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Clark County reports three new COVID-19 deaths

By Wyatt Stayner, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 9, 2021, 1:08pm

Clark County Public Health reported 47 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths Friday afternoon.

Two of the deaths are confirmed and one is suspected. A confirmed death means COVID-19 is listed as cause of death or contributing factor on the death certificate and the patient had a positive COVID-19 test, according to Public Health. A suspected death means COVID-19 is not listed as a contributing factor on the death certificate but wasn’t ruled out as cause of death and the person died after testing positive for COVID-19 within the previous 28 days.

The confirmed deaths were a man and a woman in their 70s with underlying health conditions. The suspected death was a woman older than 80, who had underlying health conditions.

One previously announced death was removed from Clark County’s total after Public Health confirmed the man was a resident of another state.

There have been a total of 19,840 COVID-19 cases and 245 deaths in the county since March 2020, according to Public Health data.

Clark County has averaged about 45 cases per day this week, the same as last week.

There were 311 COVID-19 cases in their active isolation period Friday, according to Public Health.

The county has administered more than 185,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and Washington has administered more than 3.7 million doses, according to the state Department of Health.

About 27 percent of Clark County residents have one vaccine dose, and more than 16 percent are fully inoculated.

Columbian staff writer