Nine New COVID-19 Cases

Written by The Bee News

September 10, 2020

9 COVID-19 Cases Today

No New Deaths

Total Positives 3,720

Total Deaths 205

Multiple Locations for Continuing

COVID Testing Below

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (September 10, 2020) –The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff has been notified of  9 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported today. There were no new deaths reported.

Of the 9 new confirmed cases, there are 5 cases in the Lake Havasu City service area.

Two cases are in the Bullhead City service area. There are also 2 in the Kingman service area.

Of the 5 Lake Havasu City area, four remain under investigation. One is in the 30-39 year age range and the other three are 70-79.  The final Lake Havasu City area case is a 20-29 person, who is recovering at home and is linked to another confirmed case.

Both of the Bullhead City area cases are under investigation. One is 20-29 and the other is 60-69.

Both Kingman area cases remain under investigation.  Both are 40-49.

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At times, we receive a number of cases that are duplicates of other cases. Some are pending further testing and/or are missing other information. When we can de-duplicate them, we subtract the duplicate cases and keep the originals. If we receive no new cases, this can mean an overall reduction in total cases. All Mohave County cases and death records are kept in a secure database maintained by Arizona Department of Health Services. This database has numerous benefits (including cost savings, security of data, immediate test results data, etc.), but it does mean working within their system for data management. Thus, there can be duplicates, cases transferred in or out from other counties, and other conditions that may temporarily affect Mohave County case counts on some days.

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The county, at this time, will not be releasing deaths by individual communities as before.

TOTAL POSITIVE CASES –—–3,720

TOTAL RECOVERED: 2,860

 IMPORTANT NOTE: The Mohave County Department of Public Health staff review case information for accuracy and completeness. As a result of recent reviews, the case count and respective demographic data will often be adjusted slightly to show accurate data. There are a number of reasons for the adjustment, 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.

 **The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 47.8 years old.

 The Average age of deaths from COVID-19 in Mohave County is now      76.2.

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 New COVID-19 Test Sites & Dates Announced

Registration is Necessary

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has approved new COVID-19 testing sites and dates. Here’s the specific information:

Bullhead City

    1. Saturday 9/12/2020 6am-10am
    2. Location: Bullhead City Police Department Parking Lot
    3. A total of 1000 tests will be available for the Bullhead City testing events

Kingman

    1. This Friday 9/11/2020 7am-11am & Saturday 9/12/2020 7am-11am
    2. Location: Mohave County Fairgrounds
    3. A total of 1000 tests will be available for the Kingman testing events

Lake Havasu City

    1. This Sunday 9/13/2020 7am-11am & Monday 9/14/2020 7am-11am
    2. Location: Aquatic Center Parking Lot, 100 Park Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    3. A total of 1000 tests will be available for the Lake Havasu City testing events

The tests being provided are self-administered nasal swabs, which are less invasive than Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab tests and may be more comfortable for some to use.

Also, the HHS Testing Event Registration Links have been activated.

The website for the public to register to receive a COVID-19 test is https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/.

Go to the website and click on the “Register” button, and then create an account in the “New Users Sign Up Here” section, if not a returning user. After an account is created, users should search for their zip code,  do a quick question assessment, then select the test location, date, and appointment time to register. Once completed, confirm the testing appointment and print out the testing voucher. Preregistration is required. However, registration persons will be on-site at each event to assist those who have registration or printing difficulties.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENT:

Free Ongoing COVID-19 Testing

Bullhead City/Kingman/Lake Havasu City

Embry Women’s Health/Apollo Healthcare & Diagnostics has launched three COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Sites in Mohave County that started on Labor Day, September 7. These sites are the first for Embry outside of Maricopa County, where they currently operate 13 COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites, some of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“The goal is to offer testing to as many Arizonians as possible. We don’t want to stop expanding until we’re covering all 15 counties in Arizona,” said Raymond Embry, CEO of Embry Women’s Health. “We’ve been proud to meet the demand for COVID-19 testing head-on, and are grateful for the support from the public and state authorities of our operation”.

The Mohave County locations are (PLEASE NOTE: Hours Are Modified.)

Mohave Community College – Lake Havasu City

1977 W Acoma Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Began 9/7/2020 – 6:00am-2:00pm – 7 days a week

Mohave Community College – Bullhead City

3400 AZ-95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442

Began 9/7/2020 – 6:00am-2:00pm – 7 days a week

Mohave Community College – Kingman

1971 Jagerson Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409

Began 9/7/2020 6:00am-2:00pm – 7 days a week

Embry Women’s Health is offering COVID-19 PCR testing with results in 36-72 hours at ZERO cost to persons of all ages. They are also offering the Antigen test with 24 hours results for $50.00 to all persons above the age of 12.

Anyone interested in getting tested for free can go to https://embrywomenshealth.com/testing-blitz/ to schedule an appointment for the nearest site. Appointments are not required to get tested at the test sites but are strongly encouraged to expedite the testing process.

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For More detailed stats about COVID-19 in Mohave County, here is the same website as before, but, it has a new layout and detail:

https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/.

 Please remember: 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. Please be alert and be safe.

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 the contacts during 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: 

*Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when unable to remain about six feet apart..

*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 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.

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