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Clark County reports 47 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths on Thursday

County averaging just over 45 new cases per day, continuing uptick in activity that started last week

By , Columbian Metro Editor
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Clark County recorded 47 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Thursday, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health.

The new cases bring the county’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,377 to date. This week, the county has averaged just over 45 new cases per day, continuing a trend that began last week.

No new deaths have been reported since Tuesday. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 is 66, according to Public Health.

The number of active cases, which counts people with COVID-19 still in their isolation period, rose from 157 to 171 on Thursday, according to Public Health.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 remained steady at 23; the number of people hospitalized awaiting test results rose slightly to 11, according to Public Health.

As of Thursday, 72.3 percent of Clark County’s hospital beds were occupied, and 9.9 percent of its ICU beds were in use, according to Public Health, which reported that COVID-19 patients and persons awaiting test results accounted for 5.4 percent of the county’s hospital beds.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in schools grew by five in the seven days ending Thursday, according to new data released by Public Health, bringing the total number of cases to 41. One case was contracted at school.

The new cases are:

Amboy Middle School, staff member, not exposed at school, confirmed Oct. 19.

Evergreen Public Schools district building, staff member, not exposed in school, confirmed Oct. 19.

Felida Elementary School, staff member, exposed at school, confirmed Oct. 19.

Heritage High School, staff member, not exposed in school, confirmed Oct. 18.

Orchards Elementary School, staff member, not exposed in school, confirmed Oct. 19.

Sifton Elementary School, staff member, not exposed in school, confirmed Oct. 18.

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