March 26th Morning Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
New Case Reported in Yavapai County – Now at 5 cases
All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.
Governor Ducey issued an executive order on Monday requiring private labs to report all testing positive or negative. Dr. Christ reported at a press conference on Wednesday that more than 6,600 Arizonans have been tested for the new coronavirus and a majority of the tests have come back negative, and 4.6% have been positive.
There are 508 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 299 cases, Pima 75, Pinal 35, Coconino 28, Navajo 43, Apache 9, Yavapai 5, Graham 2, and Yuma 4 and Mohave now has 1.
Not Everyone will be Tested
Most people with COVID-19 develop mild symptoms. If you have mild symptoms, please do not seek medical care, but do stay home and practice social distancing from others in the household where possible. If you do have shortness of breath or more severe symptoms, please call your health care provider to get instructions before arriving. Different testing criteria, limited supplies and other factors mean that not everyone can get a test, particularly people with no symptoms and minimal risk factors.
Testing is reserved for high-priority patients – those with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease, or immunosuppressive therapy; and for people working in a health care environment and providing direct care to patients.
COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. For people with mild illness, individuals are asked to stay home, drink plenty of fluids, and get rest. For people with more severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, individuals are advised to seek healthcare.
For up-to-date information, see our website www.yavapai.us/chs. Read more