30 New COVID-19 Cases
Total Positives Now Officially 2,715
Total Deaths in County 127
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 26, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 30 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.
There is one new confirmed death in the Kingman service area, a 90+ person from a previously reported case.
Of the 30 new cases, 15 are in the Bullhead City service area. There are 9 in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 5 in the Kingman service area and there is 1 in the North County service area.
Of the 15 confirmed cases in the Bullhead City area, 12 remain under investigation. One is 11-19; one is 30-39; four are 40-49; four are 50-59; two are 60-69. The 3 remaining Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is 0-10 and the other two are 11-19.
Of the 9 Lake Havasu City area cases, 8 remain under investigation. One is 20-29; two are 30-39; two are 50-59; three are 60-69. The remaining Lake Havasu City area case is 60-69, recovering at home and is linked to another case.
Three of the 5 Kingman area cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is 30-39; one is 80-89; one is 90+. The remaining two Kingman area cases are under investigation. Both are 30-39.
The final case is in the North County area, a 40-49 person and the case remains under investigation.
There are now 1,243 positive cases in Bullhead City, including 58 deaths.
There are now 889 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 21 deaths.
There are 533 in Kingman, with a total of 48 deaths.
There are 50 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other” (composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)
There are a total of – 127 deaths in the county from the disease.
Total positive cases –—–2,715.
The Mohave County Board of Supervisors passed a motion at yesterday’s special meeting to hire at least two additional full-time contact tracers of COVID-19 . This followed comments made by Assistant Director of the Health Department Melissa Palmer. Her department just hired six new contact tracers and following training, they will begin the tracing on Thursday of this week. Regardless, Palmer indicated the department could definitely use two more to 100% catch up in the tracing. The funding for the positions will come out of the CARES funds. (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Supplemental Funding.) The motion was initiated by Supervisor Buster Johnson and seconded by Supervisor Hildy Angius. It passed 5-0.
The Mohave County Department of Health does not report “probable” cases, only “confirmed” cases of COVID-19.
**The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 48.5 years old.
***The Average age of deaths from COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 77.6.
**As of now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 648 RECOVERED CASES in the county. (This is updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.)**
Patients who believe they may have active COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to contact their health care provider or locate an Arizona Testing Blitz site for testing at https://www.azdhs.gov/testingblitz
For more information about the COVID-19 testing service, visit www.SonoraQuest.com/coronavirus.
**The number of Mohave County confirmed cases has risen dramatically. Please notice that the count includes all ages, not just the elderly. It is vital that people 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.**
For those seeking more detailed 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):
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.
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.
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 social distance.
*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.