Clark County’s recent COVID-19 case rate declines in latest update


Clark County’s recent case rate of COVID-19 is back on the decline in the latest data after two weeks of increases.

Clark County Public Health’s Jan. 25 report included 43.3 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over seven days, down from the 55.7 per 100,000 reported on Jan. 19. 

The statewide case rate also dropped. As of Jan. 25, Washington had 55 cases per 100,000 population, slightly up from 71.4 per 100,000 the prior week.

Recent case rates lag behind the most recent counts of cases. The health department’s most recent case rate was based on activity from Jan. 10 to Jan. 16.

The county’s weekly count of COVID-19 cases increased based on the latest data. The health department reported 267 new COVID-19 cases between Jan. 19 and Jan. 25, slightly more than the 238 reported between Jan. 12 and Jan. 19. In total, there have been 110,977 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 Jan. 25 report included four additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths and four deaths suspected to be due to the disease since its Jan. 19 update. Last week, the health department reported three confirmed deaths and six suspected deaths. The deaths bring Clark County’s total to 1,024, which includes 864 confirmed and 160 suspected deaths.

The number of COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds in Clark County rose in the latest data. As of Jan. 25, 6.7% of beds had either patients with confirmed COVID-19 or patients awaiting test results, up from 6.1% reported on Jan. 19. The number of intensive care unit (ICU) beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and patients awaiting test results landed at 7.3%, more than the 1.6% the prior week.

New COVID-19 hospital admissions rose in the latest data. In its Jan. 25 report, the health department reported 8.4 admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, up from 7.4 admissions per 100,000 population reported on Jan. 19.

Clark County’s statewide share of COVID-19 cases stayed about the same while deaths slightly increased compared to the prior week. The Washington State Department of Health reported the county had about 5.8% of cases and 6.7% of deaths.


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