Fourth COVID-19 case confirmed in Clark County

The case is a woman in her 40s; She was identified as a close contact of a confirmed case in Oregon

VANCOUVER – A fourth person has tested positive for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Clark County, according to a news release from Clark County Public Health.

The case is a woman in her 40s. She was identified as a close contact of a confirmed case in Oregon. She is quarantined at home, and household members are being quarantined for 14 days.

Public Health will update the number of positive tests by 11 a.m. daily. Visit the novel coronavirus website for updates.

Public Health recommendations

Public Health is recommending that people at higher risk stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible.

People at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 include people:

  • older than 60.
  • who have serious chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disease.
  • who have weakened immune systems.

Anyone who has questions about whether their condition puts them at risk for COVID-19 should consult their health care provider.

Everyday practices to prevent colds, influenza and other respiratory illnesses can also protect people against COVID-19. Public Health recommends people take the following actions to keep themselves healthy:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Stay home and away from others when sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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