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La Paz County Announces First Two COVID-19 Cases

La Paz County Health Department

The first two cases of COVID-19 have been reported in La Paz County.

The La Paz County Health Department announced two separate indidiuals tested positive. They were tested due to exposure of other positive cases in other states.

Health Department officials said the cases are under investigation. The individuals are not hospitalized and are recovering at home. 

Health officials will interview close contacts and have asked the individuals to monitor themselves for symptoms and quarantine themselves for 14 days.

With the new confirmed cases, gyms and movie theaters in Parker and La Paz County must close.

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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