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Feb. 24, 2021

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Clark County reports two new COVID-19 deaths, 124 new cases since Friday

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County recorded two new deaths from COVID-19 and 124 new cases since Friday, according to data posted Monday by Clark County Public Health.

The fatalities were a man and a woman, both age 80 or older, with underlying health conditions, according to Public Health data. Their deaths bring the county’s total to 221 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The 124 new cases bring the county’s total to 18,111 cases to date and works out to about 41 cases per day, up from last week’s average of 36 new cases per day, according to Public Health data.

There were 259 active and potentially contagious COVID-19 patients still in their isolation period on Monday, down from 262 on Friday, according to Public Health data.

Hospitalizations rose, according to Public Health, with 38 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County on Monday, up from 35 on Friday, and nine people hospitalized awaiting test results, up from one on Friday.

Public Health reported that 75 percent of the county’s licensed ICU beds were occupied on Monday, up from 59.4 percent on Friday. The percentage of licensed hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and suspected cases was 8.1 percent, up from 6.2 percent on Friday.