More COVID-19 cases confirmed at detention center, long-term care facilities in Clark County

More COVID-19 cases confirmed at detention center, long-term care facilities in Clark County

CLARK COUNTY — In less than three weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases in Clark County has jumped from the low 100s to nearly 300 confirmed and probable cases.

Most recently, a small outbreak was identified at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

In total, four employees, one kid in custody and one contact have tested positive.

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In a release, Clark County Juvenile Court Judge Katrine Lancaster said three of the four adults have displayed mild symptoms, but one is currently being hospitalized.

The child is in isolation in detention, but Clark County Combined Health District Health Commissioner Charles Patterson said at this point, they are the only of the 11 kids in custody to have been affected.

“They are in good health at this point and we don't see any ramifications moving forward for that young person,” he told News Center 7’s Jenna Lawson.

The Clark County Juvenile Court said every child’s temperature is taken every day and they are monitored for any symptoms.

They are also adhering to several other health measures that were already in place before the outbreak was identified.

Daily numbers released by the health district show an increase in cases at long-term case facilities around the county.

Southbrook Care Center now has 36 confirmed cases – 9 employees, 26 residents and one contact. Two of those residents have died.

At least one case has also been confirmed in an employee at Fox Run Senior Living, Dayspring Health and Rehabilitation and Mercy Health Oakwood Village.

Patterson said a round of surveillance testing at Oakwood Village showed no additional positive cases.

Clark County still has not hit its COVID-19 peak, and Patterson said it’s too early to access how big of an effect reopening the economy, Memorial Day celebrations and mass protests will have on the county’s case numbers.

“We’re probably going to see that in the coming weeks and we certainly hope those are not additional negative impacts on our communities,” he said.