Monday, June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021

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Clark County tallies three-day total of 290 COVID-19 cases

By , Columbian staff writer

Clark County Public Health confirmed 290 new COVID-19 cases Monday afternoon, an average of 97 new cases per day since the agency’s Friday report.

That number is down slightly from May 3, when Public Health confirmed 306 new COVID-19 cases.

Of the new cases, 237 were confirmed using molecular (PCR) testing, and 53 cases were positive through antigen tests. Clark County has tallied 22,158 confirmed COVID-19 cases and another 1,109 antigen probable cases to date.

No new deaths were reported Monday; Clark County has seen 263 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Currently, 34 people are hospitalized for novel coronavirus in Clark County, and two more people are hospitalized while awaiting COVID-19 test results.

There are 689 active COVID-19 cases in their isolation period, counting both confirmed and probable cases, down from 734 on Friday.

According to the state Department of Health, nearly 39 percent of Clark County has received one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 27 percent of the county is fully vaccinated.

When only counting the vaccine eligible population (16 and older), almost 49 percent of the eligible population has received one dose and 34 percent of the eligible population is fully vaccinated.

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.