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70 New COVID-19 Cases

Written by The Bee

July 27, 2020

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70 New COVID-19 Cases

Five Deaths

Total Positives Now Officially 2,785

Total Deaths in County 132

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 27, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 70 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

There are also 5 deaths from previously reported cases. Three are from the Lake Havasu City service area. One was in the 50-59 year age range; one was 60-69; one was 80-89.  The other two deaths are both in the Kingman service area.  One was 40-49 and the other was 80-89.

Of the 70 new cases, 45 are in the Bullhead City service area. There are 15 cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 6 cases in the North County service area.  The Kingman service area has four confirmed cases.

Of the 45 Bullhead City area cases, 39 remain under investigation.  Two are 0-10; three are 11-19; one is 20-29; eleven are 30-39; four are 40-49; five are 50-59; nine are 60-69; four are 70-79. Five of the Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. Three of those are 0-10 and two are 40-49.  The final Bullhead City area case is hospitalized, a 40-49 person and the case is under investigation.

Of the 15 cases in the Lake Havasu City area, all of them remain under investigation. Two are 11-19; one is 20-29; three are 30-39; four are 40-49; one is 50-59; three are 60-69; one is 70-79.

Of the 6 confirmed cases in the North County area, all remain under investigation. One is 11-19; four are 20-29; one is 40-49.

The four cases in the Kingman area are all recovering at home and are linked to another confirmed case.  One is 11-19; one is 40-49; one is 50-59; one is 70-79.

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There are now 1,288 positive cases in Bullhead City, including 58 deaths.

There are now 904 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 24 deaths.

There are 537 in Kingman, with a total of 50 deaths.

There are 56 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other” (composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)

There are a total of – 132 deaths in the county from the disease.

Total positive cases –—–2,785.

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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