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Clark County reports 76 new COVID-19 cases as total passes 20,000

Rising disease activity still considered moderate, though up from the lows of mid-March

By , Columbian Metro Editor
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Clark County reported 76 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10 probable cases Tuesday as data reflected a rebounding level of disease activity.

The new cases push the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 20,072, according to Clark County Public Health. There has been an average of 58 new cases a day since Friday, up from last week’s average of about 46 new cases a day.

The new probable cases, which track cases diagnosed with antigen tests rather than molecular tests, pushed the county’s total to 756 to date, according to Public Health.

No new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, leaving the total at 245.

The number of active cases, which includes both confirmed and probable cases, rose by 37 on Tuesday to 443.

Cases have been rising in Clark County since late March. The latest infection rate rose to 139.82 new cases per 100,000 population over 14 days. That level is up from a low of 88.8 new cases per 100,000 reported on March 16 but remains in the Washington State Department of Health’s “moderate” range.

The uptick in cases was reflected in an increase in positive COVID-19 tests for March 21-27, with a positivity rate of 4.34 percent, up from a low of 2.71 percent for March 7-13, according to Public Health.

There are 19 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County as of Tuesday, down from 21 on Monday, and six people hospitalized awaiting test results, up from four on Monday, according to Public Health data.

As of Saturday, 28.83 percent of Clark County’s population had received their first vaccination, with 19 percent of the population fully vaccinated, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The department reported that 22.25 percent of the state’s population had been fully vaccinated as of Saturday.

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