Mohave County Records 66 COVID-19 Cases in a Single Day | Kingman Daily Miner

KINGMAN – The Mohave County Public Health Department reported on Monday, June 22, a single day of 66 cases of COVID-19.

Similarly, the state established a single-day record of around 3,600 cases on Monday, as the virus emerges here and across the state. (See the story on page 5.)

County health officials also announced 27 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, June 21 and five new cases on Saturday, June 20, bringing the county’s case count to 817 since the first positive test was recorded on April 24. March.

More than half of those cases, 493, were reported in the three-week span ending Monday, June 24, as the county experiences an increase attributed to increased testing and the general spread of the virus in the community.

Mohave County Public Health Director Denise Burley said most of the recent cases are due to the general spread of the virus throughout the community.

“This is very concerning,” Burley said, and once again called for a greater effort to educate the public and prevent the spread.

Two additional deaths, both patients over 90 and from the Bullhead City service area, were also announced Monday. That brought the death toll in the county to 73.

Eight of the new cases were in the Kingman service area, including six in the 20-29 age group and one in the 50-59 and 70-79 age groups. The Bullhead City service area It leads the county with 350 cases, including 20 deaths. Kingman has experienced 289 cases with 41 deaths, while Lake Havasu City has had 153 cases and 11 deaths.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, 9,389 tests have been conducted on Mohave County residents. Of the 7,133 tests for the actual virus, 6.8% have tested positive. Of the 2,256 serology tests, which determine whether a person had the virus in the past, 3.3% have tested positive.

Nationwide, Reuters reported more than 2.3 million cases and nearly 121,000 deaths.

Kingman’s 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.

To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, public health officials recommend keeping a distance of 6 feet from others, washing hands thoroughly and frequently, and wearing a mask in public to protect others when social distancing is not possible. .