Clark County COVID-19 cases surpass 200, one additional death reported

The latest death was of a man in his 80s

CLARK COUNTY — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clark County increased past 200 on Thursday, with 16 new cases and an additional death. The total number of confirmed cases is now at 206, with 14 fatalities.

This graph, provided by Washington State Department of Public Health, shows Clark County’s growth rate of COVID-19 cases has spiked in recent days.
This graph, provided by Washington State Department of Public Health, shows Clark County’s growth rate of COVID-19 cases has spiked in recent days.

The latest death was of a man in his 80s. Currently, 12 of the 14 deaths in Clark County have been men, while 121 of the 206 confirmed cases have been in women.

While all but one of the deaths have been in people over 60, the majority of confirmed cases have been with people between 30 and 60 years old, according to data from Clark County Public Health.

Age CasesDeaths
19 and younger40
20-29 years270
30-39 years250
40-49 years401
50-59 years390
60-69 years392
70-79 years184
80 and older147

As of Thursday, there were 20 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County, with nine in intensive care units. That latter number is up from seven earlier in the week.

Testing data for Clark County has not been updated since April 3. At that time, 1,616 total tests had been conducted, making the county’s rate of positive tests 8.4 percent, on par with most of the rest of the state.

Statewide, there have been 9,342 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 431 deaths related to the outbreak. There were 660 new cases and 28 additional deaths reported on Wednesday.

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Chris Brown comes to Clark County Today with 15 years of local news experience as a reporter, editor, and anchor at KXL News Radio and KOIN-6 TV in Portland. In 2016, he won an Oregon Association of Broadcaster's award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series on America's Violent Youth. He has also been awarded by the Associated Press for Best Breaking News coverage as editor of Portland's Morning News following the 2015 school shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The second oldest of eight home-schooled children, Brown graduated from high school two years early. After several odd jobs, he earned an internship at KXL Radio, eventually working his way into a full-time job. Brown has lived in Clark County his entire life, and is very excited at the opportunity to now focus full-time on the significant stories happening in his own back yard, rather than across “the river.’’ After a few years in Vancouver, he recently moved back to Battle Ground with his wife and two young daughters. When he's not working to report what's happening in Clark County, Brown enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, taking pictures, or working in the yard. He also actually does enjoy long walks on the beach, and sunsets.

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