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Clark County COVID case rate decreases

By Nika Bartoo-Smith, Columbian staff reporter
Published: February 9, 2023, 3:20pm

In Clark County, the COVID-19 activity rate, which measures new cases per 100,000 people over seven days, decreased this week from 50.3 as of Feb. 2 to 39.3 as of Thursday.

Case totals for Clark County reached 111,423 this week, with 244 new cases reported. Six new deaths were reported, bringing the county’s total to 1,033.

Local hospitals remain at near capacity with 97.7 percent of hospital beds and 96.2 percent of intensive care beds occupied — most of these beds are not occupied by COVID-19 patients. Patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 occupied 7 percent of hospital beds and 9.4 percent of ICU beds this week.

Hospitals were treating 37 patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 as of Thursday, up from 49 as of Jan. 26.

If you test positive for COVID-19 with an at-home test health officials ask you report it to the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-525-0127. For more information on where to schedule a vaccine or booster, visit VaccineFinder.org.

Columbian staff reporter