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A total of 73 patients who have tested positive for coronavirus have officially recovered, according to new information from Mohave County.

The Mohave County Public Health Department added the number of recovered cases to its dashboard of coronavirus data in the county that already includes the number of cases and deaths within the county, as well as information on testing and demographics of those who have been infected. Although the rest of the numbers are updated every day, Public Health Director Denise Burely said the county will update the number of recovered cases each Monday, saying the number doesn’t change significantly day-to-day.

“We count a case as ‘recovered’ if he or she has survived (not died) at the time we close or finish following a case,” Burley said. “This is most often after their quarantine period has ended.”

Burley said Centers for Disease Control provides guidance on when and how to end quarantines with a couple options.

Persons with symptoms who were directed to care for themselves at home may end isolation after at least 72 hours have passed since resolution of fever without medications, and improvement in respiratory symptoms. A total of 10 days must also have passed since the symptoms first appeared. Burley said the CDC also allows for a testing-based strategy that includes a reduction in fever and improvement in respiratory symptoms. In that case, the quarantine would be allowed to end after two negative results from separate samples collected within 24 hours of each other.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the county had reported a total of 270 confirmed covid-19 cases. With at least 73 patients now recovered and another 29 who have died from coronavirus, that leaves 168 people who are still battling the illness.

While there is hope that patients who have tested positive will be immune to catching the virus again, Burley said recovered patients are still asked to continue with increased hygiene and social distancing measures that have become a part of daily life during the pandemic.

“There is still so much we do not know about covid-19,” Burley said. “The CDC states, “The risk of transmission after recovery is likely substantially less than that during illness; recovered persons will not be shedding large amounts of virus by this point, if they are shedding at all.” Since we know that there may be some shedding, however minimal, we advise using precautions. We recommend those released from quarantine continue social distancing and other precautions because a) we still don’t know if a person can be re-infected with covid-19 and b) when most people are social distancing, it encourages a social norm.”

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(15) comments

Cooldan

Despite what this pandemic has done to this country including that family in Lake Havasu City that is struggling with the virus and the millions of healthy people who are unemployed, HywRovr seems to be giddy just like many on the left, and appears that he hopes this thing lasts until November, just so his side wins an election. That is as unamerican as it gets. Those on his side don't seem to want an effective treatment or vaccine until after November.

On Hydroxychloriquine, There are more studies that it can be effective on patients early in treatment but not when patients are struggling to stay alive. And dying from the drug itself is very rare.

HwyRovr

"unAmerican" - Ahh, look at you pretending to know how I feel. No, I am not "giddy" with thoughts that this nightmare will last until November. I am simply facing the facts that we are very far from through with this horror. And when we see a resurgence in the late fall all of you morons are gonna have some "'spalin' to do" - particularly that idiot impeached fool you support.

As to the drugs efficacy it's obvious you are another of those graduates of the Trump University School of Medicine,

deaton

Hey rovR**, boy, your guy “Joe” stepped on his, well you know, again today! Hoo-boy did he ever! His campaign “handlers” must be having fits! They have to trot a “spokesman” to clean up after Joe every time he makes a public statement. Maybe you and Davel2 could offer your “advice” for his campaign, what with all your “spelling” and “grammar” acumen and Davel2’s “deep blue roots” with an east coast quality education in Economics and Business, maybe you can help put the “Joe” train back on the tracks? Lord know, he needs somebody looking out for him! But if I were you, I’d leave HavasuGuy [batman] back here in River City, he’s off the deep end! C’ya [thumbup][whistling] Deaton

HwyRovr

Despite multiple Doctor’s warning that the drug may not be safe, the impeached fool recently admitted to taking it to protect against coronavirus. Those doctor’s fears were somewhat realized in a new study that showed COVID patients taking the drug saw their chance of death increase by 35-45%. Harvard epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding posted the results of a study of 96,000 COVID-19 patients at 671 different hospitals. Dr. Fiegl-Ding notes that the drug, “Increased the risk of death by 33-45% and increased the risk of ventricular arrhythmia by 2.3 to 5 times.”

deaton

Something you’re praying for, huh rovR**? [thumbup][tongue] Deaton

VA172

Cooldan. As you can see Butthead, aka Rovr will only post his liberal propaganda. He only posts portions that suit his agenda and not print the whole story.

HavasuGuy

We know a family in Lake Havasu that has been battling covid-19 for a month now. What the article doesn't address is the physical toll that covid-19 has on victims. People don't just recover, long term effects, some of them permanent are awful. That's why the recovered number is still so low.

HwyRovr

FRIDAY UPDATE 2

A national election model has predicted the impeached fool currently infesting our White House will suffer a “historic defeat” in November’s election due to the coronavirus economic recession. The model by Oxford Economics uses unemployment, disposable income and inflation to forecast election results to predict the elections outcome.

According to the model, the impeached fool will lose in a landslide, capturing just 35 per cent of the popular vote.

The model has predicted the winner of the popular vote in 16 of the past 18 elections and is a complete reversal of what the model was predicting before the coronavirus outbreak hit the US. Before the public health crisis, Oxford Economics predicted that the United States would be stuck with the impeached moron with a win of about 55 per cent of the vote.

Now the new report indicates the economy will be a “nearly insurmountable obstacle for Trump come November”. The forecaster said that the downturn has emerged in light of the poor economic backdrop the country now faces, and the model assumes that this would still be the case by the time of the election. “The economy will still be in a worse state than at the depth of the Great Depression,” Oxford Economics said.

Experts have also said that the outcome of the election could still very much depend on how the pandemic pans out in the next six months, “If new infections really pick up, people will conclude Trump opened the country too soon,” Greg Valliere, chief US policy strategist at AGF Investments told CNN.

Voter turnout could also swing the election one way or another, according to the report. The model is said to have correctly predicted the popular vote in every election since 1948, other than 1968 and 1976.

HwyRovr

FRIDAY UPDATE

Since February, the impeache idiot squatting in our White House has been touting the benefits of hydroxychloroquine in fighting COVID-19. The claim that the drug, used in the treatment of malaria as well as lupus and arthritis, could help fight the novel coronavirus came from anecdotal results involving small numbers of patients. Still, dopey’s continuous claims that hydroxychloroquine was a “game changer” were a factor in spurring multiple trials of the drug as a treatment for patients at various stages of COVID-19. What those trials found wasn’t only a lack of any evidence that the drug had value in treating COVID-19 patients, but renewed evidence for something scientists already know: Hydroxychloroquine taken in large doses has serious, life-threatening side effects. Several trials were ended early when it turned out patients taking the drug were dying of heart attacks at a rate that exceeded deaths from the virus.

But despite an FDA warning that the drug should not be taken for COVID-19 outside of a closely supervised hospital trial, the impeached fool stood up on national television on Monday and claimed that he was taking the drug. Goofy declared he had been taking the drug without the recommendation of the White House physician, and was taking it to prevent COVID-19 rather than as treatment—a use that was never approved, even for trials. And now it’s clear that the impeached moron’s insistence on supporting this proven-deadly drug is having exactly the result that might be expected: People are dying.

A new report in the medical journal The Lancet provides the results of a large-scale study involving 96,000 patients from around the world. And the results of this study puts a definitive nail into the coffin of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment. Across six continents, the results were the same: Patients given hydroxychloroquine had a significantly greater risk of dying than those who were not treated with the dummy’s favorite drug.

As The Washington Post notes, this study goes well beyond just saying that hydroxychloroquine is ineffective in curing COVID-19. It shows that it does active harm. Th impeached fool has, more than once, asked “what do you have to lose?” while encouraging Americans to take the unproven drug. The answer to that has been clear from the beginning, and it’s even more emphatic now: Your life.

HwyRovr

FRIDAY UPDATE

Cooldan

I believe in Sweden that only symptomatic patients have been tested for now, bringing the death rate higher. With their strategy, the death rate will be higher in the beginning but even out as more are infected and recover leaving more immune who then can longer get or transmit the virus until the virus eventually dies out. That is their plan. If it works or not, only time will tell.

HwyRovr

You're not too terribly bright are you?

VA172

Lookout Cooldan, Bevis and Butthead are ganging up on you. You too will get to enjoy their chatter.

Cooldan

I thought that if a person has recovered that the chances of spreading or getting the virus again was zero. Sweden did not shut down its economy because it wanted to get to herd immunity.

HavasuGuy

Sweden's death rate — a calculation that divides the number of confirmed corona virus deaths by the number of reported cases — is among the highest in the world. More than 12% of people officially given a COVID-19 diagnosis in the country have died. In the US, the number currently is 6%.

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