35 New COVID-19 Cases
Includes 1 Newly Reported Death
Total Positives Now Officially 3,384
Total Deaths in County 179
COVID Testing in Havasu Saturday
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (August 19, 2020) –The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified yesterday of 34 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The one death is a 70-79 year age range person in the Bullhead City service area and is a case not previously reported.
Of the 35 new confirmed cases, 10 are in the Bullhead City area. One is the death mentioned above. Eight on the remaining Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is 0-10; one is 11-19; three are 20-29; one is 30-39; one is 40-49; one is 60-69. The final Bullhead City area case is 50-59 and the case remains under investigation.
Thirteen of the 34 cases are in the Lake Havasu City service area. Two are 80-89 persons, who are hospitalized and their case remains under investigation. Six cases remain under investigation. Two are 20-29; one is 30-39; one is 50-59; two are 60-69. The remaining five cases are recovering at home and the case is linked to another confirmed case. Two are 20-29 and three are 50-59.
NOTE: There are 13 new confirmed cases in the Kingman service area. However, 11 of them are atypical regarding age range and other data. They are recovering and all 11 are linked to another confirmed case. The Mohave County Nursing staff is working on obtaining the data at this time. Two Kingman service area cases remain. One is a 20-29 person and the case is under investigation and the other is a 60-69 individual, who is recovering at home and is linked to another case.
The county is now emphasizing the vitally important “trending” of the disease in the county and supplying additional information in the website link below.
The county, at this time, will not be releasing deaths by individual communities.
TOTAL POSITIVE CASES –—–3,384.
TOTAL RECOVERED: 2,161
The Mohave County Department of Health does not report any “probable” cases, only “confirmed” cases of COVID-19.
**The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 48.3 years old.
***The Average age of deaths from COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 76.4.
For More detailed stats about COVID-19 in Mohave County, here is the same website as before, but, it has a new layout and detail:
COVID-19 TESTING THIS SATURDAY in Lake Havasu City:
An outdoor drive-thru COVID-19 testing will take place Saturday, August 22, 7am to 10am in the Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center parking lot at 100 Park Ave.
Pre-registration by phone is mandatory to participate. Those interested can pre-register available tomorrow (Thursday) 8am to 12pm by calling the North Country HealthCare Lake Havasu City Clinic: (928) 854-1800.
Testing is limited to 200 and are for those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing any symptoms. Any age may register and participate. Notifications of the COVID-19 test results occur within 3 to 4 days.
On Saturday, please enter the drive-thru at the Aquatic Center as directed and stay in your vehicle. Do not arrive early. Appointments are scheduled to ensure the testing process runs smoothly.
Please remember: 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.
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 the contacts during 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 remain about six feet apart..
*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.