Clark County’s recent COVID-19 case rate sees second week of increase


Clark County’s latest rate of recent COVID-19 cases saw another increase based on the latest data.

Clark County Public Health’s June 23 report showed 175.1 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over seven days, a slight increase from the 159.3 per 100,000 reported the prior week.

The case rate has been increasing for two weeks as of June 23’s report. The county’s average case rate continues to be lower than the rate statewide, which is 226.3 per 100,000 in the past seven days, though the state rate decreased from 261.9 per 100,000 last week while the county’s rate rose.

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 7 to June 13.

The health department reported 921 new cases between June 16 and June 23, slightly more than the 893 reported between June 9 and June 16. In total, there have been 96,850 confirmed and probable cases in Clark County since the outbreak began.

Clark County Public Health’s June 23 report included three additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths and four suspected to be due to the disease, up from one confirmed death and two suspected deaths reported last week. 

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

The deaths put Clark County’s total at 837, including 729 confirmed and 108 suspected to be due to the disease.

The number of COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds in Clark County experienced an increase from the prior week. As of June 23, 12.4% of beds had either patients with confirmed COVID-19 or patients awaiting test results, up from the 10.8% reported June 9. The number of intensive care unit (ICU) beds occupied by COVID-19 patients increased to 14.8%, up from the 5.3% reported on June 16.

New COVID-19 hospital admissions saw a decrease in the latest data. In its June 23 report, the health department reported 8 admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, down from 8.6 admissions per 100,000 population reported June 16.

Total hospital bed occupancy in the county rose overall with fewer ICU beds occupied as of the latest numbers. The health department reported 98.7% of hospital beds and 96.3% of ICU beds were occupied in the county, compared to 97.6% of all beds and 98.2% of ICU beds on June 16.

Clark County’s statewide share of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths stayed about the same as of June 23 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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