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Mon, April 06

Friday, 10:15 a.m. -- 63 COVID-19 cases in Arizona; Sedona patient isolating at home
Yavapai County: 58 tests have been completed with 42 negative, 15 pending.

With COVID-19, older adults usually develop worse symptoms than younger and are more likely to develop complications. Like flu, the coronavirus generally hits hardest among seniors, people with chronic diseases like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, and those with weakened immune systems like people undergoing cancer treatment. (Novel coronavirus concept art)

With COVID-19, older adults usually develop worse symptoms than younger and are more likely to develop complications. Like flu, the coronavirus generally hits hardest among seniors, people with chronic diseases like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, and those with weakened immune systems like people undergoing cancer treatment. (Novel coronavirus concept art)

A Sedona resident has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. The case is currently under investigation by Yavapai County Community Health Services. The patient has no symptoms, has not been hospitalized and is isolating at home. They were tested due to an exposure to a suspected COVID-19 case.

As part of YCCHS’s ongoing disease investigation to identify the source of the virus and other individuals who were potentially exposed, people close to the individual will be contacted by the health department.

There are currently 63 cases in Arizona, 34 in Maricopa, 10 in Pinal, 8 in Pima, 5 in Coconino, 3 in Navajo, 1 in Graham, and 1 in Yavapai. 343 tests have been completed statewide, with 211 ruled out, and 101 pending. In Yavapai County, 58 tests have been completed with 42 negative, and 15 pending.

Governor Ducey’s Executive Order yesterday requires restaurants in Arizona counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases to provide dine-out options only, and that all bars in those counties close. This also applies to movie theaters and gyms.

The order also halts all elective surgeries in the state of Arizona to free up medical resources and maintain the capacity for hospitals and providers to continue offering vital services. This will help keep critical personal protective equipment (PPE) available for the fight against COVID-19.

YCCHS has posted the Governor’s Official Executive Order on our website www.yavapai.us/chs.

There will be a press conference today at the Board of Supervisors later today – details will be forthcoming. Yesterday the County declared a Proclamation of Countywide Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing it to make appropriate orders, provide emergency resources, request additional resources and receive mutual aid from the state and federal governments.

Please avoid people who are sick. If you are sick, stay home. If someone in your house is sick, stay home to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus to others. Set up a separate room for sick household members and clean the room regularly, and make sure thy have clean disposable masks to use.

The Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center is open, and the phone bank will be open to answer calls from the community, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 928-442-5103.

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