COVID-19 data

Clark County Public Health updates COVID-19 data weekly using information from the Washington State Department of Health data dashboards. All data is preliminary and may change.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will not be a weekly update on Nov. 24. The next update will be provided on Dec. 1.

Clark County overview Nov. 17 update Change since Nov. 10 update
Total number of cases (confirmed and probable) 107,286 +216
Total number of deaths (confirmed and suspect) 961 +3
7-day rate of new cases per 100,000 people** 47.9 +1
7-day rate of new hospital admissions per 100,000 people*** 6.8 +.2
 

Confirmed cases are people with a positive molecular (PCR) test for COVID-19. Probable cases are people with a positive antigen test and no molecular test. Antigen probable cases are updated to confirmed and no longer classified as antigen probable if a follow-up positive PCR test is completed. Antibody test results are not included in these totals. Additional information about COVID-19 deaths is available below.

**Rate of newly diagnosed cases per 100,000 people in the county over 7 days, using the most recent complete data. Public Health began reporting the 7-day rate (rather than 14-day rate) on March 31 to align with DOH and CDC reporting.

***Rate of new hospital admissions per 100,000 people in the county over 7 days, using the most recent complete data.

Washington Department of Health COVID-19 data dashboards

Use the dashboards below to find additional information about Clark County and state case demographics, hospitalizations, and vaccine administered. Dashboards with additional data about COVID-19 vaccinations and hospital occupancy are available on the state Department of Health website

COVID-19 Community Levels

The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help individuals and communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by the rate of new cases, the rate of new hospital admissions and the number of hospital beds occupied. The CDC recommends precautions to protect against COVID-19 based on Community Levels.

 

Learn more about COVID-19 Community Levels on the CDC website.

Current Clark County hospital occupancy

Percent of hospital beds occupied  96.4%
Percent of ICU beds occupied 96.6%
Percent hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients & PUIs* 7.5%
Percent ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients & PUIs* 10.2%
Number of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients 28
Number of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19  PUIs* 14

Updated Nov. 17; data as of Nov. 16. This data will be updated weekly. 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. 

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

Rates by vaccination status, vaccine breakthrough

Washington State Department of Health produces weekly reports on COVID-19 case rates by vaccination status and vaccine breakthrough cases. As the county and state transition to the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Clark County Public Health is discontinuing its routine updates on local rates by vaccination status and vaccine breakthrough cases. The Clark County rates by vaccination status and prevalence of vaccine breakthrough cases have been similar to statewide data throughout the pandemic. COVID-19 vaccines continue to provide the best protection against infection, hospitalization and death regardless of county or state of residence.

Rates by vaccination status

Case, hospitalization, and death rates have consistently been highest among those who are unvaccinated, including during the omicron surge. See the state’s COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths by Vaccination Status report for the latest data.

Vaccine breakthrough

COVID-19 vaccines continue to be effective at preventing COVID-19 infection and serious illness that can lead to hospitalization and death. But the vaccines are not 100% effective; some people who are fully vaccinated may still get COVID-19. See the Washington State Department of Health’s SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Breakthrough Surveillance and Case Information Resource report for the latest data on vaccine breakthrough cases in Washington.

COVID-19 associated deaths

Age  Suspect deaths Confirmed deaths Total deaths
0-9 years 0 0 0
10-19 years 1 0 1
20-29 years 0 2 2
30-39 years 1 19 20
40-49 years 3 25 28
50-59 years 7 72 79
60-69 years 16 158 174
70-79 years 31 211 242
80 and older 85 330 415
Total 144 817 961

 

Sex at birth Suspect deaths Confirmed deaths Total deaths
Male 64 469 533
Female 76 341 417
Unknown 4 7 11
Total 144 817 961

Data updated Nov. 17. Death data is cumulative and is updated weekly. Data is preliminary and may change.

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.