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Clark County tallies 18 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

Clark County Public Health confirmed 18 COVID-19 infections and one new death on Monday morning.

The new cases include positive tests from over the weekend. The 18 positive tests are one more than the number of positive tests announced June 15.

The newest death was a woman 80 or older. Clark County now has 703 confirmed coronavirus cases and 29 deaths. At least 12,503 people have been tested for the virus in Clark County.

Nineteen of the county’s COVID-19 deaths are among those 80 and older.

The rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the last 14 days for Clark County is 16.6, lower than the state’s Phase 3 threshold of 25 cases per 100,000.

Clark County has 77 confirmed COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities, and 12 people were hospitalized for the virus locally on Friday, according to latest information from Public Health.

The COVID-19 outbreak at Pacific Crest Building Supply in Ridgefield has stagnated in recent days at 24 confirmed cases, with 15 cases residing in Clark County. There are still 25 employees awaiting testing or test results.

On Saturday, Washington tallied a new high for coronavirus cases, recording 624 infections. The previous record was 543 confirmed cases March 26.

States across the country are experiencing rising infection numbers, and some areas are struggling with hospital capacity. Yakima County has begun sending some patients to Western Washington.

Gov. Jay Inslee is ordering Yakima County residents to wear face coverings in public spaces. Multnomah County will have the same mandate in place for indoor public spaces beginning Wednesday.

Multnomah County saw 84 new COVID-19 infections Sunday, shattering the all-time high of 49 cases that were recorded only two days earlier. Multnomah County entered the first phase of Oregon’s COVID-19 reopening plan on Friday.

The rising infections have generally been tied to a lack of mask-wearing and physical distancing as states begin reopening.


Source: https://www.columbian.com

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