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Clark County tallies 25th COVID-19 death

Clark County Public Health announced the county’s 25th COVID-19 death Friday morning. A woman who was 80 or older is the latest person in Clark County to die from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

This is the first COVID-19 death reported in Clark County since Monday. At least 7,003 people have been tested in Clark County.

Seventeen of the county’s deaths have been to people 80 and older. A person in their 40s is the only person younger than 60 to die of COVID-19 in Clark County.
Public Health also announced two new COVID-19 cases Friday morning, which pushes the county to 401 confirmed cases.

There were 11 confirmed cases Monday, seven cases Tuesday, two cases Wednesday and four cases Thursday.

There are 73 cases associated with Clark County long-term care facilities, and seven people are hospitalized for the virus locally. Two people are in an intensive care unit.
Washington has 17,951 confirmed cases and 992 deaths, according to state Department of Health statistics.

At least 331 people were hospitalized for the virus in Washington as of Thursday. There were at least 90 people in an ICU, a low point for the last week.

The state has tested almost 273,303 people, with 6.6 percent of tests returning positive.


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