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One new COVID-19 death, 22 cases reported in Clark County

By , Columbian Web Editor
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Clark County Public Health reported another death this morning along with 22 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Since March, 40 people have died and 1,778 people have contracted novel coronavirus, according to Public Health’s statistics.

The woman who most recently died was in her 70s and had no known underlying heath conditions.

The county reported two deaths on Thursday. Public Health has confirmed 146 cases this week.

Twenty people are hospitalized for COVID-19 in Clark County, with 10 more people in the hospital awaiting test results. COVID-19 patients and those waiting tests results occupy 4.8 percent of the hospital beds at PeaceHealth Southwest and Legacy Salmon Creek medical centers. Some 61.5 percent of the total beds are currently occupied.

As of Friday, more than 32,000 people had been tested for the disease.

As of Wednesday, the state has confirmed more than 55,000 cases of COVID-19 and 1,564 deaths.

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