65 New COVID-19 Cases
Total Positives Now Officially 2,438
Total Deaths in County 115
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 21, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 65 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. There is also one death, a 70-79 person in the Bullhead City service area, a previously reported case.
Thirty-four of the cases are in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 28 cases in the Bullhead City area. The Kingman service area has a total of 3 new confirmed cases.
Of the 34 Lake Havasu City area cases, four are hospitalized and their cases are under investigation. Two of those are 60-69; one is 70-79; one is 90+. Of the remaining 30 Lake Havasu City area cases, 29 are under investigation. Three are 0-10; two are 11-19; three are 20-29; one is 30-39; two are 40-49; four are 50-59; six are 60-69; seven are 70-79; one is 80-89. The final Lake Havasu City area case is 50-59, recovering at home and is linked to another case.
Of the 28 Bullhead City area cases, one is a hospitalized 70-79 individual whose case is under investigation. Twenty-four cases also remain under investigation. One is 11-19; two are 20-29; one is 30-39; three are 40-49; five are 50-59; seven are 60-69; four are 70-79; one is 80-89. The remaining three Bullhead City area cases are all recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is 11-19; one is 50-59; one is 60-69.
Of the three Kingman area cases, two are 80-89 persons and the cases are under investigation. The final one is 20-29, recovering at home and is linked to another case.
There are now1,138 positive cases in Bullhead City, including 53 deaths.
There are now 773 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 15 deaths.
There are 486 in Kingman, with a total of 47 deaths.
There are 41 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other” (composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)
There are a total of – 115 deaths in the county from the disease.
Total positive cases –—–2,438.
The Mohave County Board of Supervisors passed a motion at yesterday’s special meeting to hire at least two additional full-time contact tracers of COVID-19 . This followed comments made by Assistant Director of the Health Department Melissa Palmer. Her department just hired six new contact tracers and following training, they will begin the tracing on Thursday of this week. Regardless, Palmer indicated the department could definitely use two more to 100% catch up in the tracing. The funding for the positions will come out of the CARES funds. (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Supplemental Funding.) The motion was initiated by Supervisor Buster Johnson and seconded by Supervisor Hildy Angius. It passed 5-0.
The Mohave County Department of Health does not report “probable” cases, only “confirmed” cases of COVID-19.
**The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 48.5 years old.
***The Average age of deaths frpm COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 77.6.
**As of now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 648 RECOVERED CASES in the county. (This is updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.)**
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):
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.