Clark County Public Health confirmed seven new COVID-19 cases Wednesday morning.
The county has 313 confirmed cases and 16 deaths; the county has not reported any new deaths this week. At least 3,056 people have been tested in Clark County.
There are 20 people hospitalized for coronavirus, according to data from Tuesday. Four people are in an intensive care unit. Those numbers have dipped slightly over the last week.
There are now 62 cases associated with long-term care facilities. Thirty-five cases are associated with assisted/independent living facilities, while skilled nursing facilities are associated with 13 cases, and adult family homes are associated with 14 cases. The cases are a mixture of staff and residents.
On Tuesday, The Columbian reported 65 health care workers in the county had contracted the virus. The health care workers did not necessarily contract the coronavirus at work, according to Public Health.
Close to 40 percent of the county’s cases are either health care workers or staff or residents at long-term care facilities. Those two groups have been prioritized for testing, given their levels of risk to the virus.
Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick said the Vancouver Clinic is conducting testing of all staff and residents in long-term care facilities with confirmed cases.
Washington has 12,282 confirmed cases and 682 deaths, according to the state Department of Health.
For more information, visit Clark County’s novel coronavirus webpage, or the state Department of Health’s webpage.
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