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Six new COVID-19 cases confirmed, county total at 137

Clark County Public Health confirmed six new COVID-19 cases Friday morning. The county now has 137 total cases.

There were no new COVID-19 deaths reported Friday. The county has had eight deaths so far.

Public Health won’t announce new cases over the weekend, according to its official Twitter, which means Monday is the next time the county’s case count will be updated.

Public Health is releasing more data on hospitalizations and where cases reside in the county. There are 22 people hospitalized for COVID-19 at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Ten of those people are in an intensive care unit.

The majority of Clark County’s cases have been linked to the Battle Ground area and north and east of Interstate 205. But Public Health urges people to take precautions regardless of where they live. It’s best to assume the virus is circulating in every part of Clark County, according to Public Health.

The largest cohort of cases is people in their 40s (33), and 83 women have tested positive for COVID-19 in Clark County, while 54 men have tested positive. But six of the county’s eight deaths have been men.

Research has indicated that women are more likely to survive the virus than men are for a variety of reasons. At least 1,304 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Clark County, according to Public Health.

As of April 1, the state of Washington has more than 6,500 cases, with 262 deaths linked to COVID-19. Almost 80,000 tests have been performed across the state.


Source: https://www.columbian.com

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