74 New COVID-19 Cases, Including
Total Positives Now Officially 2,574
Total Deaths in County 122
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 23, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 74 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and that includes one death not previously reported.
The one death is that of a 90+ year age range person and it’s a case in the Bullhead City service area that was not previously reported.
Of the 73 other cases, 26 cases are in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 25 cases in the Bullhead City service area. There are 16 cases in the Kingman service area. There are 6 cases in the North County service area.
Of the 26 Lake Havasu City area cases, 25 of the cases remain under investigation. Three are 11-19; seven are 20-29; three are 30-39; one is 40-49; three are 50-59; five are 60-69; two are 70-79; one is 80-89. The final Lake Havasu City area case is a 30-39 person who is recovering at home and is linked to another case.
Of the 25 cases in the Bullhead City area, 23 remain under investigation. One is 11-19; four are 20-29; three are 30-39; two are 40-49;six are 50-59; three are 60-69; four are 70-79. The two remaining Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is 20-29 and the other is 40-49.
Of the 16 Kingman area cases, 10 are under investigation. One is 20-29; one is 30-39; two are 40-49; two are 50-59; four are 60-69. The remaining six cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. Two are 20-29; one is 30-39; one is 40-49; one is 60-69; one is 90+.
The final 6 cases are in the North County area. Five cases are under investigation. One is 30-39; one is 50-59; two are 60-69; one is 90+. The final North County area case is a 0-10 person who is recovering at home and is linked to another case.
There are now 1,193 positive cases in Bullhead City, including 56 deaths.
There are now 819 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 19 deaths.
There are 515 in Kingman, with a total of 47 deaths.
There are 47 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other” (composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)
There are a total of – 122 deaths in the county from the disease.
Total positive cases –—–2,574.
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 from 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.
* 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.