Clark County saw 91 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, but no deaths, as disease activity continues to rise in the region, according to Clark County Public Health.
The new cases include 70 confirmed by molecular (PCR) testing, pushing the county’s total to 20,641, according to Public Health data. There have been an average of about 64 new cases a day since Friday, up from an average of about 59 cases a day last week and 46 cases a day the week ending April 9.
Public Health also reported 21 new probable cases diagnosed using antigen testing, which is faster but considered less reliable, bringing that total to 902 cases, according to Public Health data. The number of active cases, which counts both confirmed and probable cases still in their isolation period, rose to 563 on Thursday, up from 544 on Wednesday.
With none reported Thursday, the county’s total deaths from COVID-19 remained at 252. Deaths are added to the county’s total 10 to 12 days after they occur; the last deaths were reported Monday, when three were added to the list.
Hospitalizations increased slightly Thursday, with 25 people hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 23 on Wednesday, and four people hospitalized awaiting test results, up from one Wednesday.
As of Monday, 246,995 doses had been administered in Clark County, with 161,109 Clark County residents with at least one dose and 111,316 Clark County residents fully vaccinated, 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 doses allocated directly to pharmacies by the federal government.
To schedule an appointment 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.