Clark County Public Health reported today that another 37 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. To date, 1,717 Clark County residents have tested positive.
“The current incidence of new COVID-19 cases in Clark County is 96.4 cases per 100,000 residents over 14 days,” the department said in a statement. “The target rate is less than 25 new cases per 100,000 residents.”
Currently, 18 COVID-19 patients and nine persons under investigation (awaiting test results) for COVID-19 are hospitalized.
Governor Inslee Extends Pause Indefinitely
Governor Jay Inslee extended the pause on counties seeking to advance to the next phase of the “Safe Start” plan indefinitely. Clark County will remain in Phase 2.
Inslee also provided additional details on the restrictions announced last week.
Here are some of changes:
- The changes for weddings and funerals go into effect Aug. 10 (extended from Aug. 6)
- Outdoor ceremonies (weddings, funerals) are limited to 30 people and at least six feet of physical distancing between households is required.
Please click on this link for further details: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/Memo%20SafeStart%20Ghanges%207.28.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Inslee also provided an update on virus case loads in Yakima County.
“A month ago, Yakima had one of the highest COVID-19 rates in the country,” Inslee said. “Today, they have bent the curve and are one of the few counties in WA heading in the right direction. What changed? They went from 65 percent to 95 percent of people wearing masks.”