Clark County reported 103 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Friday as weekly averages showed a nearly 15 percent decline in disease activity from previous weeks.
The county recorded a total of 563 confirmed and probable cases since May 7, for an average of about 80 cases a day, according to data collected by Clark County Public Health. That is down 14.95 percent from the 662 cases reported the seven day period ending May 7, or an average of about 95 cases a day. There were 651 cases, or 93 cases a day, reported in the seven-day period ending April 30.
On Friday, Public Health said the new cases included 81 confirmed by molecular (PCR) testing, pushing the county’s total to 22,362 cases to date, and 22 probable cases diagnosed by antigen testing, according to Public Health data.
Only one death was recorded in the seven days ending Friday, down from five the previous week and six the week before, according to Public Health data. To date, 264 people have died in Clark County as a result of COVID-19. Deaths are added to the county’s total 10 to 12 days after they occur.
The number of active confirmed and probable cases rose to 677 on Friday, up from 646 on Thursday, according to Public Health data. Hospitalizations fell Friday, with 41 people hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 49 on Thursday, and one person hospitalized awaiting test results, down from nine on Thursday.
As of Monday, 50.87 percent of Clark County residents age 16 or older had received their first vaccination, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The agency reported 37.79 percent are fully vaccinated.
Anyone age 16 or older is eligible to be vaccinated, and anyone age 12 or older is eligible to be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. 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.