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Clark County adds 19 new COVID-19 cases Friday, no new deaths for a week

Public Health reporting an uptick in positive test results in most recently available data

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County recorded 19 new COVID-19 on Friday following a week that saw 182 new cases overall and no new deaths.

The last death from COVID-19 was reported on Sept. 11. To date, 53 deaths have been attributed to the disease.

The new cases brings the county’s total to 3,075 cases to date. The number of active cases, which shows positive cases still within their 10-day isolation period, rose to 152.

The updated numbers come as Clark County Public Health reported an uptick in the percentage of tests coming back as positive earlier this month.

The percentage of tests coming back positive have fluctuated between 3 percent and 3.5 percent, according to Public Health. But in the most recent time period, Aug. 30 through Sept. 5, that positivity rate increased to 5.12 percent, with 206 positive results out of 4,022 tests performed.

As of Sept. 5, the county had 2,818 positive tests out of 93,971 tests administered, with a 3 percent positive rate.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 held steady at 24 on Friday, as did the number of people hospitalized awaiting test results, at 13.

The weekly total of 182 new cases is consistent with totals from the previous two weeks but still higher than weekly totals in August.