Saturday, July 24, 2021
July 24, 2021

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Number of Clark County COVID-19 cases reaches 9

By , Columbian Editor

Statistics posted Saturday morning by Clark County Public Health show nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community.

That’s an increase of three from Friday.

The new cases announced Saturday are:

  • A woman in her 80s. She is a close contact of a confirmed case in Clark County and was quarantined when she developed symptoms. She is currently hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 40s. She had no known contact with a confirmed case. She is recovering at home.
  • A man in his 80s. Public Health is investigating whether he had any known contact with a confirmed case. He is currently hospitalized.

The number of people who have died locally of complications of the novel coronavirus remained steady at three.

In addition, 189 tests returned negative for the disease.

It is likely there are more local cases, because Clark County has been unable to conduct widespread laboratory testing to confirm the diagnosis. Testing supplies are scarce, leaving physicians no option but to only order tests for specific patients.

If you feel sick, be sure to contact your health care provider before going to the clinic.

If you do not feel sick, authorities are urging you to stay home and avoid contact with other people. By doing so, people can protect themselves and also help slow down the transmission speed of the disease. To protect yourself, continue to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, phones and keyboards.