New COVID-19 cases in Clark County shattered a week-old record on Monday, with a three-day total reaching 289 new cases since Friday, according to Clark County Public Health.
The new infections, which work out to an average of slightly more than 96 new cases per day, pushes the county’s total COVID-19 cases to 5,617 to date. The rapid increase mirrors a national explosion in novel coronavirus cases and continues a trend of rapidly increasing numbers that began last week. There were 95 new cases reported on Friday.
No new deaths were reported Monday, but three people died last week. The last new death was reported on Friday, putting the pandemic’s death toll at 73 in Clark County.
There are 336 people with COVID-19 who are still in their isolation period as of Monday.
There are 37 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and no individuals hospitalized awaiting test results.
The number of new COVID-19 cases has been rising since the summer, from a weekly low of 149 cases for the week ending Aug. 28 to 181 on Sept. 4; 223 on Sept. 25; 250 on Oct. 2; and 251 on Oct. 9. Totals reached 319 cases Oct. 16 and dipped slightly before surging to 391 on Oct. 30 and 527 on Friday.
Monday’s three-day total of 289 new cases is greater than any weekly total since the seven days ending Oct. 9.
The Washington State Department of Health reported a total of 117,331 COVID-19 cases statewide as of Sunday, with 2,439 deaths from the disease.