CORRECTION: The La Paz County Health Department has corrected its previously issued information, saying that the cases discussed in this article linked by workplace contact are in the Quartzsite service district, rather than the McMullen Valley district as previously stated. The article below has been updated to reflect this correction.
In addition, there is one new case to add, bringing the total connected by this workplace to 14.
A majority of La Paz County’s confirmed cases of coronavirus are now connected via a single workplace in the Quartzsite service district, according to Health Department information.
As of April 29th, the total number of cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the County stands at 19, with 14 of them sharing a single workplace connection in the Quartzsite service district, according to available information. The infected people are working age, with 9 between the ages of 20 and 44, and another 5 within the ages of 45 and 64.
One of the individuals was hospitalized outside the county for treatment and another had household contact with the hospitalized person.
The La Paz County Health Department will not release the name of the business due to privacy concerns.
The remaining 5 cases in the County include 2 reportedly in the Parker area (location not from official data) and 3 others in Quartzsite affecting senior citizens. 2 of the senior citizens, over the age of 80, have died.
Additional tests in Quartzsite are pending.