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Clark County reports 523 new COVID-19 cases, four new deaths since Friday

Public Health reports county averaged just over 174 new cases per day over three days

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County recorded 523 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths over the past three days, according to Clark County Public Health.

The new fatalities are all men, including one man in his 70s and three age 80 or older, according to Public Health. COVID-19 was confirmed in three of the cases and suspected in a fourth. All four men had underlying health conditions, according to Public Health.

The deaths push the county’s total deaths due to COVID-19 to 154. Six deaths were reported last week.

The new cases work out to an average of just over 174 new cases per day since Friday, down slightly from last week’s average of just over 180 new cases per day, according to Public Health data.

The number of active cases still in their isolation period fell to 1,076 on Monday, down from 1,257 on Friday.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 fell to 78, down from 86 on Friday. There were five people hospitalized awaiting test results, up from zero on Friday.