Mohave County reports 1st COVID-19 case; 12 Arizona counties affected
PHOENIX – Mohave County confirmed its first positive case of the new coronavirus late Tuesday, bringing the total to 12 Arizona counties.
The adult patient is recovering at home, the county health department said in a press release. No other information about the person was given.
“With new cases increasing daily around the country and throughout Arizona, it is not surprising to see our first case here in Mohave County,” department director Denise Burley said.
As of Tuesday morning, the state health department reported 326 cases and five deaths. A sixth death was reported later in the day.
The Arizona Department of Health Services community spread rating will increase from moderate to widespread when there are more than 12 counties with cases.
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To help contain the spread of COVID-19 health officials have issued the following recommendations:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
- Refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Don’t make close contact with sick individuals.
- If you are sick, stay home.
- Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away.
- Clean and disinfect objects that are frequently touched.