Eleven New COVID-19 Cases; 9 in Kingman Area Plus 1 Death

Eleven New COVID-19 Cases;

9 in Kingman Area

Plus 1 Death

Total Positives Now 186

22 Total Deaths in County

 MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (May 9, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified this afternoon of 11 COVID-19 positive cases in Mohave County and one COVID-19 related death.

The death is of an 86+ year old person in the Kingman service area, who is a previously identified case and was linked to another case.  Nine of the eleven new cases are all from the Kingman service area. One of them is 65+, hospitalized and linked to another case.  The other 8 Kingman area cases are all 65+, in isolation, recovering at home, and linked to another case.

Of the final two cases, one is in the Lake Havasu City area, in the 20-44 year age range, in isolation, recovering at home, and linked to another case. The other is in the North County area(a much smaller community), in the 20-44 year age range, is in isolation, recovering at home, and linked to another case.

There are now 45 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including four deaths, 119 in Kingman, with a total of 16 deaths there, 4 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 18 in Bullhead City, including one death.  There are a total of — 22 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases – 186.

ALSO: The Arizona testing blitz is continuing with free testing taking place Saturday, May 16 from 6am to 11am at Lake Havasu City’s Aquatic Center, 100 Park Avenue.  It’s on a first come/first served basis.

Those wanting to participate should fill out the COVID-19 Test Form online.  It is available here:   https://www.sonoraquest.com/testingblitz

For more 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/

 Meanwhile, please keep in mind that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are:

 Maintain your 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 people who are 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.

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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