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Yavapai County Community Health Services will provide leadership, information, and services that contribute to improving the health and well-being of Yavapai County residents.

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Yavapai County residents will have the opportunity to optimize their health and well-being.

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Update: 13th Case is a Reporting Error - Only 12 cases in Yavapai



Saturday, March 28th Update - Yavapai County now has 13 positive COVID-19 cases

March 28th Morning Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services 
Yavapai County now has 13 Cases 

There 108 more cases and 2 more deaths in AZ since yesterday. With Gila joining the affected counties, only Greenlee is left unaffected.  There are 773 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa has 454 cases, Pima 120, Pinal 41, Coconino 56, Navajo 57, Apache 13, Yavapai 13, Graham 2, Yuma 4, Mohave 5, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz2, Cochise 3.  There have been 15 deaths reported in Arizona. 

Yavapai County Community Health Services is investigating the 13th case; The 12 cases we know about are 7 in the Quad-Cities area, 5 in the Verde Valley area, 7 seniors, 5 adult. 10 are male, 2 female.  All cases appear to be travel-related, no evidence of community spread at this time. 

  • All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions. 

  • COVID-19 is widespread in Arizona with cases in 14 of the state’s 15 counties. 

  • COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 to 8

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March 27th Afternoon Update - Yavapai County now has 11 Cases

March 27th Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Two New Cases Reported in Yavapai County – Now at 11 cases

Yavapai County now has 11 positive cases of COVID-19.  Five of the cases are in the Verde Valley area, and 6 are in the Prescott/Quad-Cities area.   7 of the cases are senior citizens, 4 are adults (under 65).  9 cases appear to be travel-related, 2 are still under investigation.  As tests are reported to YCCHS, the number of cases may not match the Arizona Department of Health’s numbers, as Medsis reporting is updated as of 5 p.m. the night before, and cases continue to be reported throughout the day.

We've received many inquiries regarding the location of positive cases in Yavapai County and why we're not disclosing the general area where the person lives. Here's the approach we’ve taken:  For positive cases of COVID-19, we are disclosing the age range of the person as senior, adult, or minor. With a virus as contagious as this is proving to be, we recommend that people take precautions EVERYWHERE they go.  Limited testing is leading to limitations in information about actual cases in our county. 

There are 665 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa has 399 cases, Pima 102, Pinal 36, Coconino 41, Navajo 49, Apache 11, Yavapai 11, Graham 4, Yuma 4, Mohave 4, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz 2, Cochise 2.  There have been 13 deaths reported in Arizona.

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March 27th Morning Update - Yavapai County has 9 COVID-19 Cases

March 27th Morning Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Another Case Reported in Yavapai County – Now at 9 cases

Yavapai County now has 9 positive cases of COVID-19.  Five of the cases are in the Verde Valley area, and 4 are in the Prescott/Quad-Cities area.   7 of the cases are senior citizens, the other two are adults.  All nine cases appear to be travel-related, no evidence of community spread at this time.  As tests are reported to YCCHS, the number of cases may not match the Arizona Department of Health’s numbers, as Medsis reporting is updated as of 5 p.m. the night before, and cases continue to be reported throughout the day. All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.

There are 655 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 399 cases, Pima 102, Pinal 36, Coconino 41, Navajo 49, Apache 11, Yavapai 9, Graham 4, Yuma 4, Mohave 4, La Paz 2.  

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Stay at home, as much as possible, except for essential needs. 

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
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March 26 Morning Update - Yavapai County now has 5 Cases

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.

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Breaking: ADHS raises community transmission level of COVID-19 in Arizona to widespread.

Arizona Public Health Officials Update Community Transmission Level of COVID-19
Take precautions and practice social distancing to protect you and your family

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has updated the community transmission level of COVID-19 in Arizona to widespread. Widespread transmission indicates that cases have been confirmed in twelve or more counties throughout the state. As of today, Arizona has confirmed 508 cases in 13 counties. There have been 8 deaths reported due to COVID-19.

“Given widespread transmission, all Arizonans should expect that COVID-19 is circulating in their community,” said Dr. Cara Christ, ADHS Director. “COVID-19 is a serious disease that is highly contagious and can be fatal in anyone, especially our elderly population and people with underlying health conditions. Protecting those at highest risk of complications and ensuring that our healthcare system is prepared to deal with a surge in cases is our highest priority. It is imperative that everyone takes precautions to protect themselves and their family from this disease.”

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Breaking: ADHS raises community transmission level of COVID-19 in Arizona to widespread.

Arizona Public Health Officials Update Community Transmission Level of COVID-19
Take precautions and practice social distancing to protect you and your family

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has updated the community transmission level of COVID-19 in Arizona to widespread. Widespread transmission indicates that cases have been confirmed in twelve or more counties throughout the state. As of today, Arizona has confirmed 508 cases in 13 counties. There have been 8 deaths reported due to COVID-19.

“Given widespread transmission, all Arizonans should expect that COVID-19 is circulating in their community,” said Dr. Cara Christ, ADHS Director. “COVID-19 is a serious disease that is highly contagious and can be fatal in anyone, especially our elderly population and people with underlying health conditions. Protecting those at highest risk of complications and ensuring that our healthcare system is prepared to deal with a surge in cases is our highest priority. It is imperative that everyone takes precautions to protect themselves and their family from this disease.”

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Afternoon Update for March 25

March 25 Afternoon Update from Yavapai County Community Health Services

There are 401 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 251 cases, Pima 49, Pinal 23, Coconino 23, Navajo 37, Apache 7, Yavapai 4, Graham 2, and Yuma 3.  There have been 6 deaths in AZ, 3 in Maricopa, and 1 in Pima and 2 in Coconino.  129 tests have been provided in Yavapai County with 111 negative, and 14 pending.

What EVERYONE should be doing: Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.  Do not visit retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.  Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.  Avoid touching your face.  Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.  Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible including your phone.

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March 25th Morning Update

March 25 Update from Yavapai County Community Health Services

Arizona’s COVID-19 cases are accelerating quickly as more testing becomes available, with 401 identified cases and six known deaths.  Three known deaths have occurred in Maricopa County, one in Pima County and one in Coconino County.

There are 401 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 251 cases, Pima 49, Pinal 23, Coconino 23, Navajo 37, Apache 7, Yavapai 4, Graham 2, and Yuma 3.  

124 tests have been provided in Yavapai County with 106 negative, and 14 pending.

Symptoms – Cough, fever, tiredness, difficulty breathing (severe cases)
People may be sick with the virus for 1-14 days before developing symptoms. If you start developing symptoms, please stay home and call your healthcare provider for screening and possible testing.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
What does it do?

The EOC is fully staffed with volunteers and staff who plan out the daily response, field resource requests, and address emerging issues due to the pandemic.  It is open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 7 days a week.  The EOC receives shipments of personal protective equipment and allocates to requests by priority: #1 Hospitals, #2 First Responders, #3 Clinics and #4 Physicians

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March 24 - Afternoon Update

March 24 – Afternoon Update

One Additional Case in Yavapai County Bringing the Count to 4

There are 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 199 cases, Pima 42, Pinal 22, Coconino 18, Navajo 32, Apache 4, Yavapai 4, Graham 2, and Yuma 2

102 tests have been provided in Yavapai County with 85 negative, and 13 pending.

The azdhs.gov/COVID-19 site will be updated with this case tomorrow morning.  The additional case is from Sedona.

  • Yavapai County Emergency Phone bank open M-F 8-5. Call 928-442-5103 for up-to-date local information, resources and guidance.

Expectations for Testing – Not Everyone Will be Tested

People everywhere want to know if they are infected with the coronavirus. Testing in the United States isn’t able to keep up with the demand, and that goes for Arizona as well.

As manufacturing of test collection kits increases over the next several weeks testing will become more readily available to those at highest risk.

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Leslie Horton

Leslie Horton

Director

Appointed 2017
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