Confirmed cases of COVID-19 climb to 130 in Clark County

The governor may also announce an extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order soon

CLARK COUNTY — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clark County rose again on Wednesday, adding 14 more to bring the total number of cases to 130 since the outbreak began.

The death toll remains at six, according to a release from Clark County Public Health.

The demographic breakdown of cases continues to show the majority in people between 40 and 70 years old.

Age CasesDeaths
19 and younger20
20-29 years120
30-39 years130
40-49 years320
50-59 years270
60-69 years230
70-79 years121
80 and older95

In Clark County, 79 of the confirmed cases have been women, with 51 men testing positive. Four of the six deaths, however, have been men.

The public health Novel Coronavirus website shows 879 tests have been negative for infection, however that number has not been updated since March 28, due to ongoing issues with the state’s reporting system.

On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee said via Twitter that National Guard troops will likely be deployed soon in the state, largely to help with making sure food banks remain stocked. They may also assist with logistics in areas that are heavily impacted by the outbreak.

The governor is also expected, sometime tomorrow, to announce more details on potentially extending the Stay Home, Stay Safe order, and adjusting some of the businesses deemed essential or non-essential.

This evening at 5:30 p.m., Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler of the 3rd Congressional District will hold a telephone town hall, along with public health and economic assistance experts.

Event:Jaime Herrera Beutler telephone town hall with special guests, Clark County Public Health Officer, Dr. Alan Melnick; President of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, Jennifer Baker; and CEO of Workforce Southwest Washington, Kevin Perkey. 
Date & Time:Wed., April 1, 5:30–7 p.m. 
How to participate:Residents can join the telephone town hall by calling 1-877-229-8493 and using the passcode 116365 at any point during the event.

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