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Mohave County COVID19 Update from Wednesday (10/20)

Written by The Bee News

October 21, 2021

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131 New COVID-19 Cases Since Monday at Noon

  And, 5 New Deaths

29,712 Total Positives /845 Total Deaths

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (October 20, 2021) — The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of  131 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since Monday at noon. There are also 5 new deaths reported.

Three of the deaths are from previously reported positive cases.  One is a 70-79 person in the Bullhead City service area and two are from the Kingman service area.  One of those is 60-69 and one is 70-79.

Two of the new deaths are also new positive cases being reported today.  One is a 70-79 person from the Bullhead City service area and the other is a 90+ individual from the Lake Havasu City service area.

Of the 131 new confirmed positive cases, ALL remain under investigation.

Of the 131 new confirmed cases, there are 49 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City service area There are 33 new confirmed cases in the Kingman service area. There are 48 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There is 1 new confirmed case in the North County service area. There are 0 new confirmed cases in an Undetermined or Unknown area of the county.

Of the 49 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City area, five are 0-10; seven are 11-19; four are 20-29; six are 30-39; seven are 40-49; six are 50-59; five are 60-69; seven are 70-79; one is 90+. The 49th new confirmed Bullhead City area case is also one of the new deaths described above.

Of the 33 new confirmed cases in the Kingman area, one is 0-10; six are 20-29;five are 30-39; three are 40-49; six are 50-59; five are 60-69; six are 70-79; one is 80-89.

Of the 48 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, three are 0-10; two are 11-19; three are 20-29; three are 30-39; three are 40-49; ten are 50-59; nine are 60-69; ten are 70-79; three are 80-89; one is 90+. The 48th new confirmed Lake Havasu City area case is also one of the new deaths described above.

The 1 new confirmed case in the North County area is a 0-10 child.

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES SINCE 1ST CASE REPORTED –—–29,712

TOTAL RECOVERED THUS FAR: 25,079

AVERAGE AGE OF CASES SINCE CASE #1: 45.2

AVERAGE AGE OF DEATHS SINCE FIRST DEATH: 73.0

**Important Reminder: Even those fully vaccinated can still get COVID-19.  The vaccine reduces the severity of the virus and hospitalizations.  It does not mean individuals are totally immune from Covid-19.**

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*IMPORTANT: If you are in need of testing, please be sure to check our COVID-19 Testing Sites website for a location near you: https://www.mohave.gov/ContentPage.aspx?id=127&cid=1444&page=1&rid=2229  *

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 Updated Local Information on

Reducing COVID-19 Hospitalizations  

Early intervention with monoclonal antibody infusion therapy can shorten the duration of COVID-19 symptoms and reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization. This is becoming increasingly important as a surge of patients with the Delta variant continues to strain hospital resources. 

The therapy is available to the following people:

  •  Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are within ten days of symptom onset
    •    Unvaccinated individuals who have had close contact with a COVID-positive person
    •    Vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised and have had close contact with a COVID-positive person

If you or a close contact test positive for COVID-19, immediately contact (928) 681-8699 to see if you are eligible for treatment.  Additional information about monoclonal antibody infusion therapy can be found at:

https://www.phe.gov/emergency/events/COVID19/investigation-MCM/Documents/COVID-19-Patients-508.pdf

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COVID-19 Cases are on the rise in many parts of the U.S., including Mohave County.  Well over 90% of all those who are hospitalized, were not vaccinated.  The Mohave County Health Department continues to urge all residents to get fully vaccinated.  At this point, Mohave County has under 40% vaccinated.  If you haven’t been fully immunized yet, please help our county reach a much higher percentage of vaccinations.  The Delta variant is here and hospitalizations have increased locally.

Vaccinations are readily available at this time. 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/

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:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Monitor your health daily

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