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3 New Positive Cases As Count Rises to 48

Written by The Bee

April 14, 2020

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County Health Officials Confirm

3 New Positive Cases

As Count Rises to 48 

2 Earlier Deaths Are Included

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (April 14, 2020) – The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified today of three COVID-19 new positive cases out of the Kingman service area. The contact investigations have been initiated with all three cases and all of them have been determined to be epidemiologically-linked to another case.

Case 1 is in the 20-44 year age range; case 2 is in the 55-64 age range; and case 3 is between 20-44.  All three are currently in isolation and recovering at home.

These three new cases bring to 48 the total positives in Mohave County. There are now 17 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including two earlier deaths, 27 in Kingman, and 4 in Bullhead City.

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

Please remember to keep your Social Distancing – At least 6 Feet apart! Stay at home if at all possible.

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

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