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Clark County reports 33 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths on Thursday

No deaths have been reported in Clark County since Friday as disease activity declines

By , Columbian Metro Editor
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Clark County Public Health reported 33 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Thursday.

The new cases push the county’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 18,441 since the first case was reported on March 6, 2020. There has been an average of about 30 new cases a day reported since Friday, down from an average of about 39 cases a day the previous week.

No new deaths have been reported since Friday. There have been 223 deaths reported from COVID-19, according to Public Health data, with the vast majority of fatalities among people age 80 or older.

Public Health data showed that those 80 or older accounted for 114 of the county’s 223 deaths. People in their 70s with the next most-affected group, with 57 deaths; people in their 60s, with 29 deaths; people in their 50s, with 13 deaths; people in their 40s, with five deaths; and people in their 30s, with five deaths.

The data showed that 214 of the 223 people who died as a result of COVID-19 had underlying medical conditions. It also showed that 201 of the cases are confirmed, with COVID-19 listed as the cause of death or a contributing factor on the death certificate, with a positive COVID-19 test.

There were 22 deaths in which COVID was not listed as a contributing factor on the death certificate but not ruled out as a cause of death when the person had died after testing positive for COVID-19 within 28 days, according to Public Health data.

Public Health reported 235 active COVID-19 cases on Thursday, down from 237 on Wednesday.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County held steady at 19 on Thursday, and the number of people hospitalized awaiting test results fell from three on Wednesday to one on Thursday, according to Public Health data.

In a metric used to guide reopening policies, Public Health reported that 68.8 percent of the county’s ICU beds were occupied on Thursday, up from 65.8 percent on Wednesday. The county also reported that 3.5 percent of all licensed hospital beds in the county were occupied by people with or suspected of having COVID-19.

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