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Clark County adds 34 new COVID-19 cases, second fatality of the week

Most recent data shows people in their 20s account for the largest share of new cases

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County recorded 34 new COVID-19 cases and one new fatality in data released Wednesday by Clark County Public Health.

The death, a woman age 80 or older with no underlying conditions, is the second reported this week, bringing the county’s total fatalities due to COVID-19 to 55 to date, according to Public Health data.

The new cases brings the county’s total number of cases to 3,240 since the first recorded case in early March. The total new cases since Friday’s report works out to an average of 33 new cases a day, according to Public Health data.

There are currently 156 active cases, a statistic that tracks people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still in their 10-day isolation period, according to Public Health.

There are 29 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and six people hospitalized awaiting test results, according to Public Health.

Demographic data released by Public Health showed that people in their 20s were the largest number of new cases in the seven-day period that ended Sept. 22, with 42 new cases, representing 21 percent of the 201 new cases reported in that period.

The next highest was a tie: people in their 30s and people in their 40s each accounted for 32 new cases, or 16 percent of all new cases each. People in their 50s accounted for 20 new cases, or 10 percent of all new cases.

People age 10-19 accounted for 22 new case, or 11 percent of all new cases. People in their 70s accounted for 11 new cases, or about 5 percent of the total. People age 80 or older accounted for 10 new cases, or also about 5 percent of the total.

Children younger than age 9 accounted for seven new cases or 3 percent of the total new cases for the period, according to data from Public Health.