41 New COVID-19 Cases
4 Deaths-Two Not Previously Reported
Total Positives Now Officially 675
Total Deaths in County 70
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (June 17, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of 41 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, two of which are deaths not reported before, plus two deaths from previous cases.
The two deaths from previous cases are a 30-39 year old person in the Lake Havasu City service area and a 90+ individual in the Bullhead City area. The two deaths from the new cases are an 80-89 person in the Kingman area and a 90+ person in the Bullhead City area.
Of the 39 remaining new cases, 17 are in the Bullhead City area. Eleven of those cases are under investigation. Three are 30-39; three are 40-49; three are 50-59; one is 60-69; one is 70-79. The remaining 6 Bullhead City area cases are recovering at home and linked to another confirmed case. Two are 20-29; one is 30-39; two are 50-59; one is 80-89.
There are 9 cases in the Kingman service area. One 80-89 year person is hospitalized. Six cases are under investigation. Of those, one is 20-29; two are 40-49; one is 50-59; two are 60-69. The final two cases, one 30-39, one 40-49, are recovering at home and linked to another case.
There are five new cases in the Lake Havasu City area. Four have their cases under investigation. One is 0-10 age and the other three are 30-39. The final case there is a 40-49 person, who is recovering at home and linked to another case.
The final 8 new cases are in the North County area. Five of them are under investigation. One is 0-10; two are 11-19; one is 30-39; one is 40-49. The final 3 cases are recovering at home and linked to another case. They are all 20-29.
VERY IMPORTANT: Yesterday’s press release listed a death of a resident of the Lake Havasu Service Area who was in the 60-69 age group. The death was reported in error, and the case is recovering.
There are now 123 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 11 deaths, 269 in Kingman, with a total of 41 deaths there, and 11 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,) and 262 in Bullhead City, including 18 deaths. There are now a total of – 70 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –—–675.
*As of now. The MCDPH is reporting a total of 296 recovered cases in the county. This will be updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.*
**The number of Mohave County confirmed cases has risen dramatically. Please notice that the count includes all ages, not just the elderly. It is vital that people continue to practice Social Distancing and wear masks in public. Always wash your hands when returning to your office or home. Things might seem more normal now, but, we’re simply not there yet. Please be alert and be safe.**
For those seeking more detailed 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/.
The Mohave County Department of Public Health makes contact with all confirmed cases and encourages self-isolation for ten days to two weeks, depending on their symptoms and unique work and living situation. Public Health staff then identify the people who have been exposed to the confirmed case (contact tracing) and encourage them to self-isolate until they are past the point of possibly developing the infection. Public Health monitors each confirmed case, and all of their contacts are during their quarantines.
Also, for additional statewide information about the COVID-19 response, go to: https://azdhs.gov/
There remains the problem of an overall lack of interest in wearing a mask, staying home when sick, and true adherence to social distancing. This allows the COVID-19 virus to continue its march through our county. Over confidence is not the best attitude.
Meanwhile, please keep in mind that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to:
*Maintain 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 anyone who is 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.
*Beware of false rumors and attempts to discredit COVID-19. It is not a hoax. Check reliable sources when new information comes out.
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.