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Clark County sees 14 new COVID-19 cases; total at 220

Clark County Public Health confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 220.

The county has had 14 confirmed deaths from the disease, 12 of which have been men.

The largest cohort of cases are in people ages 40 to 49 (47) and in those ages 60 to 69 (43). There are currently 20 people hospitalized, nine in the ICU, at Legacy Salmon Creek and PeaceHealth Southwest medical centers.

According to Public Health, the ZIP codes in Clark County with the largest concentration of cases are 98606, which covers parts of Hockinson and Brush Prairie; 98607, which includes Camas and areas north and east, including Fern Prairie; and 98662, encompassing an area bounded by Burton Road to the south in central Vancouver and heading north through Five Corners toward Brush Prairie. All three ZIP codes have more than 60.1 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents.

Public Health urges all residents to assume the virus could be anywhere and follow recommendations on social distancing.

Public Health is no longer issuing updates on cases and deaths on Saturdays or Sundays. The next update will be Monday morning.

More than 1,600 people have been tested for the disease in Clark County.

Statewide, some 9,600 people had been confirmed to have the disease as of April 8, with more than 88,000 people tested. More than 400 people have died.


Source: https://www.columbian.com

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