NEAR PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - Officials with a boarding school in Yavapai County say there is a cluster of COVID-19 cases on campus.
In a statement posted to the unverified Facebook page of Yavapai County Community Health Services, officials say as of Monday, Yavapai County has 128 cases of COVID-19.
On May 1, the number of positive COVID-19 cases stood at 86 for Yavapai County.
"Additional cases have been primarily attributed testing at Mingus Mountain Academy," read a portion of the statement released by Yavapai County Community Health Services.
In a statement released to Yavapai County Community Health Services, officials with Mingus Mountain Academy admit there is a cluster of cases on campus.
"We are grateful that thus far no one is showing any severe symptoms of the disease. However, we are monitoring the situation closely, and students and staff with positive test results are currently in isolation and receiving the best care possible. We wish them all a speedy recovery," officials said, in the statement.
According to its website, Mingus Mountain Academy is an accredited residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally at-risk adolescent girls. The school, located near Prescott Valley, was founded in 1985.
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