89 New COVID-19 Cases

89 New COVID-19 Cases

Plus 1 Death

Total Positives Now Officially 1,662

Total Deaths in County 92

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 9, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 89 new COVID-19 confirmed cases and one death from a previous case. There are 49 new cases in the Lake Havasu City area. There are 24 in the Bullhead City area.  The Kingman area has 16 cases.  The death of a 70-79 year age range person is from a previous case in the Bullhead City service area.

Of the 49 new cases in the Lake Havasu City area (a record high for that area,) 38 cases remain under investigation. Three are 0-10; one is 11-19; seven are 20-29; four are 30-39; three are 40-49; ten are 50-59; six are 60-69; two are 70-79; two are 80-89. The remaining 11 cases in the Lake Havasu City area are recovering at home and are linked to another case. One is 11-19; one is 20-29; two are 30-39; one is 50-59; one is 60-69; three are 80-89; two are 90+.

Of the 24 cases in the Bullhead City area, 18 remain under investigation. One is 0-10; five are 20-29; two are 40-49; two are 50-59; five are 60-69; two are 70-79; one is 90+.

Of the 16 cases in the Kingman area, there are 14 cases under investigation. One is 11-19; two are 30-39; two are 40-49; three are 50-59; one is 60-69; five are 70-79. One case, a 70-79 person is hospitalized and the case is under investigation. The final Kingman area case is a 30-39 individual who is recovering at home and is linked to another case.

There are now 441 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 13 deaths, 389 in Kingman, with a total of 46 deaths there, and 33 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 799 in Bullhead City, including 33 deaths.  There are now a total of – 92 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –—–1,662.

*VITALLY IMPORTANT REGARDING THE NUMBERS –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. The new case numbers below reflect adjustments made for the month of June due to the above-stated reasons.* 

**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 78.2.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

**As of now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 499 recovered cases in the county.  This will be updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.*

BREAKING NEWS TODAY ON COVID-19 TESTING: Governor Doug Ducey has announced a collaboration with Sonora Quest Laboratories, the diagnostics laboratory testing company in Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and PerkinElmer, Inc. to expand testing in Arizona.

Sonora Quest expects to process 35,000 diagnostic tests per day by the end of July, and up to 60,000 tests per day by the end of August. The project teams at Sonora Quest will be working 24 hours a day to install, validate and deploy the new production lines, which will include chemagic™ 360 instruments, JANUS® G3 Primary Sample Reformatters and PCR+ Workstations, to automate PerkinElmer’s RNA extraction and RT-PCR testing. The breadth of PerkinElmer’s total workflow solutions enables Sonora Quest to rapidly process samples at high volumes, ultimately helping decrease turnaround time in testing.

“The goal is to have test results available within 24 hours for anyone tested,” said David A. Dexter, President & CEO, Sonora Quest Laboratories. Through this partnership, the State of Arizona and Arizona Department of Health Services is providing Sonora Quest Laboratories $1 million for the purchase of new processing equipment.

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.

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