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Clark County reports 68 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

County has been averaging 63 new confirmed cases a day since Friday, up from the previous week

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County saw 68 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases but no new deaths Wednesday, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health.

The data included 51 new cases confirmed by molecular (PCR) testing, bringing the county’s total to 20,571 cases to date, according to Public Health data. There has been an average of 63 new cases a day reported since Friday, up from last week’s average of about 59 new cases a day.

Pubic Health also counted 17 probable cases diagnosed using faster but less accurate antigen testing, bringing the total to 881 cases to date, according to Public Health data The number of active cases, which includes both confirmed and probable cases still in their isolation period, rose to 544 on Wednesday, up from 537 on Tuesday.

With no new deaths reported Wednesday, the county’s total stands at 252. Three deaths were reported Monday and four were reported last week. Deaths are added to the county’s total 10 to 12 days after they occur.

There were 23 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday, the same as Tuesday, and there was one person hospitalized awaiting test results, down from four Tuesday, according to Public Health data.

Anyone age 16 or older is now eligible for vaccination. Clark County has been allocated 10,320 first doses and 8,120 second doses to administer through Sunday, not counting vaccine allocated directly to pharmacies by the federal government.

To schedule an appointment online at a number of locations throughout Clark County, including mass vaccination sites, visit the Washington Department of Health Vaccine Locator.

Those who do not have internet access or need help scheduling an appointment can call Public Health from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 888-225-4625. Call center representatives can assist with scheduling. Language assistance is available.