259 New COVID-19 Cases Since Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Also: 4 Deaths Reported

Published by The Bee News

May 25, 2022

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MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (May 25, 2022) — The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 259 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at noon. There are also 4 deaths reported. One of those deaths is also one of today’s new reported positive case. The remaining three deaths are previously reported positive cases. Deaths are counted by the week of diagnosis and deaths by month may increase as there is often a lag between when a death occurs and when it is reported.)  Of the 4 newly reported deaths since the last report published on 5/11, the largest percentage of deaths came from the 60-69 age group with 50%.

(NOTE: Our reports take place twice a month on Wednesdays.)

COVID-19 transmission in Mohave County has continued to stay in the low transmission category for the past nine weeks according to the CDC Dashboard. ADHS continues to review and audit case/death-related data, and as a result, numbers may fluctuate above or below previously reported.

Increase in New Cases • Mohave County had 259 new confirmed cases since the last published report on 5/11.

  • 14-day average of approximately 18 new confirmed cases per day.

Community Transmission Rate is Low • For the 9th week in a row the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has categorized COVID-19 transmission level as low in Mohave County. This is on-trend with state and national levels.

The ATTACHED Fact Sheet in this report shows considerably more information and explanations on the data.

The next report will be on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

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**NOTE: As COVID-19 case counts across the state continue to decrease, state personnel are turning their attention to data review and audit. ADHS continues to review and audit case-related data, and as a result, numbers may fluctuate above or below previously reported.

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Protect yourself and others

  • Get Vaccinated
  • Wear a mask in areas of substantial or high transmission
  • Stay 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hands often
  • Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Test to prevent the spread to others
  • Monitor your health daily – Be alert for symptoms

 

For more detailed information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

Treatment Options

ADHS has launched a new website for treatments in Arizona to complement the current monoclonal antibodies website.

ADHS – Everyone – Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs) (azdhs.gov)

ADHS – Everyone – Find Treatment (azdhs.gov)

ADHS – Everyone – Antivirals (azdhs.gov)

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

 

Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC)

Website:

Seeking Medical Care For Covid-19 | KRMC | Kingman Regional Medical Center (azkrmc.com)

Phone Number: 928-681-8699

Western Arizona Regional Medical Center (WARMC)

Website: https://www.warmc.com/covid-19

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.

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