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37 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Clark County

By , Columbian Web Editor
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Another 37 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by Clark County Public Health this morning.

The county has seen 1,717 cases of the disease since early March, along with 37 deaths.

Public Health is updating the rate of new cases per 100,000 population over a two-week period once per week; the rate as of today is 96.4. According to the Public Health website, the two-week period starts six days prior to the current date to account for the lag in reporting.

The target rate is less than 25 new cases per 100,000, according to a tweet from Public Health.

Clark County is averaging 31 new cases per day in July. On Monday the county reported 48 new cases, which included test results for Friday through Sunday. More than 29,700 people in Clark County have been tested.

Eighteen people are hospitalized for COVID-19, with nine more hospital patients awaiting tests. At PeaceHealth Southwest and Legacy Salmon Creek medical centers, 56.8 percent of total hospital beds are occupied, with 4.3 percent taken by coronavirus patients.

As of Sunday, more than 53,000 cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed across the state, with more than 1,500 deaths. Washington is nearing 1 million people tested with a 5.7 percent positivity rate.

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