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June 16, 2021

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Two new Clark County COVID-19 deaths reported

County approaching 22,000 total cases

By , Columbian staff writer

Clark County Public Health reported two new COVID-19 deaths and 97 new COVID-19 cases Friday morning, as case counts remain high.

One of the deaths is confirmed and one is suspected. There are now 263 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 deaths in Clark County, and another 21,921 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Five deaths were reported this week; six deaths were reported last week.

Seventy-seven of Friday’s cases were confirmed confirmed by molecular (PCR) testing, and 20 were probable cases diagnosed by antigen testing, pushing the antigen testing case total to 1,056 cases, according to Public Health data.

The number of active cases, counting both confirmed and probable cases still in their isolation period, rose to 734 on Friday, up from 698 on Thursday and higher than the 687 on Wednesday.

Clark County has averaged 95 new confirmed and probable cases per day since Friday, which is two cases per day higher than last week.

Hospitalizations rose from 29 on Thursday to 34 Friday, and three people are hospitalized and awaiting COVID-19 test results.

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 theĀ 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.

Nearly 48 percent of Clark County’s 16 and older population has had one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 33 percent of that population is fully vaccinated.