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Clark County adds 26 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Thursday

Public Health research shows most recent cases contracted within households or at small private social gatherings

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Thursday, as research showed that people are most commonly catching the disease within their own household or at small private social gatherings.

The new cases brings Clark County’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,266 to date. The disease has been responsible for 55 deaths so far, according to Clark County Public Health.

There were 158 active cases reported Thursday, up slightly from the day before, and there were 26 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and nine others hospitalized awaiting test results.

Based on sources of exposure for 235 cases reported between Sept. 1 and Sept. 21, Public Health reported that 41 percent (97 cases) were contracted from a household member, and 20 percent (48 cases) were contracted in a private social gathering with one to 10 people.

The next most common source was in a health care setting, with 7 percent of the total (17 cases), at a long term care facility, with 5 percent (12 cases), and at an office, with 4 percent (10 cases).

Smaller sources are: manufacturing/warehouse (eight cases); travel, out of state (eight cases); private social gathering, 11-49 ppl (seven cases); store – grocery (seven cases); food establishment/restaurant (four cases); place of worship (four cases); public social gathering, 11-49 people (three cases); private social gathering, 50+ people (three cases); public social gathering, 50+ people (two cases); public social gathering, 1-10 people (one case); flight (one case); store – general retail (one case); preschool/childcare (one case); and travel, out of county (one case).