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Clark County records 40 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

Man in his 60s listed as the latest fatality; it's not known if he had underlying conditions

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Metro Editor
Published: September 11, 2020, 12:16pm

Clark County Public Health reported 40 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Friday.

The fatality was a man in his 60s, according to Public Health. It’s not known if he had underlying conditions. His death brings the county’s total deaths to 53 to date. The last death was reported Tuesday.

To date, men have comprised about 64 percent of all recorded COVID-19 fatalities; women accounted for about 36 percent, according to data maintained by Public Health.

The data also showed people 80 or older accounted for about 55 percent of all COVID-19 deaths, followed by people in their 70s (about 19 percent), people in their 60s (about 19 percent), people in their 30s (about 8 percent), people in their 40s (about 2 percent) and people in their 50s (about 2 percent).

No fatalities have been recorded for people under the age of 30, according to Public Health data.

The new cases brings the county’s total to 2,893 cases to date, according to Public Health.

There were 178 new COVID-19 cases reported in the seven days ending Friday, close to the 181 reported one week earlier and higher than the 149 reported on Aug. 28.

There are 18 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County and 10 people hospitalized awaiting test results.

The total number of active cases — people who have tested positive and are currently in their isolation period — held steady Friday at 120.

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