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63 New COVID-19 Cases

Written by The Bee

July 29, 2020

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63 New COVID-19 Cases

4 Deaths

Total Positives Now Officially 2,882

Total Deaths in County 138

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 29, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified today of 63 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The 63 cases includes 1 Lake Havasu City death, a 70-79 person, from a case not previously reported. There are three other Lake Havasu City area deaths from previous cases. One was in the 60-69 year age range; two are 70-79.

There are 36 cases in the Bullhead City service area.   There are 11 new cases in the Lake Havasu City service area (including one death from a case not reported before). There are 15 cases in the Kingman service area. There is 1 new confirmed case in North County.

Of the 63 new cases, there are 36 in the Bullhead City service area.  Thirty-five of these cases remain under investigation. One is 11-19; eight are 20-29; five are 30-39; five are 40-49; four are 50-59; ten are 60-69; two are 70-79. The final Bullhead City area case is a 50-59 person who is recovering at home and is linked to another confirmed case.

Of the 10 remaining new Lake Havasu City area cases, (remember the 11th is a death that is not a previously recorded case,) all of them remain under investigation. One is 20-29; one is 30-39; two are 50-59; four are 60-69; two are 70-79.

Of the 15 Kingman service area cases, 10 remain under investigation. One is 0-10; three are 30-39; two are 40-49; one is 50-59; two are 60-69; one is 70-79. There are 4 cases recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is 50-59; one is 60-69; two are 70-79. The final Kingman area case is a hospitalized 80-89 person and the case is under investigation.

The one remaining case is a 40-49 person in the North County area. The case remains under investigation.

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There are now1,334 positive cases in Bullhead City, including 59 deaths.

There are now 928 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 28 deaths.

There are 561 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 – 138 deaths in the county from the disease.

Total positive cases –—–2,882.

NOTE: OUR NUMBER RECONCILIATIONS MAY OCCUR 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 48.5 years old.

***The Average age of deaths from COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 77.4.  

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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