Health Department Answers Questions About Why People Seek COVID-19 Tests
Vancouver, WA — As more people are testing positive for COVID-19 in Clark County — and as the activity rate climbed to 147.6 cases per 100,000 — the Clark County Public Health examined the data to find out why people are seeking testing.
“The vast majority of people who test positive are getting tested because they have symptoms of COVID-19 or because they know someone who tested positive or had symptoms of COVID-19,” the health department said.
Anyone who experiences COVID-19 symptoms should seek testing right away, they advise. If you’re in close contact with someone who tests positive, please stay home for 14 days to ensure you don’t infect others if you also get sick.
Learn more about what to do if you test positive or are a close contact of someone who tests positive at the health department website: https://clark.wa.gov/public-health/novel-coronavirus
Tuesday’s COVID-19 update
- 61 new confirmed cases (20,459 to date)
- 10 new antigen probable cases (854 to date)
- no new deaths
- 252 total deaths to date (224 confirmed, 28 suspect)
- 537 active cases (confirmed and probable cases in isolation period)
- Clark County COVID-19 activity rate is 147.6 cases per 100,000 (up from 139.8 cases per 100,000 last week)
- 23 COVID-19 patients hospitalized
- 4 people hospitalized awaiting COVID-19 test results
Confirmed cases are people with a positive molecular (PCR) test for COVID-19. Antigen probable cases are people with a positive antigen test and no molecular test.
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