Clark County’s recent COVID-19 case rate declines


Clark County’s latest rate of recent COVID-19 cases experienced a decrease after two weeks of increase based on the latest data.

Clark County Public Health’s June 30 report showed 159.1 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over seven days, down from the 175.1 per 100,000 reported the prior week.

The dip followed two weeks with modest increases. The county’s average case rate continues to be lower than the rate statewide, which is 227.7 per 100,000 in the past seven days.

Recent case rates lag behind the most recent counts of cases. The health department’s most recent case rate was based on activity from June 14 to June 20.

The health department reported 878 new cases between June 23 and June 30, fewer than the 921 reported between June 16 and June 23. In total, there have been 97,728 confirmed and probable cases in Clark County since the outbreak began.

Clark County Public Health’s June 30 report included six additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths and two suspected to be due to the disease, compared to three confirmed deaths and four suspected deaths reported the prior week.

The confirmed deaths were two men older than 80, a man in his 60s, a woman older than 80, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 60s. The suspected deaths were a woman older than 80 and a man in his 70s.

The deaths bring Clark County’s total to 845, including 735 confirmed and 110 suspected to be due to the disease.

The number of COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds in Clark County decreased from the prior week.

As of June 30, 11.8% of beds had either patients with confirmed COVID-19 or patients awaiting test results, down from the 12.4% reported on June 23. The number of intensive care unit (ICU) beds occupied by COVID-19 patients decreased to 9.4%, down from the 14.8% reported on June 23.

New COVID-19 hospital admissions saw an increase in the latest data. In its June 30 report, the health department reported 10.6 admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, up from 8 admissions per 100,000 population reported June 23.

Total hospital bed occupancy in the county dropped based on the latest data. The health department reported 96.4% of hospital beds and 96.2% of ICU beds were occupied in the county, compared to 98.7% of all beds and 96.3% of ICU beds on June 23.

Clark County’s statewide share of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths stayed about the same as of June 30 compared to the prior week. The Washington State Department of Health reported the county had about 5.9% of cases and 6.4% of deaths.


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