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State reports 26 new cases of COVID-19 in Mohave County



KINGMAN – The state Department of Health Service reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 in Mohave County on Monday, May 24. It raised the case count since the beginning of the pandemic to 22,963, according to state officials.

The number of new weekly cases recorded in the county had hovered around 100 before falling to 70 cases with two deaths in the seven-day period ending Wednesday, May 19.

There were 92 cases and seven deaths in the week ending Wednesday, May 12; 116 cases and five deaths recorded in the seven-day period ending May 5, and 144 cases and five deaths in the seven days ending on Wednesday, April 28.

According to tabulations on the county’s website, Bullhead City has suffered the most with 189 coronavirus deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. It is followed by Kingman and Lake Havasu City with 150 each, Fort Mohave with 55, Golden Valley with 32 and Mohave Valley with 20. The locations of the remaining deaths are not specified by the county on its website.

Broken down by cities and communities, the county has recorded 6,048 cases for Lake Havasu City, 5,116 for Bullhead City, 4,631 for Kingman, 1,685 for Fort Mohave, 1,130 for Golden Valley, 789 for Mohave Valley and 446 for Beaver Dam/Littlefield/Colorado City. There have also been 145 cases in Topock, 56 in Meadview, 53 in Dolan Springs and 38 in Yucca. The locations of the remaining cases are not specified.

The age of the average COVID-19 victim in the county is 75.2 years, while the age of the average patient is 47.6 years. The case fatality rate in the county is 3.1%, meaning 31 of every 1,000 individuals who have contracted the virus have died. Approximately 9.6% of Mohave County residents are known to have been infected.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 14,293 residents are known to have recovered from the virus, according to county health officials.

County health officials have logged 20,687 coronavirus cases since the first local case was reported on March 24, 2020, while the Arizona Department of Health Services has recorded 22,963 cases in the county. The county counts 631 deaths, while the state reports 727. Of Arizona’s 15 counties, Mohave has recorded the fifth most cases.

According to daily testing data from AZDHS for Sunday, May 23 there were 26 new cases of COVID-19 in Mohave County from 131 tests for a positivity rate of 20%.

The positivity rate in the county was 4% (8/193) on Sunday, May 16; 5% (13/271) on Monday, May 17; 3% (11/322) on Tuesday, May 18; 3% (13/396) on Wednesday, May 19; 4% (16/417) on Thursday, May 20; 3% (8/263) on Friday, May 21; and 1% (2/258) on Saturday, May 22.

Since the beginning of the pandemic 194,138 tests have been conducted on county residents and 12.1% have been positive, according to AZDHS.

Statewide on Monday, May 24, AZDHS was reporting no new deaths and 450 new cases from 11,955 tests for a positivity rate of 4%. More than 877,000 Arizonans have contracted the virus and 17,555 have died.

Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine was reporting more than 33.1 million confirmed cases and 589,925 deaths the morning of Monday, May 24.

Globally, Johns Hopkins was reporting 3,465,583 deaths from more than 167 million confirmed cases on Monday, May 24.

All adults are now eligible to receive the vaccine, and the county reports that the shots are readily available at area pharmacies, Kingman Regional Medical Center’s Hualapai Mountain Campus and a list of providers that receive vaccine from the county that can be found at

The two-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is now being administered in Mohave County for those ages 18 and older. The Pfizer vaccine can now be administered to those ages 12 and up.

Persons experiencing problems making an appointment can call the county Public Health COVID-19 Hotline at 928-753-8665 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for assistance.

Kingman Regional Medical Center now accepts walk-ins for persons 18 and older at its Hualapai Mountain Campus, 3801 Santa Rosa Drive, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

To curtail virus spread, public health officials recommend maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others, washing hands thoroughly and frequently, and wearing a face covering when social distancing isn’t possible.

For some patients, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, or no symptoms at all.

For others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. Some individuals with the virus exhibit no symptoms, but are still capable of transmitting the disease.

Face coverings are no longer required in businesses in Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City by municipal proclamations, but many individual businesses still require masks. Masks are also required inside all federally owned buildings, as well as buildings owned by the City of Kingman and in most owned by Kingman Regional Medical Center.

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.

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