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Clark County hits 250 COVID-19 cases

Clark County Public Health confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday morning, upping its total confirmed cases to 250.

There were no new deaths announced, so the county still has 15 reported COVID-19 deaths.

There are 20 COVID-19 patients that have been hospitalized in Clark County, and seven cases in an intensive care unit, according to Public Health.

More than 1,600 people have been tested for the virus in Clark County, although the state Department of Health has not updated those statistics since April 3.

There are 34 confirmed cases associated with long-term care facilities, up from 29 on Monday. Those cases are a mixture of residents and staff. There are nine confirmed cases associated with adult family homes, which are licensed for between two and six residents. There are 13 cases in assisted and independent living facilities, and 12 cases in skilled nursing facilities.

According to Public Health data released Friday, 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.

The highest cohorts of cases in Clark County are people in their 40s (55 cases), 60s (46 cases) and 50s (43 cases). Only five people 19 and younger have tested positive in Clark County.

According to the state Department of Health, hospitalizations for COVID-19 have drastically decreased across the state in the last week. On April 6, there were 78 hospitals reporting patients with COVID-19. As of April 12, that number had dropped to 43 hospitals.

In that time range, the number of total patients hospitalized from COVID-19 has dropped from a high of 655 patients hospitalized on April 8 to a low of 387 patients hospitalized on April 12.

Patients in an intensive care unit has dropped from a high of 191 to 98 as of April 12.

Washington has also started to release data on COVID-19 demographics. Fifty-six percent of the cases are non-Hispanic white. The biggest racial disparity for infections is that Hispanics make up 24 percent of Washington’s cases, even though Hispanics only make up 13 percent of the state’s population, according to the statistics.

For more information, visit Clark County’s novel coronavirus webpage, or the state Department of Health’s webpage.


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