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Clark County records 33 new COVID-19 cases as 14-day case total rises

By , Columbian Metro Editor
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Clark County recorded 33 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as longer-range data shows an increasing rate of infection, according to Clark County Public Health. No new deaths were recorded.

The new COVID-19 cases bring the county’s total to 19,380, according to Public Health data. There have been an average of 44 new cases a day reported since Friday.

Public Health reported a case rate of 105.6 new cases per 100,000 population over 14 days as of Monday. That’s still considered moderate activity but is up from a rate of 90.5 per 100,000 last week and 88.8 per 100,000 the week before.

Case rates had peaked in mid-January at 473.7 cases per 100,000 and had been steadily declining until mid-March, according to Public Health data. That decline has showed up in test positivity results, with the latest data for the week of March 7-13 showing a test positivity rate of 2.77 percent, with 250 positive tests out of 9,010 administered, compared with 3.12 percent the week prior.

There were 230 active cases still in their isolation period as of Tuesday, up from 197 on Monday, according to Public Health.

Hospitalizations held fairly steady, with 19 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday, up from 18 on Monday, and six people hospitalized awaiting test results, up from two Monday.

With no new deaths reported Tuesday, Clark County’s total number of deaths from COVID-19 held steady at 242, according to Public Health data.

Public Health reported that 148,132 vaccine doses had been administered in Clark County as of Saturday. It said 112,107 Clark County residents had received at least one dose, and 60,197 were fully vaccinated.

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