93 New COVID-19 Cases Since Wednesday at Noon in Mohave County

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July 2, 2021

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93 New COVID-19 Cases Since Wednesday at Noon

3 New Deaths

21,556 Total Positives / 656 Total Deaths

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 2, 2021) — The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 93 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since Wednesday at noon. There are also 3 new deaths.

One death is a 60-69 person from the Lake Havasu City service area and one is a 70-79 person in the Bullhead City service area.  Both are previously reported positive cases. The 3rd death is one of the 93 new positive cases reported today, a 60-69 person in the Bullhead City area.

Of the 93 new confirmed cases, there are 31 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City service area. There are 30 new confirmed cases in the Kingman service area. There are 32 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 0 new cases in the North County service area. There are 0 new cases in an Undetermined or unknown area of the county.

ALL of the new cases remain under investigation.

Of the 31 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City area, two are 0-10; five are 11-19; three are 20-29; five are 30-39; seven are 40-49; four are 50-59; two are 60-69; two are 70-79.  The final Bullhead City area case is the 60-69 individual from the Bullhead City area mentioned above.

Of the 30 new confirmed cases in the Kingman area, one is 0-10; six are 11-19; seven are 20-29; four are 30-39; three are 40-49; three are 50-59; one is 60-69; one is 70-79; two are 80-89; two are 90+.

Of the 32 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, two are 0-10; four are 11-19; one is 20-29; six are 30-39; four are 40-49; six are 50-59; six are 60-69; three are 70-79.

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES SINCE 1ST CASE REPORTED –—–21,556

TOTAL RECOVERED THUS FAR: 18,229

 Delta Variant Exists in Mohave County COVID-19 Cases

Also: Remember Vaccinations Curb Severity,

Not Cure-All for Contracting COVID-19

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ — The Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading across the country, in Arizona, and it is present in some COVID-19 positive cases found in Mohave County. County Health Director Denise Burley says, “research indicates the Delta variant is significantly more transmissible than other variants, and the fact that we are experiencing an increase in cases, and the Delta variant is present in our county is concerning.”  ADHS monitors all variants circulating in the state and in specific counties and keeps county health departments informed of conditions.

The Delta variant was initially identified in India in December 2020 and first detected in the United States in March 2021.  According to the CDC and WHO, the variant didn’t raise alarms until India faced a major COVID-19 surge this spring when it became a variant of concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains a variant tracking site for residents to follow https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#variant-proportions.

Delta does indeed appear to be more transmissible. However, it’s not clear if Delta causes more severe disease or leads to more deaths. Moderna has announced results from a small lab study that showed only a “modest reduction” in neutralizing antibodies against Delta with its mRNA vaccine, though the variant may reduce the vaccine’s efficacy.

As is expected with any vaccine, fully vaccinated individuals may still become infected with the disease the vaccine is designed to protect against. Across the nation, including Mohave County, there have been some breakthrough cases of COVID in fully vaccinated individuals. Generally, if a person becomes infected after being fully vaccinated, the vaccine may prevent serious illness, hospitalization, or death from the disease. Burley adds, “Current research suggests that authorized vaccines are working on the variants, and to prevent future surges in cases, we strongly recommend that our county residents get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Vaccinations are readily available throughout the county, and appointments can often be made the same day, with some providers offering the vaccination on a walk-in basis. Here is a list of vaccine providers: https://www.mohavecounty.us/ContentPage.aspx?id=127&cid=1444&page=2&rid=2230

Vaccinations are readily available. With some providers, immediate walk ins are available as well. Check providers here–https://www.mohavecounty.us/ContentPage.aspx?id=127&cid=1444&page=2&rid=2230

 More County COVID-19 test results can be seen here: https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/

 The next COVID-19 case report will be on Friday afternoon.  These reports now take place on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday afternoons.

Pfizer Vaccine Now Available to

12-17 Year Olds in Mohave County

The Mohave County Department of Public Health has now allocated Pfizer vaccine to the following providers this week. Two doses are required and this vaccine can be administered to the 12-17 age group. In Mohave County, that is approximately 10,000 individuals.)

  • Kingman:                Uptown Drug
  • Bullhead City:         DeeFlat Pharmacy

                                            Riverside Pharmacy

  • Lake Havasu City:  Sunrise Pharmacy

Additionally, individuals can locate other providers offering Pfizer vaccine in Mohave County using the ADHS Vaccine Finder web link:

https://azdhs.gov/covid19/vaccines/index.php#find-vaccines

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Extra HELP is in place with our County COVID Call Center for those who do not have access to the Internet and/or a computer. Those individuals can now help dealing with COVID-19 information.   928-753-8665. 

The call center will also answer any other questions on COVID-19.  There are 6 people answering the calls, so please be patient. They will get to you.  Thank you!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Mohave County Department of Public Health staff review case information for accuracy and completeness.  There are a number of reasons for the adjustments, 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.

Steps you can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include:

ü  Wear a mask over your nose and mouth

ü  Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you

ü  Avoid crowds

ü  Avoid poorly ventilated spaces

ü  Wash your hands often

ü  Cover coughs and sneezes

ü  Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

ü  Stay home if you feel sick

ü  Monitor your health daily

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