Monday afternoon Coconino County reports 167 confirmed cases of COVID-19; and 2,456 AZ cases

by Meteor staff Monday, April 6, 7:30 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports deaths stable at ten, 167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (just 7 more than yesterday) with 79 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 2,456 cases and 65 Arizona deaths.
by Meteor staff Monday, April 6, 7:30 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports deaths stable at ten, 167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (just 7 more than yesterday) with 79 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 2,456 cases and 65 Arizona deaths.

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Sunday, April 5, 11:30 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports ten deaths (0 since yesterday), 167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (6 more since yesterday) with 79 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 2,456 cases (187 more than yesterday) and 65 Arizona deaths (one since yesterday).

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Sunday, April 5, 11:30 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports ten deaths, 161 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 45 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 2,269 cases and 64 Arizona deaths.

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Saturday, April 4, 8:45 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports ten deaths, 153 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 25 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 2,019 cases and 52 Arizona deaths.

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Friday, April 3, 9 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports eight deaths, 139 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 68 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 1,769 cases and 41 Arizona deaths. 

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Friday, April 3, 12:25 AM, MST. — CCHHS reports eight deaths, 116 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 107 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 1,598 cases and 32 Arizona deaths.

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Thursday, April 2, Noon, MST. — CCHHS reports five deaths, 106 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 101 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 1,413 cases and 29 Arizona deaths. The good news is so far 437 tests have come back negative.

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Tuesday, March 31, 11:30 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports four deaths, 82 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 125 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 1,289 cases and 24 Arizona deaths.

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Monday, March 30, 11:30 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports three deaths, 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 112 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 1,157 cases and 20 Arizona deaths.

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Sunday, March 29, 9:30 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports two deaths, 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 116 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 919 cases and 17 Arizona deaths.

 

On Wednesday March 18 Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) confirmed the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Coconino County. The test was conducted by TGen North Clinical Laboratory.

The individual is from the greater Flagstaff area and is over 60-years old, which is considered a vulnerable population. CCHHS is conducting an investigation regarding the case to identify other individuals potentially exposed to the illness. Close contacts of the individual will be contacted by CCHHS staff and provided appropriate information. The CCHHS Communicable Disease is monitoring the person who is under home isolation. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect the person’s identity, further information about this case will not be released.

“The County’s number one priority is the safety of our residents,” said Chair of the Board Lena Fowler. “We have complete faith in our public health officials, our community leaders and partners to manage our response to the pandemic. While information continues to change and more cases are identified, we encourage people to stay calm. If you’re sick, please stay home and contact a health care provider to obtain medical guidance.”

CCHHS is working closely with healthcare providers and partner organizations to continue to monitor the virus. People who are experiencing respiratory symptoms, including cough, fever and shortness of breath, and have either been in contact with someone who was tested positive, traveled to China or other areas experiencing community spread of the virus, or respiratory testing has not identified a known illness should be evaluated for testing. COVID-19 testing is conducted at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory and in partnership with TGen North Clinical Laboratory.

“The CCHHS Communicable Disease team is determining potential exposures from this case,” said County COVID-19 Incident Commander Dr. Marie Peoples. “As the illness spreads in the U.S., the County has been educating people about prevention and working with health care providers and community partners to monitor and test potential cases. We encourage everyone to take actions to prevent the spread of respiratory illness.”

According to public health officials, the immediate risk of COVID-19 infection to individuals in Coconino County is still believed to be relatively low. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough and shortness of breath consistent with other respiratory illness. Reported illnesses range from infected people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill.

Some people may be at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:

Older adults and people who have serious underlying medical conditions like:

• Heart disease

• Diabetes

• Lung disease

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. As a reminder, CCHHS recommends actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

• Get a seasonal flu shot

• Wash hands frequently.

• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.

• Avoid contact with people who are sick.

• Cover your mouth with your upper sleeve or with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The County has set-up aCVOID-19 Information Line. People are encouraged to call 928.679.7300 if they have any questions. The Information Line is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. People can also email: covid19information@coconino.az.gov.

Please go to www.coconino.az.gov/covid19 for more information.

TGen’s Pathogen and Microbiome Division in Flagstaff, also known as TGen North, studies disease caused by bacteria, virus, fungi and parasites. More information is available at https://www.tgen.org. TGen, an affiliate of City of Hope, is a non-profit biomedical research institute headquartered in Phoenix.


Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Sunday, March 29, 10:30 AM, MST. — CCHHS reports two deaths, 60 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 169 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 773 cases and 15 Arizona deaths.

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Saturday, March 28, 10:30 AM, MST. — CCHHS reports two deaths, 55 positive cases of COVID-19 with 169 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 665 cases and 13 Arizona deaths.

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Friday, March 27, 12:30 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports two deaths, 36 positive cases of COVID-19 with 169 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 508 cases.

Flagstaff  Updated by Meteor staff Thursday, March 26, 9:30 AM, MST. — CCHHS reports two deaths,28 positive cases of COVID-19 with 126 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 401 cases.

Updated by Meteor staff Tuesday, March 24, 9:30 PM, MST. — CCHHS reports one death18 positive cases of COVID-19 with 173 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 326 cases.

Updated by Meteor staff Tuesday, March 24, 4:00 AM, MST. — CCHHS reports 18 positive cases of COVID-19 with 179 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 234 cases.

Updated by Meteor staff Monday, March 23, 10:50 AM, MST. — CCHHS reports 15 positive cases of COVID-19 with 172 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 152 cases.

Updated by Meteor staff Sunday, March 22, 10 AM, MST. — CCHHS reports 13 positive cases of COVID-19 with 191 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 104 cases.

Updated by Meteor staff Saturday, March 21, 4:30 PM, MST. CCHHS reports twelve positive cases of COVID-19 with 169 tests pending. In Coconino County so far 98 tests have come back negative today meaning the patient is not infected with COVID-19. Across Arizona there are 104 cases.

Updated by Meteor staff Friday, March 20, 11:15 PM, MST. CCHHS reports eleven positive cases of COVID-19 with 171 tests pending. In Coconino County so far 87 tests have come back negative today meaning the patient is not infected with COVID-19.

Updated by Meteor staff Friday, March 20, 11:58 AM. CCHHS reports 9 positive cases of COVID-19 with 90 tests pending. In Coconino County so far 144 tests have come back negative meaning the patient is not infected with COVID-19.

Updated by Meteor staff Friday, March 20, 12:30 AM CCHHS reports 8 positive cases of COVID-19.

Updated by Meteor staff Thursday March 19 at 4:55 PM MST. CCHHs now reports a second case testing presumptive positive with 130 tests pending. To date 106 tests have come back negative.

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