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Yuma Co. Officials Announce Two More Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases

Yuma County's health district announced two new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The cases come two days after the first confirmed case was announced for Yuma County.


Presumptive positive means it has to be confirmed by the Centers For Disease Control.


The confirmed case is a Marine who spent time at the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.


Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls posted a video on his mayoral Facebook page where he said one of the new presumptive positive cases was a roommate of the Marine.



By Brandon Mejia



The Yuma County Public Health Services District today reported the second presumptive positive COVID-19 case throughout the county. 

Presumptive positive means it has to be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control.

The patient, who has not been identified, is home and isolated from others as health officials determine who else could have come into contact with the individual. 

Anyone who has been in contact with the person will be contacted directly by health officials, according to the county health district. 


On Saturday, state officials confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Yuma County.  The patient is a Marine who had been to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. 

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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