Clark County’s weekly COVID-19 case count drops to 195


Clark County reported 195 new COVID-19 cases between March 2 and March 9, which was  fewer than the 222 cases reported between Feb. 23 and March 2.

In total, there have been 112,246 confirmed and probable cases in Clark County since the outbreak began, although that number does not include at-home tests, which often go unreported.

Clark County Public Health’s March 9 report included seven additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths and three deaths suspected to be due to the disease since its report the prior week. On March 2, the health department reported only one suspected death.

The 10 additional COVID-19 deaths bring Clark County’s total to 1,057, which includes 881 confirmed and 176 suspected deaths.

The number of COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds in Clark County rose in the latest data. As of March 9, 19.6% of beds had either patients with confirmed COVID-19 or patients awaiting test results, more than the 17.9% reported on March 2. The number of intensive care unit (ICU) beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and patients awaiting test results landed at 20.4%, compared to 15.4% from the prior week.

Clark County Public Health’s March 9 update was shorter than usual because of a technical issue with the Washington State Department of Health’s data systems. It featured only the weekly counts of cases and deaths as well as the proportion of patients hospitalized in the county with COVID-19 or those awaiting results.

The COVID-19 case rate and hospital admissions were not updated on March 9. The next update of those numbers will be on March 16, the health department stated.

Washington State Department of Health data only went through Feb. 28, according to the department’s data dashboard. Clark County has maintained a similar proportion of COVID-19 cases and deaths statewide for weeks, previously coming in at 5.8% of cases and 6.7% of deaths.


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