Graham’s total for the pandemic now at 24
By Jon Johnson
GRAHAM COUNTY – On Monday, the Graham County Health Department released an advisory regarding three new COVID-19 positive test results it had received.
The county didn’t have any active positive test result cases until the new results. Out of the three, one case is associated with a cluster from another county, and two are related to a new local cluster.
Of the new cases, two patients live in Safford and one lives in Pima. All known close contacts to the new positives have been notified and placed on quarantine. Graham County has had only one local hospitalization since the start of the pandemic and has had zero deaths relating to COVID-19.
In total, out of the 24 positive cases, five are under the age of 20, 10 are between 35 – 55 years old, and nine are 65-years-old or older.
The Greenlee County Health Department is reporting one active case in the county. Greenlee has had three total cases, but two were more than a month ago and have made a full recovery. There have been no hospitalizations in Greenlee County regarding COVID-19.
Greenlee County Health Department is reporting having tested 167 people with 17 tests still pending as of Sunday.
General things that everyone should do to prevent the spread of all respiratory illnesses include:
● Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
● Stay home when you are sick.
● Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular EPA registered household cleaning spray or wipes.
● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
● Wear a facemask when in public.
● When shopping, limit the number of people who you take with you. If possible, pick one person from your household to do the shopping.
● Find up to date information at azhealth.gov/COVID-19 and at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html