Clark County reports 12 new COVID-19 deaths, slight increase in cases – Community News

Clark County reports 12 new COVID-19 deaths, slight increase in cases

Clark County reported 719 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 new deaths on Wednesday, showing a slight increase in disease activity compared to last week.

The deaths include a man and a woman in their 50s, two men in their 60s, four men in their 70s, and a man and three women in their 80s and older, bringing the total death toll in Clark County to 538 has been since the start of the pandemic. . Deaths are added to the province’s total 10 to 12 days after they occurred.

The deaths fell as the COVID-19 activity rate fell to 279.1 per 100,000 residents for two weeks, down from 305.7 last week and a peak of 549.3 as of Sept. 9, according to Public Health.

COVID data is usually released on Thursday, but this week’s data was released on Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. It still counts seven days of data.

The new cases reported Wednesday include 573 confirmed using PCR testing, for a total of 40,047 cases to date, and 146 probable cases diagnosed using antigen testing, for a total of 4,622, according to data. of public health. Combined, the new cases totaled about 103 new cases per day, up from about 97 per day last week.

On Wednesday, there were still 737 active cases, down from 797 last week and 934 the week before.

Hospital admissions fell slightly, with nine new hospitalizations per 100,000 residents for seven days, down from 11.8 per 100,000 last week, public health data shows.

Clark County hospitals reported that 96.1 percent of hospital beds and 89.1 percent of ICU beds were occupied as of Tuesday, with 10.7 percent of hospital beds and 20.3 percent of ICU beds occupied by people. with or suspected of having COVID-19, according to the agency.

As of Wednesday, 65.8 percent of Clark County residents age 12 or older had been fully vaccinated, according to the Washington Department of Health.