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Clark County sets a record with new COVID-19 cases over weekend

Public Health reports 127 new cases in three days, for an average of about 42 new cases per day

By , Columbian Metro Editor
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Clark County recorded the largest number of new COVID-19 cases ever for a weekend today, with 127 new cases since Friday, according to Clark County Public Health.

The new cases bring the county’s total number of verified COVID-19 cases to 3,425. No new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported since Sept. 23, leaving the total at 55 COVID-19 deaths to date, according to Public Health data.

Public Health reported 131 active cases Monday, counting people with positive COVID-19 tests who were still in their 10-day isolation period.

There are 21 people hospitalized in Clark County with COVID-19 and 13 others hospitalized awaiting test results.

The number of cases reported Saturday, Sunday and Monday works out to an average of about 42 new cases per day, continuing a trend of increased positive tests in recent weeks.

The average for all of last week was about 32 new cases per day. The average was 26 new cases per day for the week ending Sept. 18 and 25 new cases per day for the week ending Sept. 11.

The previous record for most cases reported for a weekend was 107 new cases reported on July 6 and Aug. 3. The next highest was 106 cases reported July 13.

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