Clark County reported 86 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths Thursday, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health.
The deaths were a man in his 70s and a man age 80 or older, both with underlying conditions, according to Public Health. Their deaths bring the county’s total from COVID-19 to 261. Deaths are reported by the county 10 to 12 days after they occur. Six deaths were reported last week.
The new cases include 74 confirmed by molecular (PCR) testing, raising the total to 21,844 to date, with 12 probable cases diagnosed by antigen testing, pushing that total to 1,036 cases according to Public Health data.
Combined, the county has averaged about 94 new confirmed and probable cases a day since Friday, close to the average of 93 a day last week but up from the average of 87 a day the week ending April 24, according to Public Health data.
The number of active cases, counting both confirmed and probable cases still in their isolation period, rose to 698 on Thursday, up from 687 on Wednesday, according to Public Health data.
Hospitalizations were little changed Thursday, with 29 people hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 30 on Wednesday, and one person hospitalized awaiting test results, up from zero on Wednesday, according to Public Health data.
Anyone age 16 or older is eligible to be vaccinated, though underage teens are advised to check with vaccination sites about what sort of parental consent might be needed.
To schedule an appointment at a number of locations throughout Clark County, including mass vaccination sites, visit the Washington Department of Health Vaccine Locator.
Those who do not have internet access or need help scheduling an appointment can call Public Health from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 888-225-4625. Call center representatives can assist with scheduling. Language assistance is available.