Two Clark County COVID-19 patients die
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.
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.”