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Clark County reports 31 new COVID-19 cases as activity continues to ebb

No new deaths have been reported by Clark County Public Health since Friday

By , Columbian Metro Editor
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Clark County reported 31 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as disease activity continues to ebb. No new deaths from the disease have been reported since Friday.

The new cases bring the county’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 18,408 to date, according to Clark County Public Health. There has been an average of about 29 new cases a day reported since Friday, down from the average of about 39 cases a day reported last week.

Disease activity peaked in the first week of January, with about 180 new cases a day, and has been falling ever since.

Testing data reflects that drop, with the most recent test positivity rates falling to 4.76 percent, with 254 positive tests out of 5,341 administered between Feb. 7 and Feb. 12. That rate is down from 5.16 percent the previous week and a peak of 9.62 percent between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9.

Deaths held steady at 223 to date. Four deaths were reported last week, according to Public Health data.

There were 237 active cases on Wednesday, down from 238 on Tuesday, according to Public Health data.

Hospitalizations fell, with 19 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County on Wednesday, down from 21 on Tuesday, and three people hospitalized awaiting test results, down from four on Tuesday.

Public Health reported that 65.6 percent of the county’s licensed ICU beds were occupied as of Wednesday, down from 67.2 percent on Tuesday. The county reported that 3.8 percent of all hospital beds were occupied by people with or suspected of having COVID-19.

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