Six New COVID-19 Cases, 5 in Bullhead City and 1 in Kingman

Published by The Bee News

June 8, 2020

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Six New COVID-19 Cases

Total Positives Now Officially 510

Total Deaths in County 56

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (June 8, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of six new COVID-19 confirmed cases.

Of the six new confirmed cases, five are in the Bullhead City service area.  All five of those are recovering at home and linked to another confirmed case. The sixth is in Kingman. Three of them are in the 19-29 year age range; one is 40-49; one is 60-69.

The final case is a 19-29 year age range person, who is recovering at home and linked to another confirmed case.

There are now 90 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 9 deaths, 236 in Kingman, with a total of 36 deaths there, and 8 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 176 in Bullhead City, including 11 deaths.  There are now a total of — 56 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –510.

NOTE:One Lake Havasu City case was de-duplicated, and therefore, the total number of cases is one less for the Lake Havasu City Service Area.

Periodically, Mohave County Department of Public Health staff review case information for accuracy and completeness. As a result of a recent review, the case count and respective demographic data will 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 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.

 

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/

***NOTE: The Mohave County Library District has reopened library facilities to the public.  Due to the pandemic, a number of changes have been made for the health and safety of library customers and staff. A trip to the library will temporarily be different than in the past, but the library is still able to connect customers with information and materials.  Customers can still pick up holds, use computers, and obtain new materials for check out.

The most significant change for many is that there is no physical browsing of the collection. Instead, staff will locate and retrieve materials for customers. The book stacks are currently closed to the public. Customers are encouraged to browse the online catalog at https://mcld.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default to place holds or may call the library to have a hold placed for them.  The library staff is always eager to assist with finding the specific items a customer is seeking.

ALSO: The Recorder’s Offices as well as the Assessor’s Offices have reopened in Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City.  All offices have taken necessary precautions and will continue to follow guidelines to ensure our customers and staff remain healthy and safe.

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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1 Comment

  1. Please include transmission can occur from touching contaminated surfaces, and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

    The virus can hover alive, in the air, for upto 4 hours, and on hard, non-porous surfaces for upto 3 days.

    A mask can help protect a person from catching the disease, but appropriate care must be given to the mask. Single layer masks depending on how porous they are, might be nothing but a false sense of security. Medical masks, including surgical masks, are upto 3x more effective than a single layer cloth mask, such as a bandana.

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