75 New COVID-19 Cases
Total Positives Now Officially 2,965*
Total Deaths in County 145*
(See Reconciliation Figures Below)
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 31, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified today of 75 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.
One of the new 75 confirmed cases is the death of a 50-59 year age range person in the Bullhead City service area, a case not previously reported. There are three other deaths as well. One is a 60-69 person in the Bullhead City area. The other two are both 80-89 individuals in the Kingman service area.
Of the 74 remaining cases, 32 are in the Bullhead City service area. There are 19 in the Kingman area and there are also 19 in the Lake Havasu City service area. The final four cases are in the North County service area.
Of the 32 cases in the Bullhead City area, all of them remain under investigation. Two are 0-10; seven are 20-29; one is 30-39; six are 40-49; four are 50-59; eight are 60-69; four are 70-79.
Of the 19 cases in the Kingman area, 13 remain under investigation. Three are 0-10; one is 11-19; one is 20-29; two are 30-39; three are 40-49; one is 50-59; two are 60-69. The remaining 6 Kingman area cases are recovering at home and are linked to another confirmed case. Two are 20-29; one is 30-39; one is 40-49; one is 70-79; one is 80-89.
Of the 19 Lake Havasu City area cases, 18 remain under investigation. One is 11-19; two are 20-29; three are 30-39; two are 40-49; four are 50-59; four are 60-69; two are 80-89. The final Lake Havasu City area case is a 20-29 person, who is recovering at home and is linked to another confirmed case.
The remaining four cases are in the North County area. All four cases remain under investigation. One is 30-39; two are 40-49; one is 50-59.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: 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. **
|Total for all cases since start of pandemic (accounts for transfers in, transfers out, deduplication, etc.).|
|*Other/unknown(addresses not known)||13|
|*Unknown(birthdate not known)||1|
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.
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.