Prescott area emergency medical service providers including Prescott Fire and Central Arizona Fire have noticed an increase in the number of responses to people found in their place of residence suffering from cardiac arrests and other life threatening health conditions. Prescott Fire spokesman Jeff Jones says the department has also observed an increase in the number of people found deceased in their home. Jones says the concern is that people are delaying, not calling for, or not seeking out medical assistance. He says with the current emphasis on social distancing due to COVID-19, members of more vulnerable populations are becoming too isolated and in some cases neglecting their well-being. Jones says despite COVID, it is important to seek appropriate medical care for other long and short term medical conditions.