A third person and fourth person have died from complications of COVID-19 in La Paz County amid an uptick in cases.
The latest was an individual from the Parker service district who was over the age of 65 and hospitalized outside the County. The other was also over 65, hospitalized outside the County. The individual is from the Ehrenberg service district and had underlying health conditions.
The County has seen a rapid uptick in cases over the course of the last few weeks, mostly on the CRIT reservation, which is being hit as hard as many other Native American reservations nationwide.
The current total for the County is 222 and the state of Arizona is now identified as one of the nation’s hotspots. With each new case, the County Health Department interviews close contacts and recommends each person monitor for symptoms and quarantine themselves, based on risk exposure.
The previous two deaths were members of the same household.
Parker Live’s timeline of COVID-related news for La Paz County can be found HERE.