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Clark County sees 222 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths Wednesday in final report of week

Public Health will add Thursday and Friday reports to weekend numbers released Monday

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County confirmed 222 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Wednesday in a reporting week shortened by the Thanksgiving holiday.

The new positives bring Clark County’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 7,992. Clark County Public Health will not report data Thursday or Friday because of the Thanksgiving holiday and will add those numbers to weekend totals on Monday. The abridged week saw 723 cases, or an average of about 145 new cases a day.

With no new deaths reported Wednesday, the number of people killed by COVID-19 held steady at 91. Two deaths were reported this week.

There were 398 people with COVID-19 still in their isolation period Wednesday, according to Public Health data. There were 69 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 12 people hospitalized awaiting test results.

Data released earlier this week showed that people in their 40s represented the largest share of new COVID-19 cases in the seven days ending Nov. 24, with 225 new cases or about 20 percent of the 1,140 cases reported in that period.

COVID-19 confirmed cases to Nov. 24

Age  Cases to Nov. 24 Rate per 100,000
0-9 years 299 497.2
10-19 years 707 1,073.9
20-29 years 1,505 2,625.1
30-39 years 1,352 2,167.8
40-49 years 1,331 2,091.7
50-59 years 1,067 1,653.4
60-69 years 691 1,146.0
70-79 years 387 1,053.6
80 and older 259 1,468.7
No data 12
Total 7,610 1,557.8

People in their 30s were the next-most infected, with 212 new cases, or 19 percent of the total, followed by people in their 20s, with 196 new cases or 17 percent of the total. People in their 50s accounted for 172 new cases in that period, or 15 percent of the total, while youths age 10-19 had 110 new cases or 10 percent of the total.

People in their 60s represented 62 new cases, or about 5 percent of the total, while children younger than 10 accounted for 53 new cases, also about 5 percent of the total. People age 80 or older had 26 new cases or about 2 percent of the total, according to Public Health data.

Those age 80 or older represented the largest week-over-week gain in cases, with an 86 percent increase from the previous week, according to Public Health data.