9 New Positive Cases

County Health Officials Confirm

9 New Positive Cases

Now 45 Positive Cases in County 

2 Earlier Deaths Are Included

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (April 13, 2020) – The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified today of nine positive COVID cases in Mohave County, the most confirmed in the county in any one day. Eight of the cases are in the Kingman service area and one is in the Lake Havasu City area. The contact investigations have been initiated with each case. Here is the information on each. The first eight are all in the Kingman service area: Case 1 is in 65 and older range and Case 2 is in the 20-44 age range. Both are in isolation and recovering at home and epidemiologically-linked (epi-linked) to another case. Case 3 is in the 55-64 age range, epi-linked to another case and is an inpatient.

Case 4 is 20-44 year age range, in isolation and recovering at home and not epi-linked or travel related. Case five is in the 45-54 age range, in isolation and recovering at home and is epi-linked to another case. Case 6 is in the 55-64 age range, in isolation and recovering at home, and not travel-relate and not epi-linked. Case 7 is in the 20-44 year age range, in isolation and recovering at home and the case is not travel related or epi-linked. Case 8 is in the 20-44 age range, not travel-related and not epi-linked and is an inpatient.

The final individual, Case 9 is in the Lake Havasu City service area, is in the 20-44 year age range, in isolation and recovering at home. The case is not travel-related and not epi-linked.

These nine new cases bring to 45 the total positives cases in Mohave County. There are now 17 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including two earlier deaths, 24 in Kingman, and 4 in Bullhead City.

The best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Please remember to keep your Social Distancing – At least 6 Feet apart!

o   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.

o   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

o   Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

o   Stay home when you are sick, or if you are a not an essential employee.

o   Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.

o   Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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.

Mohave County activated its Health Department Operations Center on February 1, 2020, after the first case of travel-associated COVID-19 was confirmed in Arizona. The Health Department Operations Center remains open to coordinate the County’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

For more information about the COVID-19 response in Arizona, go online to: https://azdhs.gov/

For more detailed information about COVID-19 in Mohave County, please visit https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/.

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