28th Confirmed Case in Mohave County including 2 deaths

Health Officials Confirm

There Are Now 28 Cases That Tested Positive in

County  2 Deaths Are Included

Three New Cases, Including 2nd Death

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (April 8, 2020) – The Mohave County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) -Nursing staff was notified late this afternoon of two COVID-19 positive patients from the Kingman service area. The first patient is in the 20-44 age range, and is currently hospitalized at Kingman Regional Medical Center.  This case could be considered the result of community spread.  The second patient in the Kingman area is also in the 20-44 age range, in isolation and recovering at home. This is a travel-related case.

Finally, Havasu Regional Medical Center has informed the Mohave County Department of Public Health of the death of an elderly person (65+) with underlying chronic health conditions. This is the second COVID-19-related death in Mohave County. The first was also an elderly person hospitalized with underlying chronic health conditions in Lake Havasu City.

This new case brings to 28 the total positives cases in the county. There are now 15 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, eleven in Kingman, and three in Bullhead City.

The best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

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   Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

o   Stay home when you are sick, or if you are a not an essential employee.

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

o   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.

Mohave County activated its Health Department Operations Center on February 1, 2020, after the first case of travel-associated COVID-19 was confirmed in Arizona. The Health Department perations Center remains open to coordinate the County’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

For more information about the COVID-19 response in Arizona, go online to: https://azdhs.gov/

For more information about COVID-19 in Mohave County, please visit https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/.

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