COVID-19 data

Clark County Public Health data may differ from numbers on the Washington State Department of Health website, due to delays in reporting and differences in reporting. All data is preliminary and may change.

For statewide data, visit the Washington State Department of Health data dashboard. For the latest information on cases in the U.S., visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Number of positive cases 18,408
Number of active cases* 237
Number of deaths (confirmed and suspect) 223
Rate of new cases per 100,000 population** 105.4
 

Case and death numbers updated March 3. Public Health will update these numbers Monday through Friday. Numbers are cumulative. The number of positive cases reflects the number of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. People with multiple positive tests are only counted once. Antibody test results are not included in these totals. Additional information about COVID-19 deaths is available below.

*Number of active cases reflects the number of confirmed cases currently in their isolation period. Confirmed cases remain in isolation until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication) and symptoms have improved and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms began. People who test positive but do not have symptoms are in isolation for 10 days from the date of their first positive test.

**Rate updated March 2. This rate will be updated once a week. Rate of newly diagnosed cases per 100,000 people in the county over a two-week period. The two week period starts six days prior to the current date to account for the lag in reporting. 

This graphic shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clark County, by the date the specimen was collected for testing. Numbers for the most recent days may change as results for those tests become available.

Updated March 2. This graphic will be updated weekly.


COVID-19 activity

COVID-19 activity is determined by calculating the number of new cases per 100,000 residents in the county over 14 days. Public Health calculates the current COVID-19 activity level in Clark County once a week and posts the updated rate on the website every Tuesday.

COVID-19 activity in moderate range

The rate calculated by Public Health may differ from the rate calculated by the Washington State Department of Health, due to delays in data reporting.

Public Health data is the most up to date and will be used by Public Health and Clark County school districts when making decisions about schools. Visit Public Health's COVID-19 recommendations webpage for schools recommendations. 

Long-term care facilities should use the Clark County Public Health rate for their Safe Start for Long-Term Care plans.

Recent COVID-19 activity levels (rate is calculated weekly):

  • Jan. 25: 401.2 cases per 100,000
  • Feb. 1: 310.5 cases per 100,000
  • Feb. 8: 262.2 cases per 100,000
  • Feb. 15: 209.8 cases per 100,000
  • Feb. 22: 137.0 cases per 100,000
  • March 1: 105.4 cases per 100,000

Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery

On Jan. 5, 2021, Gov. Inslee announced a new phased COVID-19 reopening plan called Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery.

Clark County is part of the Southwest Region, joined by Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties. The Southwest Region is in Phase 2, effective Sunday, Feb. 14.

The region must continue to meet three of four metrics set by the Washington State Department of Health to remain in Phase 2. The state calculates the metrics every other Friday.

On Feb. 25, Gov. Inslee announced a pause on the Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. The state did not provide updated metrics on Feb. 26, as scheduled. It's unclear when the state will provide the next update.

Here is the data for the Southwest Region, as of Feb. 11:

Visit the Roadmap to Recovery dashboard for statewide data and additional details about the metrics used for measuring regional progress.

Additional information about the Healthy Washington plan, including the metrics for remaining in Phase 2 and business restrictions, are available on the governor's website


COVID-19 confirmed cases 

Age  Cases Rate per 100,000
0-9 years 747 1,242.2
10-19 years 1,818 2,761.4
20-29 years 3,574 6,233.9
30-39 years 3,322 5,326.4
40-49 years 3,202 5,032.0
50-59 years 2,532 3,923.6
60-69 years 1,645 2,728.3
70-79 years 913 2,485.5
80 and older 570 3,232.4
No data 26  
Total

18,349

3,756.2

 

Gender Cases Rate per 100,000
Female 8,744 3,536.6
Male 8,254 3,421.2
Unknown/declined 16  
No data 1,335  
Total 18,349 3,756.2

The rate reflects the cumulative number of cases per 100,000 people for each age group and gender.

Data updated March 2. Demographic data for cases will be updated weekly.

Cases by race, ethnicity

Race Cases Rate per 100,000
American Indian/Alaska Native 71 1,362.8
Asian 347 1,375.5
Black/African American 222 1,912.3
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 263 6,489.0
White/Caucasian 6,623 1,576.3
Other/More than one race 1,220 5,487.1
Unknown/declined 834  
No data 8,769  
Total 18,349 3,756.2

 

Ethnicity Cases Rate per 100,000
Hispanic/Latinx 2,385 5,137.8
Non-Hispanic/Latinx 6,918 1,564.9
Other 324  
Unknown/declined 432  
No data 8,290  
Total 18,349 3,756.2

The rate reflects the cumulative number of cases per 100,000 people for each race and ethnicity.

Updated March 2. This data will be updated weekly.


Cumulative cases by zip code

Updated March 2. This data will be updated weekly.

Cumulative count and rate of cases by zip code per 100,000 people. This data only represents confirmed cases and the zip codes in which they live. It does not account for undiagnosed cases or areas where the confirmed cases were exposed to the virus. 

Zip code

Cases

Rate per 100,000

98601 109 3,517.5
98604 1,288 3,293.1
98606 299 3,021.5
98607 912 2,751.8
98629 281 2,954.9
98642 676 3,063.1
98660 428 3,232.2
98661 1,996 4,261.0
98662 1,530 4,369.0
98663 494 3,181.7
98664 919 3,873.2
98665 1,116 4,171.7
98671 670 3,135.5
98674 77 2,697.2
98675 461 5,968.0
98682 2,656 4,126.9
98683 1,040 3,090.3
98684 1,297 4,343.1
98685 787 2,646.4
98686 729 3,471.4
unknown 584  

COVID-19 associated deaths

Age  Suspect deaths Confirmed deaths Total deaths
0-9 years 0 0 0
10-19 years 0 0 0
20-29 years 0 0 0
30-39 years 0 5 5
40-49 years 0 5 5
50-59 years 1 12 13
60-69 years 1 28 29
70-79 years 6 51 57
80 and older 14 100 114
Total 22 201 223

 

Gender Suspect deaths Confirmed deaths Total deaths
Female 13 88 101
Male 9 113 122
Total 22 201 223

 

Underlying conditions Suspect deaths Confirmed deaths Total deaths
Yes 21 193 214
No 0 6 6
Unknown 1 2 3
Total 22 201 223

Data updated Feb. 26. Death data is cumulative and is updated as deaths are reported. 

Confirmed death: COVID is listed as cause of death or contributing factor on the death certificate and the case has a positive COVID test.  

Suspect death: COVID is not listed as a contributing factor on the death certificate (but wasn’t ruled out as cause of death) and the person died after testing positive for COVID within 28 days.

Updated March 2. The graph will be updated weekly.


Current hospitalizations

COVID-19 cases hospitalized 19
COVID-19 PUIs hospitalized* 3
Percent of licensed hospital beds occupied  78.5%
Percent of licensed ICU beds occupied 65.6%
Percent of licensed acute care beds occupied 80.8%
Percent licensed hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients & PUIs* 3.8%

Updated March 3. This data will be updated daily Monday through Friday. Data submitted to the WA HEALTH database by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Data is reflective of the population these facilities serve and is not limited to Clark County residents. On Dec. 3, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Cowlitz County reopened its COVID-19 unit. Prior to Dec. 3, those patients were transferred to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and included in the local hospitalization data.

*PUIs is persons under investigation for COVID-19 (individuals awaiting test results).

Schools data

Data on COVID-19 outbreaks in local public and private K-12 schools is available on the COVID-19 cases in schools page.

COVID-19 testing

Date range Positive tests Total tests Percent positive
To date* 17,388 323,966 5.37%
Jan. 3-9 1,171 12,174 9.62%
Jan. 10-16 820 11,921 6.88%
Jan. 17-23 698 10,196 6.85%
Jan. 24-30 612 8,816 6.94%
Jan. 31-Feb. 6 392 7,604 5.16%
Feb. 7-13 254 5,341 4.76%

Updated March 2. Data to date and for each of the most recent six weeks for which data is available. Clark County Public Health collects testing data from Washington State Department of Health and local providers to determine total test numbers and positivity rates in Clark County. This data includes all negative tests, including multiple negative tests for the same individual. Data is preliminary and may change.

NOTE: Washington State Department of Health continues to work through a backlog of negative COVID-19 test results that may impact our total number of tests and percent positive. The data will be updated to reflect any additional negative test results as state data is updated.

*Test data through March 2.


Likely sources of exposure

Clark County Public Health interviews every person who tests positive for COVID-19. As part of the interview, Public Health asks the person where they were and whom they were around in the 14 days before symptoms began. This information is used to determine where the person was likely exposed to the virus.

The data on likely sources of exposure is limited. The interview process is voluntary. Not everyone who tests positive participates or can remember everywhere they were prior to getting sick. And not all cases can be connected to a likely source of exposure.

When Public Health lists a location as a likely source of exposure that means:

  • The case had close contact with a previously known case at that location during the time the previously known case was contagious OR
  • The case is one of several cases who report being at the same location during a specific time and have no other known exposure to someone with COVID-19. This indicates there may have been someone who was contagious at that location who infected others.

Public Health is providing data on the likely sources of exposure for COVID-19 cases in the most recent month with available data. 

November exposure data
Cases interviewed by Public Health 2,303
Cases with identified likely sources of exposure 1,242
Cases with unknown exposure 684
Cases with no exposure data 377
Exposure data for cases with identified likely sources of exposure
Likely source of exposure No. cases % of cases
household member 574 46%
private social gathering (1-10 people) 236 19%
manufacturing/warehouse 58 5%
health care setting 52 4%
office 44 4%
private social gathering (11-49 people) 38 3%
long-term care facility 34 3%
food establishment/restaurant 17 1%
store - grocery 15 1%
travel - out of state 14 1%
school - K-12 13 1%
flight 10 1%
private social gathering (50+ people) 7 <1%
public social gathering (11-49 people) 7 <1%
bar/club 6 <1%
store - general retail 6 <1%
public social gathering (1-10 people) 5 <1%
travel - out of county 5 <1%
public social gathering (50+ people) 4 <1%
gym 4 <1%
preschool/childcare  4 <1%
correctional facility 4 <1%
shelter 3 <1%
school - college 2 <1%
place of worship 1 <1%
other 79 6%