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Ten New COVID-19 Cases; Two Deaths

Written by The Bee

May 20, 2020

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Ten New COVID-19 Cases; Two Deaths

Total Positives Now 270

Total Deaths in County 29

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (May 20, 2020) Late this afternoon, the Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified of ten new COVID-19 positive cases in Mohave County and two COVID-19 related deaths.

The two deaths are of a 55-64 year age range person, in the Kingman service area, who is a previously identified case, linked to another confirmed case and an 86+ individual in the Lake Havasu City Service Area, also a previously identified case.

Eight of the ten new positive cases are from the Kingman service area. Seven of them are in isolation, recovering at home and linked to another case. They represent different age groups.  One is in the 0-18 age range; one is in the 30-39 age range; two are 40-49; one is 50-59 age range; one is 60-69 age range; one is 70-79 age range.  The final Kingman case is a 50-59 age range person, who is hospitalize and is linked to another case.

The final two new cases are both in the Bullhead City service area.  Both are 40-49, one is in isolation recovering at home, and is not linked to another confirmed case. The other is in isolation, recovering at home and is linked to another confirmed case.

There are now 53 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including five deaths, 186 in Kingman, with a total of 23 deaths there, 8 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other”(composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,)  and 23 in Bullhead City, including one death.  There are a total of — 27 deaths in the county from the disease. Total positive cases –260.

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/

 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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