One is 11-19; three are 20-29; two are 50-59; one is 70-79. The two Unknown location cases are 11-19 and 50-59. Both remain under investigation.



NOTE: Each month, the MCDPH reconciles cases AND deaths with the Arizona Department of Health Services to ensure that cases are assigned to the right county of residency, have been classified appropriately, etc. This was done on November 15, so there may be a slight change in numbers added to or subtracted from the Mohave County total due to this process.


Please remember that at times, we receive a number of cases that are duplicates of other cases. Some are pending further testing and/or are missing other information. When we can de-duplicate them, we subtract the duplicate cases and keep the originals. If we receive no new cases, this can mean an overall reduction in total cases. All Mohave County cases and death records are kept in a secure database maintained by Arizona Department of Health Services. This database has numerous benefits (including cost savings, security of data, immediate test results data, etc.), but it does mean working within their system for data management. Thus, there can be duplicates, cases transferred in or out from other counties, and other conditions that may temporarily affect Mohave County case counts on some days.

 IMPORTANT NOTE: The Mohave County Department of Public Health staff review case information for accuracy and completeness. As a result of recent reviews, 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.

 **The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 47.9 years old.

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



*Free Ongoing COVID-19 Testing

Bullhead City/Kingman/Lake Havasu City

NEW: Expanded Hours & Appointments Needed

Embry Women’s Health/Apollo Healthcare & Diagnostics has launched three COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Sites in Mohave County that started on Labor Day, September 7. These sites are the first for Embry outside of Maricopa County, where they currently operate 13 COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites, some of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“The goal is to offer testing to as many Arizonians as possible. We don’t want to stop expanding until we’re covering all 15 counties in Arizona,” said Raymond Embry, CEO of Embry Women’s Health. “We’ve been proud to meet the demand for COVID-19 testing head-on, and are grateful for the support from the public and state authorities of our operation”.

The Mohave County locations are (PLEASE NOTE: Hours Are Modified.)

Mohave Community College – Lake Havasu City

1977 W Acoma Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Began 9/7/2020 –8:00am-10:00pm – 7 days a week

Mohave Community College – Bullhead City

3400 AZ-95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442

Began 9/7/2020 –8:00am-10:00pm – 7 days a week

Mohave Community College – Kingman

1971 Jagerson Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409

Began 9/7/2020 8:00am-10:00pm– 7 days a week

Embry Women’s Health is offering COVID-19 PCR testing with results in 36-72 hours at ZERO cost to persons of all ages. They are also offering the Antigen test with 24 hours results for $50.00 to all persons above the age of 12.

Anyone interested in getting tested for free can go to https://embrywomenshealth.com/testing-blitz/ to schedule an appointment for the nearest site.



For further detailed stats about COVID-19 in Mohave County:


 Please remember: It is vital that people must 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. Please help us to insure safety for all.

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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