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Clark County COVID-19 case rate continues decline

The Columbian
Published: April 6, 2023, 11:55am

Clark County’s seven-day COVID-19 case rate continued to decline this week according to Clark County Public Health. The number of new deaths from the virus is still pending and was not included in Thursday’s update.

The seven-day case rate fell to 24.6 new cases per 100,000 population from 27.4 reported March 31. The seven-day hospitalization rate remained the same as last week, at 3.2 per 100,000 population over seven days.

The percentage of hospital and ICU beds occupied by people with or suspected of having COVID-19 increased slightly compared with last week, however.

Public Health reported that 16.1 percent of hospital beds and 12.5 percent of intensive care unit beds were occupied by people with or suspected of having COVID-19. There were 33 beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and 34 beds occupied by people suspected of having the disease, per Public Health data.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Clark County has seen 112,908 confirmed and probable virus cases and 1,077 deaths.