36 New COVID-19 Cases

Written by The Bee News

August 21, 2020

36 New COVID-19 Cases

Two Deaths

Total Positives Now Officially 3,417

Total Deaths in County 181

COVID Testing in Havasu Saturday

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (August 20, 2020) –The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 36 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. There are also two deaths.  One is a 50-59 year age range person in the Lake Havasu City service area.  The other is a 70-79 person in the Bullhead City service area.

Nineteen of the 36 new confirmed cases are in the Bullhead City area.  There are 11 cases in the Lake Havasu City service area.  There are 5 cases in the Kingman service area.  North County has 1 new case. Of the 19 cases in the Bullhead City area, one is a 70-79 individual, who is hospitalized and the case remains under investigation. The remaining 18 are all cases under investigation.  Seven are 0-10; two are 11-19; one is 20-29; one is 30-39; three are 40-49; three are 50-59; one is 60-69. Of the five cases in the Kingman area, all remain under investigation.  Two are 20-29; one is 30-39; one is 50-59; one is 70-79.

Of the eleven new cases in the Lake Havasu City area, one 50-59 individual is hospitalized and the case is under investigation.  The remaining ten cases are all under investigation. One is 0-10; two are 20-29; four are 30-39; two are 40-49; one is 50-59. The final case is the solo one in the North County service area. It is a 70-79 person and the case remains under investigation. The county is now emphasizing the vitally important “trending” of the disease in the county and supplying some additional information in the website link below.

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The county, at this time, will not be releasing deaths by individual communities.

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES –—–3,417.

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:

https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/.

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.

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