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Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate continues to climb

County records 39 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, no new deaths

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

Clark County’s COVID-19 case rate has continued to climb each week since mid-March, although activity is still considered “moderate,” according to Clark County Public Health data.

Public Health reported a rate of 110.2 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over 14 days as of Monday. That’s up from a rate of 105.6 per 100,000 last week and 90.5 per 100,000 the week before, Public Health data shows.

Case rates peaked in mid-January at 473.7 cases per 100,000 population and had been steadily declining until mid-March, when the rate hit a low of 88.8 per 100,000, according to Public Health data.

Test positivity results, with the latest data for the week of March 14-20, show a rate of 3.67 percent, with 243 positive tests out of 6,624 administered, compared with 2.71 percent the week prior, according to Public Health data.

The county recorded 39 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total to 19,701 cases to date. There were no new deaths reported.

There were 301 active cases still in their isolation period as of Tuesday, down from 302 on Monday, according to Public Health.

There were 22 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday, up from 20 on Monday, and six people hospitalized awaiting test results, up from one on Monday.

Public Health reported that as of Saturday, 180,344 vaccine doses had been administered in Clark County. It said 128,702 Clark County residents had received at least one dose, and 78,219 were fully vaccinated.

Clark County has about 490,000 residents.


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