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.
Public Health will update all data weekly. Numbers are cumulative. 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.
*Number of active cases reflects the number of confirmed and probable cases currently in their isolation period. 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 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.
***Rate of new hospital admissions per 100,000 people in the county over a one-week period.
The state Department of Health's COVID-19 data dashboard offers more frequent updates to COVID-19 activity and hospitalization rates.
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 Sept. 23. This graphic will be updated weekly.
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. The state Department of Health's COVID-19 data dashboard offers more frequent updates.
- Aug. 19: 288.7 cases per 100,000
- Aug. 26: 397.4 cases per 100,000
- Sept. 2: 523.0 cases per 100,000
- Sept. 9: 549.3 cases per 100,000
- Sept. 16: 506.1 cases per 100,000
- Sept. 23: 521.2 cases per 100,000
Case numbers, rates by vaccination status
COVID-19 cases by vaccination status
COVID-19 case rate by vaccination status
Data is preliminary and may change. Confirmed and antigen probable cases are included. Cases are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the COVID-19 vaccine series (two doses for Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson). “Not fully vaccinated” includes people who are unvaccinated, those who have received only one dose of a two-dose series and those who have completed their vaccination less than two weeks prior to becoming infected with COVID-19. Vaccinated population is determined by the number of residents who are fully vaccinated by the 15th of the month in the Washington State Immunization Information System.
|Age||Cases||Rate per 100,000|
|80 and older||1,038||5,361.8|
|Gender||Cases||Rate per 100,000|
The rate reflects the cumulative number of cases per 100,000 people for each age group and gender.
Data updated September 23. Demographic data for cases will be updated weekly.
Cases by race, ethnicity
|Race||Cases||Rate per 100,000|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||219||4,108.8|
|Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander||469||10,796.5|
|Other/More than one race||2,133||9,263.0|
|Ethnicity||Cases||Rate per 100,000|
The rate reflects the cumulative number of cases per 100,000 people for each race and ethnicity.
Updated September 23. This data will be updated weekly.
Cumulative cases by zip code
Updated September 23. This data will be updated weekly. Zip code population data used to calculate the rates was updated on June 8.
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.
Rate per 100,000
COVID-19 associated deaths
|Age||Suspect deaths||Confirmed deaths||Total deaths|
|80 and older||22||152||174|
|Gender||Suspect deaths||Confirmed deaths||Total deaths|
|Underlying conditions||Suspect deaths||Confirmed deaths||Total deaths|
Data updated Sept. 23. Death data is cumulative and is updated weekly.
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 Sept. 23. The graph will be updated weekly.
Current hospital occupancy
|Percent of hospital beds occupied||95.0%|
|Percent of ICU beds occupied||90.5%|
|Percent hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients & PUIs*||27.4%|
|Percent ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients & PUIs*||52.4%|
|Number of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients||138|
|Number of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 PUIs*||4|
Updated Sept. 23; data as of Sept. 21. 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).
Updated Sept. 23.
SW Washington COVID-19 hospitalization rates by age and vaccination status
Clark County Public Health teamed up with Cowlitz County Health and Human Services and other health departments in Southwest Washington to analyze COVID-19 hospitalization rates by age and vaccination status.
The analysis showed that being vaccinated against COVID-19 significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 was reduced by 90% for residents 65 years and older who were fully vaccinated.
The analysis included residents of Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties who were hospitalized for COVID-19 from March 22 to June 27.
Among Southwest Washington adults 65 years and older who were hospitalized for COVID-19 during that timeframe, 73% were not fully vaccinated. Among residents 45-64 years old who were hospitalized for COVID-19, 91% were not fully vaccinated.
Read the complete report here.
Demographic data about those getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Clark County is available on the COVID-19 vaccine webpage.
Additional COVID-19 vaccine data is available on the Washington State Department of Health data dashboard.
COVID-19 vaccines help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing severe illness that can lead to hospitalization and death, even among those infected with the delta variant.
A small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated may still get COVID-19, but infections in fully vaccinated people tend to be mild. Most COVID-19 cases continue to be among people who are unvaccinated. As more people become fully vaccinated, we'd expect to see the number of breakthrough cases increase.
When someone who is fully vaccinated – two weeks after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine – contracts COVID-19, that’s called vaccine breakthrough.
Data on vaccine breakthrough cases is available in a weekly report from the Washington State Department of Health. The report is updated on Wednesdays.
Washington State Department of Health and Clark County Public Health track the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths among people who are fully vaccinated. Data on breakthrough cases is compiled through state databases for COVID-19 cases and immunization records. Breakthrough data is preliminary and may change.
Here’s is the cumulative vaccine breakthrough data for Clark County:
|Number of breakthrough cases||2,531|
|Number of breakthrough cases with symptoms||1,734|
|Number of breakthrough cases hospitalized||76|
|Number of breakthrough cases who died of COVID-19||8|
|Number of Clark County residents fully vaccinated||256,671|
|Percent of population 12+ fully vaccinated||60.4|
Updated Sept. 18. Prior to the Sept. 18 report, Public Health compiled breakthrough data through case interviews and outbreak investigations; this data was incomplete. Beginning with the Sept. 18 update, the data is reported using linked state databases with COVID-19 case information and immunization records. Through this change in methods, Public Health discovered one death was reported prematurely, prior to it being confirmed as a breakthrough case by DOH. That death has been removed from the total.
This data is updated every two weeks. Data is cumulative since February 2021.
Data on COVID-19 cases in local public schools is available on the COVID-19 cases in schools page.
Data on the percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive is available on the Washington State Department of Health data dashboard.
Data on the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 variants in the state, including case counts by county, is available in the Washington State Department of Health's weekly SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing and Variants report.