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Clark County reaches 265 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Clark County Public Health confirmed seven COVID-19 cases Thursday morning.

The county now has 265 total cases. There are 15 deaths from COVID-19 in Clark County. No new deaths have been reported since Monday. More than 2,600 people have been tested in the county.

Clark County Public Health said the testing numbers are an under count Wednesday. The positive results don’t include rapid testing results, which is becoming more common in Clark County.

Legacy Health and the Vancouver Clinic have utilized rapid testing in three local clinics, and PeaceHealth is doing the same for  patients in its emergency department and family birth center.

There are 20 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Clark County, and eight people in an intensive care unit. Those numbers have remained mostly the same throughout the week.

There are still 43 confirmed cases associated with long-term care facilities in Clark County. The cases are a mixture of staff and residents. There have been nine cases in adult family homes, which have between two to six beds. There are 22 cases in assisted/independent living facilities and 12 cases in skilled nursing facilities, which are much larger than adult family homes.

About 60 percent of cases — 154 cases — are women. Men have accounted for 13 of the county’s 15 deaths.

The largest cohort of cases is in its 40s (55 cases). There are 50 cases in their 60s, and 43 cases in their 50s. Only five people 19 and younger have been confirmed to have the virus, according to Public Health. The are 60 total people in their 20s and 30s — split equally between the two age ranges — who have contracted COVID-19.

Washington has a nine percent positive testing rate for COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health. There are 10,783 confirmed cases in the state.

According to state data, 86 of 92 acute hospitals in the state reported a coronavirus case on April 14, which is the most recent date available. Close to 600 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized that day and 196 were in intensive care.

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


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