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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Yuma County UPDATES

Post Date:04/12/2020 9:45 PM


Yuma County Public Health Services District Officials have confirmed the first death due to COVID-19 in Yuma County. The patient was a female in her 80’s with underlying health conditions.

"Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the patient,” Yuma County Public Health Services District Director Diana Gomez said. “We’ve all seen reports of outbreak-related deaths in other states and countries, but this Yuma County death reminds us how important it is to continue working to protect each other during this outbreak.”

The public is reminded to remain vigilant of the standard protection and prevention measures established. As a reminder, the Department recommends everyday preventive actions to help impede the spread of COVID-19 or any respiratory disease, includin

•         Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;

•         Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health;

•         Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;

•         Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;

•         Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;

- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty; and

•         Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 

Please visit Yuma County's COVID-19 webpage. This remains the best and most up-to-date resource for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Yuma County.

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