Clark County hits single-day record of 47 COVID-19 cases – The Columbian

Clark County hit a new single-day record for COVID-19 cases, with 47 newly reported infections on Tuesday, according to Clark County Public

The county’s previous single-day record was 45 cases on July 7. Numbers reported on Mondays, which include tests from Friday, Saturday and Sunday, have been higher.

On Monday, 106 new cases were reported.

Clark County has confirmed 1,319 COVID-19 cases and 33 deaths. The county has added four deaths since July 8 after going a several weeks without any.

There are currently 29 people hospitalized for the virus in Clark County, and 12 people hospitalized who are awaiting test results for coronavirus.

Hospitals in Clark County are at 65 percent of their bed capacity and have dedicated 6.5 percent of beds to COVID-19 cases.

A recent surge in infections has lifted the county’s infection rate over a two-week period to 59 cases per 100,000 population, more than double the level allowed before the county could move to more relaxed Phase 3 reopening restrictions.

The county is averaging nearly 45 cases per day over the last week.

At least 19,713 have been tested for the virus in Clark County, since the pandemic began.

Washington has 41,757 confirmed cases and 1,399 deaths.

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