Clark County’s COVID-19 activity sees slight increase


The number of recent COVID-19 cases in Clark County saw a second week of increase, but it was by a lower percentage compared to last week.

Clark County Public Health’s Nov. 4 update showed 398.6 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 14 days, up from 397.4 cases per 100,000 reported on Oct. 28.

Between Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, Clark County had 979 additional COVID-19 cases, including 761 confirmed cases and 218 probable cases based on antigen tests. The county has had a total of 38,171 confirmed and 4,255 probable cases since the outbreak began. There were 1,050 active cases as of Nov. 4, which are ones still in the isolation period.

The health department reported another 13 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in its Nov. 4 update, as well as two confirmed deaths from 2020 due to data reconciliation. The deaths included five men older than 80, a man in his 70s, four men in their 60s, a man in his 50s, a woman in her 70s, a woman in her 60s, and two women in their 50s. The deaths put the county’s total at 502, which includes 461 confirmed deaths and 41 suspected to be due to the disease.

The number of COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds in Clark County stayed about the same as of the health department’s update. As of Nov. 4, 14% of beds had either patients with confirmed COVID-19 or ones awaiting test results. COVID-19 patients occupied 27% of intensive care unit (ICU) beds in the county.

New COVID-19 hospital admissions saw a slight increase, as Clark County Public Health reported 9.6 admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, up from 9.2 per 100,000 the week prior.

Total hospital bed occupancy saw a slight decrease in Clark County as of the health department’s Nov. 4 report, though the county had more of its ICU capacity in use. The health department reported 95.8% of hospital beds and 93.7% of ICU beds were occupied in the county, compared to 97.5% and 92.1%, respectively on Oct. 28.

Clark County’s share of confirmed COVID-19 cases stayed about the same as of Nov. 4. Washington State Department of Health data showed the county had roughly 5.9% confirmed cases and about 5.7% of deaths in the state.


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