There Are 6 New Cases Confirmed Tonight

Published by The Bee News

April 23, 2020

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There Are 6 New Cases Confirmed Tonight

75 Positives in County Now

Newest: 4 Kingman; 2 Bullhead City Area

3 Deaths Included from Previous

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (April 23, 2020) – The Mohave County Health Department MCDPH-Nursing staff was notified tonight of six COVID-19 positive cases in Mohave County. The contact investigations have been initiated with all six cases.

These five of the six cases are currently in isolation and recovering at home: The first new case is in the Bullhead City service area, is in the 45-54 year age range, and is epidemiologically-linked to another case; the second new case is in the Kingman service area and is also in the 45-54 year age range and is epidemiologically linked to another case; case three is from the Bullhead City service area, in the 65+ age range and is epidemiologically-linked to another case; the next case is a 65+ Kingman service area person and not travel-related or epi-linked to another confirmed case; the next case is in the 20-44 year age range, also from Kingman and is not travel-related or epi-linked to another confirmed case.

Finally, a 65+ age range person in the Kingman service area is hospitalized and is not travel-related or epi-linked to another confirmed case.

There are now 26 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including the three deaths, 41 in Kingman, and 8 in Bullhead City. The county total is now 75 people.

Please keep in mind that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are:

To keep your Social Distancing – At least 6 Feet apart! Stay at home if at all possible.

o   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.

o   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

o   Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

o   Stay home when you are sick, or if you are a not an essential employee.

o   Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.

o   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.

For more information about the COVID-19 response in Arizona, go online to: https://azdhs.gov/

For more detailed information about COVID-19 in Mohave County, please visit https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/.

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