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Clark County sets record for new COVID-19 cases, adding 157 in three days

Public Health reports one death, bringing total to 63

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County set a record for new COVID-19 cases this weekend, adding 157 new cases since Friday, according to Clark County Public Health. One person died from the disease.

The fatality was a woman age 80 or older with underlying medical conditions, according to Public Health. Her death brings the county’s total fatalities to 63.

The 157 new cases reported Monday work out to an average of just over 52 cases per day since Friday. Monday’s tally brings the county’s total number of cases to 3,956 since the first case was reported March 7.

This weekend’s surge in cases shattered a previous three-day record of 127 cases reported Sept. 28. There were 108 new cases reported a week ago, on Oct. 5. The county has added 1,159 new cases since Labor Day weekend.

There were 21 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County on Monday and 14 people hospitalized awaiting test results, according to Public Health.

The number of active cases was 134 as of Monday. That statistic counts people who have tested positive and are still in their 10-day isolation period.