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Clark County reports 87 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths since Friday

The three-day total works out to an average of 29 new cases a day, down from the prior week

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County reported 87 new COVID-19 cases since Friday as activity level continues to drop. No deaths were reported over the three-day period Monday.

Data from Clark County Public Health showed those 87 new cases works out to an average of 29 new cases a day since Friday, down from last week’s average of about 39 cases a day. Activity peaked in the week ending Jan. 8, when the county reported an average of 180 new cases a day.

There have been 18,349 COVID-19 cases reported in Clark County since the first local cases began to appear last March.

Deaths from COVID-19 held steady at 223 to date. There were four deaths reported last week, down from seven the week before.

The number of active cases fell, with 237 people with COVID-19 still in their isolation period, according to Public Health data. That’s down from 282 on Friday.

Hospitalizations also fell, with 22 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County on Monday, down from 27 on Friday, and three people hospitalized awaiting test results, down from five on Friday.

Public Health reported that 70.3 percent of licensed ICU beds were occupied in Clark County on Monday, down from 89.1 percent on Friday.


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