8 New COVID-19 Cases
Total Positives Now Officially 621
Total Deaths in County 65
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (June 15, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of eight new COVID-19 positive confirmed cases. Five are in the Bullhead City service area; two are in the Kingman service area; one is in the North County service area.
Of the five Bullhead City area cases, a 70-79 year age range person is hospitalized and that case is under investigation. Two of the others are under investigation. One is 20-29 and the other is 70-79. The final two Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and linked to another confirmed case. One is 40-49 and the other is 50-59.
One of the two Kingman area cases is a 60-69 person, recovering at home and linked to another case. The other case is a 70-79 individual and the case is under investigation.
The last case is a 20-29 year person in the North County area and the case is under investigation.
There are now 117 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 10 deaths, 259 in Kingman, with a total of 39 deaths there, and 11 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,) and 234 in Bullhead City, including 16 deaths. There are now a total of – 65 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –—–621.
*As of now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 185 recovered cases in the county. This will be updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.*
**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. Things seem more normal now, but, we’re not there yet. Please be alert and be safe.**
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.
For 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/.
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:
*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 a 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.