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Four New COVID-19 Cases—Includes One Death

Written by The Bee

May 24, 2020

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Four New COVID-19 Cases—Includes One Death

Total Positives Now 299

Total Deaths in County 32

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (May 23, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of four new COVID-19 positive cases with one of them being a death.

One of the cases is a 90+ person in the Bullhead City area and the case is under investigation. One case is in the Lake Havasu City area and is 80-89, at home, and linked to another case.  The final two are both in the Kingman area. One is a 60-69 individual and the case is under investigation.  The final case is a 90+ person, who has died and the case has not been reported before.

There are now 59 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including five deaths, 205 in Kingman, with a total of 23 deaths there, 9 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 26 in Bullhead City, including one death.  There are now a total of — 32 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –299.

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***NOTE REGARDING THIS WEEKEND AT DAVIS CAMP: There will continue to be a restriction at Davis Camp totaling 2,000 adult wristbands tomorrow (Sunday morning) of this Memorial Day weekend. Parking and visitor capacity limits will be strictly enforced. The Board of Supervisors passed the measure at a special meeting yesterday by a majority vote.  This will mean a limit of approximately 5,000 people each day (counting children.)***

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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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