Mohave County’s COVID-19 Update from Wednesday (9/8)

Published by The Bee News

September 9, 2021

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288 New COVID-19 Cases Since Friday at Noon

Plus 9 New Deaths

26,465 Total Positives / 760 Total Deaths

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (September 8, 2021) — The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of 288 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since Friday noon. There are also 9 new deaths and ALL of them are from previously reported positive cases.

Of the 9 new deaths, 7 of them are from the Kingman service area. Three of those are 50-59; three are 60-69; one is 80-89.

One of the deaths is a 50-59 person from the Lake Havasu City service area.

The 9th and final death is a 70-79 perso in the North County service area.

Of the 288 new cases, ALL are still under investigation.

Of the 288 new confirmed cases, there are 116 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City service area There are 114 new confirmed cases in the Kingman service area. There are 52 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. There are 3 new confirmed cases in the North County service area. There are 3 new cases in an Undetermined or Unknown area of the county.

ALL 288 new cases remain under investigation.

Of the 116 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City area, fourteen are 0-10; eighteen are 11-19; twelve are 20-29; seventeen are 30-39; fifteen are 40-49; twenty-one are 50-59; seven are 60-69; seven are 70-79; five are 80-89.

Of the 174 new confirmed cases in the Kingman area, seventeen are 0-10; fifteen are 11-19; fourteen are 20-29; twenty-one are 30-39; twelve are 40-49; seventeen are 50-59; ten are 60-69; seven are 70-79; one is 80-89.

Of the 52 new confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, two are 0-10; twelve are 11-19; six are 20-29; seven are 30-39; five are 40-49; ten are 50-59; five are 60-69; one is 70-79; two are 80-89; two are 90+.

There are 3 new confirmed cases in the North County area.  One is11-19; one is 30-39; one is 40-49.

There are 3 new confirmed cases in an Undetermined/Unknown area of the county.  Two are 30-39 and one is 40-49.

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES SINCE 1ST CASE REPORTED –—–26,465

TOTAL RECOVERED THUS FAR: 23,008

AVERAGE AGE OF CASES SINCE CASE #1: 45.8

AVERAGE AGE OF DEATHS SINCE FIRST DEATH: 73.7

 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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