Clark County Public Health reported 45 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the county’s total to 1,053 and further dampening chances the county will move to more relaxed restrictions anytime soon.
The rate of new cases per 100,000 population over the past two weeks rose to 48.9, well over a key metric of 25 new cases per 100,000 population over two weeks needed to receive state approval from moving from Phase 2 to Phase 3 of the governor’s “Safe Start” reopening plan.
No new deaths were reported Tuesday — that number has been holding steady at 29 — but the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 rose by four cases to 22, according to Public Health.
Tuesday’a report was delayed due to staff trainings and staff transitioning into other roles that resulted in a significant delay of the daily numbers update. The numbers were not released in time to appear in Wednesday’s newspaper.
If you are interested in learning more about COVID-19 in Clark County, visit Public Health’s website: https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/novel-coronavirus.