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Kingman area COVID-19 count creeps toward 200

KINGMAN – The Kingman service area recorded one of two new COVID-19 related deaths reported by the Mohave County Department of Public Health on Wednesday, May 20, along with eight of the county’s 10 new cases.

The Kingman service area death was an individual in the 55-64 age range who was previously identified and linked to another confirmed case. The other death was an individual in the 86 and older range from the Lake Havasu City service area who was previously identified.

Of the eight new Kingman area cases, seven are in isolation and recovering at home, and linked to another case. Those seven cases are in the following age groups: one in the 0-18 range; one in the 30-39 range; two in the 40-49 range; one in the 50-59 range, one in the 60-69 range and one in the 70-79 range. The final new Kingman case is in the 50-59 age range, hospitalized and linked to another case.

The remaining two new cases reported Wednesday evening were from the Bullhead City service area. Both are in the 40-49 age range, with one in isolation and recovering at home, and not linked to another case. The other is in isolation and recovering at home, and linked to another confirmed case.

There have now been 270 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mohave County along with 29 deaths. The Kingman service area has recorded 186 cases with 23 deaths, the Lake Havasu City area 53 cases with five deaths, and Bullhead City 23 cases and one death. There have also been eight confirmed cases in the Arizona Strip.

The Kingman service area includes Kingman, New-Kingman/Butler, Chloride, Valentine, Meadview, Wikieup, Yucca, White Hills, Hackberry, Peach Springs, Dolan Springs, Golden Valley, Hualapai tribal areas, Oatman and Valle Vista.

As of Monday, May 18, 73 patients from Mohave County have recovered from the virus, according to Mohave County Public Health Director Denise Burley.

Kingman Regional Medical Center was reporting the morning of Thursday, May 21 that it has tested 1,457 individuals with 101 positive cases and 12 adults currently hospitalized. There were 89 test results pending. In all, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, 3,837 Mohave County residents have been tested for the virus.

At 9 a.m. Thursday AZDHS was reporting 14,897 cases and 747 deaths in Arizona. Nationwide, Reuters was reporting more than 1.5 million cases and 93,313 deaths.

For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

The vast majority of patients recover. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.

Health officials recommend that Arizonans who go out in public wear a mask to protect others, and maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others.

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