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49 New COVID-19 Cases

Written by The Bee

July 31, 2020

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49 New COVID-19 Cases

Includes 1 Death

Total Positives Now Officially 2,931

Total Deaths in County 139

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 30, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified today of 49 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The 49 new cases includes one death not previously reported, a 60-69 person in the Lake Havasu City service area.

Of the 48 other cases, 25 are in the Bullhead City service area.  There are 16 cases in the Kingman service area.  There are 7 new cases in the Lake Havasu City service area.

Of the 25 Bullhead City service area cases, all of them remain under investigation.  One is 0-10; three are 11-19; four are 20-29; seven are 30-39; two are 40-49; three are 50-59; two are 60-69; one is 70-79; two are 80-89.

Of the 16 Kingman area cases, 7 remain under investigation.  One is 40-49; two are 50-59; three are 60-69; one is 80-89. Eight of the Kingman area cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case.  One is 20-29; one is 50-59; two are 60-69; three are 80-89; one is 90+.

Of the 7 Lake Havasu City area cases, all remain under investigation. One is 20-29; two are 40-49; one is 50-59; two are 60-69; one is 80-89.

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There are now1,359 positive cases in Bullhead City, including 59 deaths.

There are now 936 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 29 deaths.

There are 577 in Kingman, with a total of 51 deaths.

There are 59 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other” (composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)

There are a total of – 139 deaths in the county from the disease.

Total positive cases –—–2,931.

NOTE: OUR NUMBER RECONCILIATIONS PLANNED FOR TOMORROW Periodically, the Mohave County Department of Public Health staff review case information for accuracy and completeness. As a result of a recent review, the case count and respective demographic data will be adjusted slightly to show accurate data. There are a number of reasons for the adjustment, including the removal of cases that did not have a permanent address in Mohave County, reconciliation of cases reported twice or not originally reported, and removal of probable cases. 

The Mohave County Department of Health does not report “probable” cases, only “confirmed” cases of COVID-19. 

**As of now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 962 RECOVERED CASES in the county.  (This is updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.)**

 **The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 48.4 years old.

***The Average age of deaths frpm COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 77.1.

 IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

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):  

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

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.

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