Two Clark County COVID-19 patients died Monday evening. These are the first deaths from COVID-19 in Clark County.
These patients were the husband and wife, both in their 80s, who were hospitalized at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center last week.
One patient was a resident at a small adult family home. All residents and staff at the adult family home are considered close contacts and have been quarantined. Public Health identified additional close contacts, who are also quarantined.
The other patient was a resident at Van Mall, an assisted and independent living community. Public Health has identified all close contacts at Van Mall. They have been quarantined.
“This is a horrible tragedy,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer and Public Health director. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.”
Washington now has 52 deaths and 1012 cases of coronavirus.