27 New COVID-19 Cases

27 New COVID-19 Cases

Total Positives Now Officially 536

Total Deaths in County 56

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (June 9, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 27 new COVID-19 cases.  Six cases are in the Bullhead City service area; seven are in the Kingman service area; 13 are in the Lake Havasu City service area; one is in the North County area.

Of the six cases in the Bullhead area, three are recovering at home and linked to another case. One of those is 30-39; one is 40-49; one is 90+.  One case, 50-59, is recovering at home and the case is under investigation; two cases, both 40-49, remain under investigation.

Of the seven cases in the Kingman area, two are hospitalized and the cases are both under investigation. One of those is in the 30-39 year age range and the other is 80-89. Three cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. They are 30-39; 40-49; 60-69. The two remaining cases are both under investigation with one being 30-39 and the other 50-59.

Of the 13 cases in the Lake Havasu City area, 12 are recovering at home and are linked to another case. Three of those are 70-79; 3 are 80-89; 6 are 90+. The final Lake Havasu area case is 0-18, is recovering at home and the case is under investigation.

The last case is in the North County service area. It is a 19-29 year age range person, who is recovering at home and is not linked to another case.

***NOTE: Recently, the Arizona Department of Health Services conducted testing activities in long term care facilities in Mohave County. The case summary today includes results from those testing efforts. 52% of the cases today are from long term care facilities.***

There are now 103 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 9 deaths, 243 in Kingman, with a total of 36 deaths there, and 9 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 181 in Bullhead City, including 11 deaths.  There are now a total of — 56 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –536.

***As of now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 185 recovered cases in the county.  This will be updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.***

Frequently, Mohave County Department of Public Health staff must review case information for accuracy and completeness. As a result of our latest review, the case count and respective demographic data was 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. These changes are made to insure the most accurate current statistics.

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 their contacts are during their quarantines.

 

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/

 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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