Clark County reported 50 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Friday, as weekly case totals edged upward after weeks of steady declines.
The fatality was a woman age 80 or older with underlying conditions, according to Clark County Public Health. Her death raises the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 223 to date. Four deaths were reported since Feb. 19, down from seven the previous week and 10 the week before that.
The 50 new cases push the county’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 18,262 to date. The county averaged about 39 new cases a day since Feb. 19, ending weeks of steady declines as disease activity lessened, according to Public Health data.
Activity peaked in the seven days ending Jan. 8 at about 180 new cases a day and has been falling ever since, according to data from Public Health. In February the average number of new cases fell from about 77 in the seven days ending Feb. 5 to an average of about 48 cases a day the following week and an average of about 36 cases a day in the seven days ending Feb. 19.
The number of active cases rose on Friday, with 282 people with COVID-19 still in their isolation period, according to Public Health data.
Hospitalizations held steady, with 27 people hospitalized with COVID-19, the same as Thursday, and five people hospitalized awaiting test results, down from seven on Thursday.
ICU occupancy continued to increase, with 89.1 percent of licensed ICU beds occupied as of Friday, up from 84.4 percent on Thursday.