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There Are 7 New Positive Cases Confirmed in County

Written by The Bee

April 24, 2020

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There Are 7 New Positive Cases 

Confirmed in County; 82 Total

Newest: 5 in Kingman; 2 Bullhead City Area

3 Deaths Included from Previous

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (April 24, 2020) Mohave County now has a total of 82 COVID-19 positive cases.  Seven new cases were confirmed late this afternoon. The contact investigations have been initiated with all seven. Five of the latest positives are in the Kingman service area and two are in the Bullhead City service area.

Both of the two cases in the Bullhead area are in the 20-44 year age range and are currently in isolation and recovering at home. One is epidemiologically-linked to another case and the other is not travel-related or epi-linked to another confirmed case.

All of the five Kingman service area cases are in the 65+ age range. Three are hospitalized with two of them epidemiologically-linked to another case and the third not travel-related or epi-linked to another confirmed case. The remaining two are both currently in isolation and recovering at home and epidemiologically-linked to another case.

There are now 26 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including the three deaths, 46 in Kingman, and 10 in Bullhead City

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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