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Clark County COVID-19 level falls to lowest measure since mid-October

Public Health reports 28 new cases Tuesday, no new deaths since Friday

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity continues to decline as new data from Clark County Public Health shows the lowest infection rate since mid-October.

Public Health reported the rate of new cases per 100,000 population over 14 had fallen to 105.4 as of Monday, down from 137 the week before and well below the peak of 473.7 as of January 18.

The new rate leaves Clark County in the “moderate” range of 50-350 cases per 100,000 in 14 days used by health officials to guide school reopening. The last rate lower than Monday’s was a rate of 100.1 reported on Oct. 12, according to Public Health data

The rate was announced Tuesday, as Public Health reported 28 new COVID-19 cases in Clark County and no new deaths.

The new cases bring Clark County’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 18,377 to date. There has been an average of about 29 new cases a day reported since Friday, down from the previous week’s average of about 39 new cases a day, according to Public Health data.

Deaths were unchanged at 223 to date. No new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, according to Public Health data.

The number of active cases rose by one, to 238 on Tuesday. Active cases are people with COVID-19 who are still in their isolation period, according to Public Health.

Hospitalizations held steady, according to Public Health, with 21 people hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 22 on Monday, with four people hospitalized awaiting test results, up from three on Monday.

Public Health reported 67.2 percent of the county’s licensed ICU beds were occupied, down from 70.3 percent on Monday.


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