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Decline in Clark County COVID-19 cases continues over weekend

Weekend total is lowest since late October; no new deaths were reported by county

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Metro Editor
Published: February 8, 2021, 11:34am

A downward trend in new Clark County COVID-19 cases continued this weekend, with the lowest three-day total since late October, according to Public Health data. No new deaths were reported.

Clark County recorded 186 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, an average of 62 new cases per day. That is the lowest weekend total since Oct. 26, just before a late autumn surge, when the county reported 157 new cases over three days.

Cases peaked at an average of about 180 new cases per day in the first week of January and have been falling ever since. Last week, the county reported an average of about 77 new cases per day.

Deaths from COVID-19, which have surged in the past several weeks, remained unchanged over the weekend at 202, according to Public Health. Due to processing time, deaths are reported by Clark County ten to 12 days after they occur.

There were 459 active COVID-19 cases in Clark County as of Monday, counting those with COVID-19 who are still in their isolation period. That’s down from 571 active cases on Friday.

Hospitalizations held steady. There were 40 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, up from 38 on Friday, and two people hospitalized awaiting test results, down from three on Friday.

The percentage of occupied licensed ICU beds fell to 70.3 percent on Monday, down from 79.7 percent on Friday.

Columbian Metro Editor