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Clark County tallies 106 new COVID-19 cases, one new fatality over weekend

Clark County Public Health reported 106 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one new fatality since Friday.

The fatality was a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions, Public Health reported Monday. His death brings the county’s total deaths associated with COVID-19 to 33.

The 106 new cases reported Monday works out to an average of about 35 cases per day on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, according to public health. It brings Clark County’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,272 to date.

As of Monday, 26 people were hospitalized at either PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center or Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center with diagnosed COVID-19 cases. Another seven people under investigation for COVID-19 were hospitalized, as well.

The surge in cases has lifted the county’s infection rate over a two-week period to 55.1 per 100,000 population, more than double the level allowed before the county could move to more relaxed Phase 3 reopening restrictions.

As of Saturday, the state of Washington has 40,656 cases and 1,438 deaths. Some 4,700 people are hospitalized.


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