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Clark County COVID-19 cases surge more than 28 percent this week

Public Health reports 67 new cases Friday, 319 for the week; one new death reported

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Cases of COVID-19 surged by more than 28 percent in Clark County this week, with 67 new cases reported Friday and one new death, according to Clark County Public Health.

The fatality is a woman in her 70s with underlying health conditions. Her death brings the county’s total deaths from COVID-19 to 69 deaths to date. Her death was the fourth reported this week. Three other deaths were reported Monday.

The new COVID-19 cases bring Clark County’s total to 4,801 to date, according to Public Health Data. There were 391 new cases reported this week, up 28.6 percent from the 304 cases reported in the week ending Oct. 23.

Caseloads have been ratcheting upward since this summer, from a weekly low of 149 cases, with an average of about 21 cases per day, for the week ending Aug. 28 to this week’s 391 new cases, which works out to about 56 new cases per day.

The number of active cases rose by 30 on Friday to 270. That statistic measures people with COVID-19 who are still in their isolation period.

There were 25 people hospitalized Friday with COVID-19 and six hospitalized awaiting test results.