Clark County’s latest rate of recent COVID-19 cases saw a further increase based on the latest data.
Clark County Public Health’s June 23 report showed 175.1 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over seven days, a slight increase from the 159.3 per 100,000 reported the previous week.
The case rate has been rising for two weeks since the June 23 report. The county’s average case rate continues to be lower than the statewide rate, which is 226.3 per 100,000 over the past seven days, although the state’s rate has decreased by 261.9 per 100,000 last week as the county’s rate rose.
Recent case rates lag behind the most recent case counts. The health department’s most recent case rate was based on activity from June 7 to June 13.
The health department reported 921 new cases between June 16 and June 23, slightly more than the 893 reported between June 9 and June 16. In total, there have been 96,850 confirmed and probable cases in Clark County since the outbreak began.
The June 23 report from Clark County Public Health included three additional deaths confirmed by COVID-19 and four suspected to be due to the disease, compared to one confirmed death and two suspected deaths reported last week.
The confirmed deaths included two men in their 60s and a woman in her 80s. The suspicious deaths involved two men over 80, a man in his 70s and a woman over 80.
The deaths bring Clark County’s total to 837, with 729 confirmed and 108 suspected to be due to the disease.
The number of COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds in Clark County has seen an increase from the previous week. As of June 23, 12.4% of beds had either patients with confirmed COVID-19 or patients awaiting test results, compared to 10.8% reported on June 9. The number of intensive care unit (ICU) beds occupied by patients with COVID-19 rose to 14.8%, up from the 5.3% reported on June 16.
New COVID-19 hospital admissions have seen a decrease in the latest data. In its June 23 report, the health department reported 8 admissions per 100,000 population over the past seven days, up from 8.6 admissions per 100,000 population reported on June 16.
Total hospital bed occupancy in the county has increased overall with fewer critical care beds occupied according to the latest figures. The health department reported that 98.7% of hospital beds and 96.3% of intensive care beds were occupied in the county, compared to 97.6% of all beds and 98.2% of nursing beds. intensive care on June 16.
Clark County’s statewide share of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths remained about the same as of June 23 compared to the previous week. The Washington State Department of Health reported the county had about 5.9% of cases and 6.4% of deaths.