COVID updates June 24

The State of Arizona has reported 1,795 new cases, 79 new deaths, and 10,052 new tests.

Listed by County- Cases- Deaths

Maricopa-34,992-690; Pima-6,318-255; Yuma-4,915-68; Navajo-3,248-114; Apache-2,194-73; Coconini-1,1611-91; Pinal-2,778-55; Santa Cruz-1,538-14; Mohave-841-78; Yavapai-521-7; La Paz-289-4; Cochise-441-6; Gila-174-5; Graham-71-2; Greenlee-16-1

 Hospitalizations: Note: We are working with our hospital partners on the flow of information for this data and will update as new information is obtained.

Listed by Hospital-Reported-Inpatient-ICU-Discharged

Globe-11-4-2-5; Payson-9-4-0-1; San Carlos-16-7-7-7

Total Cases by Status: Note: Active cases are currently quarantined and being monitored by our staff. Tribal partners quarantine and monitor cases in their jurisdictional areas.

New Cases Reported: We have confirmed six (6) additional positive cases in Gila County. Location # Confirmed Miami 1 Payson 3 San Carlos 1 Tribal (Other) 1 Two of the three reported in Payson are associated with the RCH outbreak. Currently, there are twenty-seven (27) cases that are pending further investigation. Statewide information can be found on ADHS Dashboard

Gila County COVID-19 Information #covid19ReadyGila


Tabitha Meyer, Administrator at Rim Country Health & Rehabilitation, has updated the status of those affected by Covid-19 as of June 22, 2020

Sadly, the numbers of confirmed cases are increasing. Note: not all positive cases (termed “active”) are displaying symptoms. Some cases are asymptomatic just as our very first case was.

As of June 22, 2020: 22 Active Residents, 2 Deceased Residents and 13 Active Staff Members.

"One of our long-term residents with underlying conditions, who also tested positive for Covid-19, was sent to the hospital last week. We, unfortunately, received word today that this resident passed at Banner Payson Hospital. We are saddened and extend our thoughts and prayers to the family of our resident."' condolences from Tabitha Meyer (on behalf of RCH staff).

Meyer further explains, "Residents who confirmed positive are in a special unit in isolation with

heightened testing, monitoring and care. Care reaching beyond our facility moves to the hospital."

RCH will continue to be transparent and obligated to report information to families, the county, the state and the CDC in a swift fashion when there are additional positive cases and Covicl-l9 related deaths. Retesting of residents and staff will continue on a weekly basis.

"Please educate yourself on the precautions and symptoms surrounding this virus. Wearing a mask, distancing when in close quarters, washing/sanitizing hands frequently, and getting tested."'

Tabitha Meyer's request, "Please keep our residents and staff in your prayers. Covicl-l9, THIS. IS REAL"