Clark County records 39 new COVID-19 infections

Wyatt Stayner, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
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Apr. 8—Clark County Public Health reported 39 new COVID-19 infections Thursday morning, as the county continues to consistently add between 30 and 50 new infections each day.

The county has stayed in that range for the last few weeks as COVID-19 vaccinations pick up and people resume more active lifestyles with fewer state-mandated restrictions.

No new deaths were reported Thursday. Clark County has totaled 19,793 COVID-19 cases and 243 confirmed and suspected deaths.

On Wednesday, Clark County added 53 new infections; 39 new cases were confirmed Tuesday and 141 cases were confirmed over the weekend.

As of Thursday, 292 cases are active — meaning they are in their isolation period — down slightly from Wednesday's 296.

Clark County has 19 people hospitalized for COVID-19, down from 22 on Wednesday, and three people hospitalized and waiting test results.

According to the most recent data from last month, Clark County's COVID-19 tests were coming back at less than 4 percent positivity.

Washington has given out close to 3.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, with more than 31 percent of the state receiving a first dose.

Clark County has given one dose of vaccine to close to 27 percent of residents, and more than 16 percent of the county is fully inoculated, according to the state Department of Health.