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Clark County COVID-19 rate up slightly this week

Eight new deaths recorded in data from Clark County Public Health

By , Columbian staff reporter

COVID-19 case rates in Clark County are up slightly this week with a seven day case rate, measuring cases per 100,000 people, of 45.5 Thursday, up from 39.3 as of Feb. 9.

Clark County Public Health recorded 193 new cases, bringing the total to 111,616. Eight new deaths were reported, bringing the county’s total to 1,041.

The local hospitals remain stressed, with 95.8 percent of hospital beds and 96.2 percent of intensive care beds occupied.

Patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 occupied 17.6 percent of hospital beds as of Thursday, up from 7 percent as of Feb. 9. Patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 occupied 9.4 percent of ICU beds this week, the same as the week before.

Hospitals were treating 80 patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 as of Thursday, up from 37 as of Feb. 9.

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