Vancouver, WA — COVID-19 virus activity continues to increase rapidly in Clark County as the current rate has more than doubled in two weeks and is nearly four times the rate three weeks ago.
COVID-19 case rates are rising in all age groups, with the highest rates among young adults 20-39 years old, said Clark County Public Health.
Rates among 10-19-year-olds have been increasing over the last month, with the biggest increase occurring in the last two weeks. Rates for this age group are now nearing the highs during the peak of the pandemic, they said.
Low vaccination rates, more contagious variants, and increased group interactions are contributing to the rise in cases, which are largely occurring among residents who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19. Nearly 96 percent of cases statewide through July 31 were not fully vaccinated. In Clark County, nearly 97 percent of cases through June were not fully vaccinated.
• 964 additional cases (confirmed and probable) since last update
• 28,507 confirmed to date (+772 since last update)
• 2,007 antigen probable cases to date (+192 since last update)
• 1,070 active cases (in isolation period)
• 12.1% of hospital beds are occupied by COVID-19 cases and persons under investigation for
COVID-19 (awaiting test results)
• 68 COVID-19 cases and 2 people under investigation for COVID-19 hospitalized
• 300 total deaths to date (267 confirmed, 33 suspect)
• 4 new confirmed deaths since last update: man in his 30s with underlying conditions, man 80+ years old with underlying conditions, man in his 70s with underlying conditions, woman 80+ years old with underlying conditions
• COVID-19 activity rate is 191.1 cases per 100,000 over 14 days (up from 120.8 per 100,000 last week).
• COVID-19 new hospital admission rate is 6.4 per 100,000 people over 7 days (up from 3.2 per 100,000 last week)
Here are more details on the Clark County Public Health COVID-19 data webpage: https://clark.wa.gov/public-health/covid-19-data
If you’re not yet vaccinated, the health department recommends seeking a location near you today and get vaccinated.
• Search on VaccineLocator.doh.wa.gov
• Search on VaccineFinder.org
• Call 833.VAX.HELP
• Text your zip code to 438829 (GETVAX)