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Weekly COVID-19 cases surge by 27 percent in Clark County

Latest data shows 43 new cases, no new deaths on Friday; 319 cases and three deaths for week

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County’s number of new COVID-19 cases increased by 27 percent this week, with 43 new cases reported on Friday. No new deaths were reported.

The new cases push the county’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,118, according to data from Clark County Public Health. The number of deaths from COVID-19 is 65, with the last death reported on Wednesday. Three deaths were reported this week.

Cases of the novel coronavirus have been surging nationwide, and Clark County has been no exception, with case numbers rising from as low as 149 cases in the seven days ending Aug. 28 to 319 cases in the seven days ending Friday.

This week’s case count works out to an average of about 46 new cases per day, up from an average of about 36 cases per day reported in the seven days ending Oct. 2 and Oct. 9. Total case counts in those weeks were 250 and 251, respectively.

The pace of new COVID-19 cases is accelerating after leveling off in the summer. It took from March 7 to July 6 (122 days) for the county to reach 1,000 cases. The county surpassed 2,000 cases on Aug. 7 (32 days), 3,000 cases on Sept. 15 (39 days) and 4,000 cases on Oct. 14 (29 days).

There were 24 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County on Friday and nine people hospitalized awaiting test results.

The number of active cases, which counts positive cases still in their isolation period, rose to 160 on Friday