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Update: Coronavirus cases grow to 7 in Mohave County; some Kingman library patrons warned to watch for symptoms

KINGMAN – There are now seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mohave County, including four in the Kingman area, according to the Mohave County Department of Public Health.

In a related matter, the health department announced that persons who visited the Mohave County Library – Kingman Branch between Tuesday, March 10 and Sunday, March 15 should self-monitor for coronavirus symptoms, which include a fever, cough and shortness of breath.

The four positive COVID-19 tests in the Kingman area include single cases announced Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, and two that area were revealed on Saturday by the Mohave County Department of Public Health.

The most-recent case was announced late Saturday by county health officials. “The individual, an adult, is recovering at home and has been self-quarantined,” the county wrote in the release.

The adult patient in the initial Kingman case is hospitalized under strict isolation protocols, the health department said. The positive test announced on Friday for the Kingman area involved an adult patient who has completed the self-isolation period at home without being hospitalized.

Statewide, the number of cases had swelled to 773 through Sunday morning, March 29, with 15 deaths reported, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. The death toll had surpassed 2,200 nationwide, with more than 123,000 positive tests recorded.

There have been no COVID-19 deaths in Mohave County. In addition to the four cases in Kingman, there have been two in Lake Havasu City and one in Bullhead City.

With each discovery, county public health nurses contact the person to implement monitoring and launch the contact investigation, which warns other people who may have been exposed.

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