465 New COVID-19 Cases Since Monday at Noon in Mohave County

Published by The Bee News

December 30, 2021

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465 New COVID-19 Cases Since Monday at Noon

    & 3 New Deaths Reported

35,281 Total Positive Cases & 1,025 Total Deaths

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (December 30, 2021) — The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 465 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since Monday at noon. There are also 3 new deaths reported.

Of the 3 deaths, one is a 60-69 person in the Bullhead City service area.

The final two deaths are both 60-69 and from the Kingman service area.

ALL 465 new confirmed positive cases remain under investigation.

Of the 465 new confirmed cases, there are 203 confirmed cases in the Bullhead City service area. There are 132 new confirmed cases in the Kingman service area. There are 107 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 14 new confirmed cases in the North County service area.  There are 9 new confirmed cases in an Undetermined or Unknown area of the county.

Of the 203 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City area, thirteen are 0-10; seventeen are 11-19; thirty four are 20-29; forty two are 30-39; twenty seven are 40-49; nineteen are 50-59; thirty are 60-69; nineteen are 70-79; two are 80-89.

Of the 132 new confirmed cases in the Kingman area, eight are 0-10; nine are 11-19; nineteen are 20-29; nineteen are 30-39; eighteen are 40-49; twenty one are 50-59; twenty are 60-69; fifteen are 70-79; three are 80-89.

Of the 107 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, four are 0-10; seven are 11-19; eleven are 20-29; twelve are 30-39; six are 40-49; twenty three are 50-59; twenty two are 60-69; fifteen are 70-79; six are 80-89; one is 90+.

Of the 14 new confirmed cases in the North County area of the county, two are 20-29; one is 30-39; two are 40-49; one is 50-59; three are 60-69; two are 70-79; three are 80-89.

Of the 9 new confirmed cases in an Unknown/Undermined area of the county, four are 30-39; two are 60-69; two are 70-79; one is 80-89.

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES SINCE 1ST CASE REPORTED –—–35,281

TOTAL RECOVERED THUS FAR: 29,207

AVERAGE AGE OF CASES SINCE CASE #1: 45.4

AVERAGE AGE OF DEATHS SINCE FIRST DEATH: 72.2

The Omicrom variant has been identified in several Arizona counties; however, the MCDPH has not been notified of any Omicrom cases in Mohave County. Meanwhile, CDC scientists are working with partners to gather data and virus samples that can be studied to answer important questions about the Omicron variant as the variant spreads in the  U.S. and other parts of the world. Scientific experiments have already started. CDC will provide updates as soon as possible.

In the United States, CDC uses genomic surveillance to track variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 to more quickly identify and act upon these findings to best protect the public’s health. CDC established multiple ways to connect and share genomic sequence data being produced by CDC, public health laboratories, and commercial diagnostic laboratories within publicly accessible databases maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Informationexternal icon (NCBI) and the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Dataexternal icon (GISAID).

CDC reports that if a variant is circulating at 0.1% frequency, there is a 99% chance that it will be detected in CDC’s national genomic surveillance. CDC has been using genomic surveillance throughout the course of the pandemic to track variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and inform public health practice.

The Omicron variant likely will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and how easily Omicron spreads compared to Delta remains unknown. CDC expects that anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or don’t have symptoms.

More data are needed to know if Omicron infections, and especially reinfections and breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated, cause more severe illness or death than infection with other variants.

The CDC says Vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging.

MCDPH has been notified of a scam in which citizens receive a call from a person claiming to be employees of the Mohave County Department of Public Health and offering home visits to administer COVID-19 vaccine. The MCDPH does not and will not directly contact residents to offer home-based COVID-19 vaccination appointments.*

IMPORTANT NOTE: As a good reminder, the MCDPH(Mohave County Department of Public Health) only reports confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, unlike the ADHS, which reports “probables” as well. Therefore, the county’s numbers and those from the state are not the same.

Even those fully vaccinated can still get COVID-19.  The vaccine reduces the severity of the virus and hospitalizations.  It does not mean individuals are totally immune from Covid-19.

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Updated Current Vaccination Information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended booster doses of all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States.

For the latest updated information on booster doses and eligibility, please visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html

Treatment Options

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy (FDA Emergency Use Authorization)

While vaccines provide the best protection from COVID-19, treatment options such as Monoclonal Antibody therapy can shorten the duration of symptoms and reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization.

Monoclonal antibodies, or mAbs, are made in a laboratory to fight a particular infection — in this case, the virus that causes COVID-19 — and are given to patients directly with an infusion or a shot. Your body naturally makes antibodies to fight infection. However, your body may not have antibodies designed to recognize a new virus like the virus that causes COVID-19. That’s why mAb treatment may help patients who are at high risk for severe symptoms or hospitalization.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow the use of monoclonal antibody therapies for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID19 in certain high-risk patients. Some people who have been exposed to COVID-19 may qualify for treatment even before testing positive for COVID-19. This treatment is not a substitute for vaccination against COVID-19.

General eligibility information is below.

  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are within ten days of onset
  • Unvaccinated individuals who have had close contact with a COVID positive person
  • Vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised and have had close contact with a COVID-positive person

Each facility has its own standards for administering the Monoclonal Antibody Therapy. Please visit their respective websites or call the number provided below for more information.

Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC)

Website: https://www.azkrmc.com/seeking-medicalcare-covid-19

Phone Number: 928-681-8699

Western Arizona Regional Medical Center (WARMC)

Website: https://www.warmc.com/newsroom/antibody-therapy-now-offered-forcovid19-patients-16364

Phone number: 928-763- 2273

Havasu Urgent Care (aka Havasu Primary Care and Pediatrics)

Phone number: 928-505-1030

Veklury® (Remdesivir) (FDA approved)

Veklury® (Remdesivir) works by slowing the replication of the COVID-19 virus, thereby reducing the amount of virus circulating in the body.

Veklury® (Remdesivir) is approved for hospitalized patients age 12 years and older who weigh at least 88 pounds, with more severe COVID-19 disease. Your hospital care team will decide if you are eligible to receive this treatment.

Protect yourself and others

o   Get the COVID-19 vaccine (ages 12 and up).

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   Stay home as much as possible, but especially when you are sick.

o   Put distance between yourself and other people, at least 6 feet.

o   Avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more.

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

o   Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

o   Wear a face covering when in indoor public places.

COVID-19 questions?, please call 928-753-8665

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