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Kingman area COVID-19 case count reaches 200

KINGMAN – There were 25 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Mohave County this past weekend, with the majority of the cases coming from the Bullhead City service area, as well as two of the three newly reported deaths.

The death reported Sunday, May 24, was a previously reported case, a patient in the Kingman service area in the 70-79 age range.

The four new cases reported Sunday were all from the Bullhead City service area. One is in the 60-69 range, linked to another case and under investigation. The three other cases are all in the 70-79 age range. One is hospitalized, one’s case is under investigation, and the third is recovering at home and linked to another case.

On Monday, May 25, the Mohave County Department of Public Health announced 21 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths, some of which are related to a long-term care facility.

Both deaths are in the Bullhead City service area, with one being a previously reported case and in the 70-79 age range. The other death was a person in the 80-89 range whose case was not previously reported.

Thirteen of the 21 new cases are from the Bullhead City area. One is in the 40-49 age range with the case under investigation, while another is in the 50-59 range and under investigation. Another case, in the 90 and older range, is recovering at home and linked to another case. Three of the cases are in the 70-79 range, recovering at home and linked to another case. Seven more cases from the area are in the 80-89 range, recovering at home and linked to another case.

Five of the cases reported Monday are from the Kingman service area. One is in the 60-69 range and hospitalized, while the other four are recovering at home and linked to another case. Of those, three are in the 80-89 age range, and one is in the 90 and older range.

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.

The last case reported Monday was in the Lake Havasu City service area, in the 40-49 range and linked to another case.

There are now 324 COVID-19 cases in Mohave County along with 36 deaths. There are 210 confirmed cases in Kingman with 24 deaths, 60 in Lake Havasu City including five deaths, 45 in Bullhead City and two deaths and nine cases in the Arizona Strip.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Service, 4,629 county residents have been tested for the virus. As of Monday, May 18, 73 patients from Mohave County had recovered from the virus, according to Mohave County Public Health Director Denise Burley.

Statewide, AZDHS was reporting 16,783 cases and 807 deaths at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. At the same time, Reuters was reporting more than 1.6 million cases and 98,000 deaths nationwide.

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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