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.

  Oct. 14 update Change since Oct. 7 update
Total number of cases (confirmed & probable) 39,457 +1,016
Number of confirmed cases 35,704 +849
Number of probable cases 3,753 +167
Number of active cases* 1,091 -111
Number of deaths (confirmed and suspect) 451 +20
Rate of new cases per 100,000 population** 412.5 -38.4
Rate of new hospital admissions per 100,000*** 13.4 -1.0
 

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 October 14. 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. The state Department of Health's COVID-19 data dashboard offers more frequent updates. 

  • Sept. 9: 549.3 cases per 100,000
  • Sept. 16: 506.1 cases per 100,000
  • Sept. 23: 521.2 cases per 100,000
  • Sept. 30: 465.8 cases per 100,000
  • Oct. 7: 450.9 cases per 100,000
  • Oct. 14: 412.5 cases per 100,000

COVID-19 rates by vaccination status

Case rates by vaccination status

 

Hospitalization rates by vaccination status

 

Death rates by vaccination status

 

Vaccination status of Clark County residents

 

Data through Sept. 11, 2021. Data is preliminary and may change. Death data for the most recent weeks is incomplete due to reporting delays. 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). Cases are considered partially vaccinated if they have initiated vaccination but do not yet meet the definition of fully vaccinated. Cases are considered unvaccinated if they have not received any doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinated and partially vaccinated populations are determined by the number of residents who meet the definitions by the first day of the reporting week in the Washington State Immunization Information System.


COVID-19 cases 

Age  Cases Rate per 100,000
0-9 years 2,315 3,835.9
10-19 years 4,812 7,294.7
20-29 years 7,402 12,809.9
30-39 years 6,973 11,086.2
40-49 years 6,491 10,123.0
50-59 years 5,141 7,798.0
60-69 years 3,347 5,330.5
70-79 years 1,823 4,557.0
80 and older 1,113 5,749.2
No data 40  
Total

39,457

7,904.0

 

Gender Cases Rate per 100,000
Female 19,779 7,823.0
Male

18,835

7,645.0
Unknown/declined 36  
No data 807  
Total 39,457 7,904.0

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

Data updated October 14. Demographic data for cases will be updated weekly.

Cases by race, ethnicity

Race Cases Rate per 100,000
American Indian/Alaska Native 239 4,484.1
Asian 806 2,989.6
Black/African American 715 5,838.2
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 506 11,648.3
White/Caucasian 18,882 4,419.0
Other/More than one race 2,381 10,340.0
Unknown/declined 1,570  
No data 14,358  

Total

39,457

7,904.0

 

Ethnicity Cases Rate per 100,000
Hispanic/Latinx 4,068 8,423.8
Non-Hispanic/Latinx 18,359 4,071.6
Unknown/declined 2,176  
No data 14,854  
Total 39,457 7,904.0

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

Updated October 14. This data will be updated weekly.


Cumulative cases by zip code

Updated October 14. 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. 

Zip code

Cases

Rate per 100,000

98601 271 8,641.6
98604 3,091 7,729.8
98606 733 7,197.6
98607 2,183 6,365.9
98629 730 7,362.6
98642 1,796 7,715.8
98660 909 6,285.9
98661 4,102 8,588.1
98662 3,224 9,029.5
98663 1,034 6,617.6
98664 1,812 7,617.0
98665 2,267 8,407.5
98671 1,757 8,148.6
98674 198 6,811.1
98675 792 10,068.6
98682 5,664 8,701.9
98683 2,291 6,785.9
98684 2,629 8,404.2
98685 1,940 6,451.4
98686 1,566 7,263.8
unknown 468  

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 1 1
30-39 years 0 11 11
40-49 years 0 15 15
50-59 years 2 39 41
60-69 years 4 76 80
70-79 years 10 103 113
80 and older 23 167 190
Total 39 412 451

 

Sex at birth Suspect deaths Confirmed deaths Total deaths
Female 24 175 199
Male 13 229 242
Unknown 2 8 10
Total 39 412 451

 

Underlying conditions Suspect deaths Confirmed deaths Total deaths
Yes 33 303 336
No 0 7 7
Unknown 6 102 108
Total 39 412 451

Data updated Oct. 14. 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 October 14. The graph will be updated weekly.


Hospitalizations

Current hospital occupancy
Percent of hospital beds occupied  91.4%
Percent of ICU beds occupied 93.7%
Percent hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients & PUIs* 15.1%
Percent ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients & PUIs* 31.7%
Number of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients 79
Number of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19  PUIs* 0

Updated Oct. 14; data as of Oct. 12. 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 Oct. 14. 

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.


Vaccine data

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.

Vaccine breakthrough

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 3,421
Number of breakthrough cases with symptoms 2,285
Number of breakthrough cases hospitalized 188
Number of breakthrough cases who died of COVID-19 42
Number of Clark County residents fully vaccinated 268,488
Percent of population 12+ fully vaccinated 63.2

Updated Oct. 15. This data is updated weekly. Data is cumulative since February 2021.

Vaccine breakthrough data is reported using linked state databases with COVID-19 case information and immunization records. Cases and deaths are reported once they are confirmed as vaccine breakthrough by the state Department of Health. COVID-19 deaths are reported after the death records are submitted to the state and recorded in the state database.


Schools data

Information about COVID-19 cases in local public schools is available on the COVID-19 cases in schools page.

COVID-19 testing

Data on the percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive is available on the Washington State Department of Health data dashboard.

Variants data

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 SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing and Variants report.