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Clark County COVID-19 rate slightly down, hospitalizations up

By Nika Bartoo-Smith, Columbian staff reporter
Published: February 23, 2023, 4:10pm

The COVID-19 case rate in Clark County is slightly down this week, with a seven day case rate, measuring cases per 100,000 people, of 42.9 Thursday, down from 45.5 as of Feb. 16.

Clark County Public Health recorded 213 new cases, bringing the total to 111,829. Five new deaths were reported, bringing the county’s total to 1,046.

The local hospitals remain stressed, with 95.3 percent of hospital beds occupied and 83 percent of intensive care beds occupied as of Thursday, a decrease from 96.2 percent Feb. 16.

Patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 occupied 21.7 percent of hospital beds as of Thursday, up from 17.6 percent as of Feb. 16. Patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 occupied 26.4 percent of ICU beds this week, up from 9.4 percent Feb. 16.

Hospitals were treating 101 patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 as of Thursday, up from 80 as of Feb. 16.

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