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Clark County’s COVID-19 cases rise to 359

Clark County Public Health confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases Thursday morning.

The county now has 359 cases, and still has 21 deaths. At least 3,999 people have been tested for the virus in Clark County.

There were eight new cases announced Wednesday, four cases announced Tuesday and 12 cases and two deaths announced Monday, which included test results from over the weekend.

There were no new cases identified in Clark County long-term care facilities Thursday, so there are still 70 cases among staff and residents at the senior care facilities.

On Wednesday, KGW reported that High Gate Senior Living, an independent and assisted living facility in Hazel Dell, has had 26 confirmed cases in staff and residents. Seven residents have died from coronavirus, including five deaths in roughly the last week.

Clark County Public Health said that all residents have been tested at High Gate.

According to the data from Tuesday, 14 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in Clark County, and five people were in intensive care.

On Tuesday, Washington had 474 people hospitalized for coronavirus, and 145 people in an intensive care unit, according to the state Department of Health.

The state has 14,070 total cases and more than 800 deaths. More than 187,000 people have been tested statewide, with 7.5 percent of tests returning positive


Source: https://www.columbian.com

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