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85 New COVID-19 Cases

Written by The Bee

July 16, 2020

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85 New COVID-19 Cases

Total Positives Now Officially 2,169

Total Deaths in County 96

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 16, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 85 new COVID-19 confirmed cases. The Bullhead City service area has 41 new confirmed cases. The Lake Havasu City area has 27 new confirmed cases.  There are 17 new cases in the Kingman service area.

Of the 41 new cases in the Bullhead City area, 26 are under investigation. Three are 11-19; six are 20-29; two are 30-39; four are 4049; six are 50-59; three are 60-69; one is 70-79; one is 80-89.  The remaining 15 Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is 11-19; three are 20-29; six are 30-39; two are 40-49; one is 50-59; two are 60-69.

Of the 27 Lake Havasu area cases, all but one are under investigation. Three are 11-19; four are 20-29; four are 30-29; three are 40-49; ten are 50-59; two are 60-69. The 27th case is a 60-69 person, who is recovering at home and is linked to another case.

Of the 17 cases in the Kingman area, one 70-79 person is hospitalized and the case is under investigation. Fourteen cases are under investigation. One is 11-19; one is 20-29; two are 30-39; five are 40-49; two are 60-69; two are 70-79; one is 80-89. The final two cases in the Kingman area are both 40-49, recovering at home and are linked to another case.

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There are now 1,025 positive cases in Bullhead City, including 36 deaths.

There are now 653 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 14 deaths.

There are 451 in Kingman, with a total of 46 deaths.

There are 38 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)

There are a total of – 96 deaths in the county from the disease.

Total positive cases –—–2,169.

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 48.6 years old.

***The Average age of deaths frpm COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 78.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

**As of now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 581 recovered cases in the county.  This will be 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. Things might seem more normal now, but, we’re simply not there yet.   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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