March 30th Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
New Tab on ADHS COVID-19 Data – Testing in AZ
In a press release over the weekend, and with the Governor’s executive order for all private labs to report all testing completed, positive or negative, ADHS has added a “COVID-19 Testing Arizona” tab. This indicates more accurately the amount of testing being done in the state, and in counties. The site shows there have been 16,759 tests completed in AZ – and 456 residents in Yavapai County have been tested.
Maricopa has 690 cases, Pima 187, Pinal 64, Coconino 71, Navajo 88, Apache 17, Yavapai 19, Graham 2, Yuma 6, Mohave 7, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz 2, Cochise 4, Gila 1, and Greenlee now has 1. There have been 20 deaths reported in Arizona.
There are now 19 positive cases in Yavapai County. 12 residents in the Quad-Cities area, and 7 in the Verde Valley area. YCCHS is investigating the 19th case, but the breakdown from this morning’s 18 cases is 8 seniors 65+, 10 adults 18-54; 11 male, 7 female.
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.
- All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.
- The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank is open– 8-5, M-F--928-442-5103
- COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 to 8 p.m. each day of the week
- For COVID-19 information en español, see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19
Initially, the CDC was only recommending testing for people with exposure to an infected person. However, all that changed once community spread was confirmed in the United States. In response, the CDC changed its recommendations to allow anyone with COVID-19-like symptoms to be tested as long as a doctor approved the request.
Not everyone who is exposed to the virus will catch it, and some people who are infected will have only minor or no symptoms. On average, symptoms like fever, cough, or shortness of breath tend to develop five to six days after exposure. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it can take as long as 14 days for symptoms to emerge. If, after that period of time, you have not developed any of the typical COVID-19 symptoms, you are likely in the clear.
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