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Cases in PeaceHealth COVID-19 outbreak more than double

By , Columbian Metro Editor

A COVID-19 outbreak at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver has more than doubled to include 29 people, according to Clark County Public Health.

PeaceHealth reported Monday that 14 people — 10 patients and four health care workers — had tested positive. On Wednesday, Public Health reported that the total is now 20 patients and nine health care workers.

PeaceHealth reported that 10 of the 29 positive cases were fully vaccinated and that all COVID-positive patients are hospitalized and being treated in isolation units.

Details about the vaccination status of the COVID-positive health care workers was not released Wednesday. On Monday, PeaceHealth disclosed that only one of the four health care workers who tested positive at that point was fully vaccinated.

PeaceHealth does not require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Nor does Legacy Health, which operates Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.