Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clark County reach 110

The total number of fatalities remains at six

CLARK COUNTY — Clark County Public Health says 20 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 were registered on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 110, with six deaths.

This image shows the epidemiological curve of the COVID-19 outbreak in Clark County, as of Sat., March 28. Image courtesy Washington State Public Health Department
This image shows the epidemiological curve of the COVID-19 outbreak in Clark County, as of Sat., March 28. Image courtesy Washington State Public Health Department

There have been 653 other tests, so far, that came back negative for the infection. However, it should be noted that in its last three daily updates, Public Health has not adjusted that number even though the number of confirmed cases has increased.

The age-range of cases shows most are between 40 and 70 years old, though deaths so far have been exclusively among those 70 and older.

Age  Cases Deaths
19 and younger20
20-29 years110
30-39 years100
40-49 years270
50-59 years200
60-69 years190
70-79 years111
80 and older85
unknown20

So far, in Clark County, 68 cases and two deaths were women, while 40 and four deaths were in men. Two cases have not had a gender assigned.

Testing remains limited, largely due to a lack of supplies to conduct the current test. Several companies have received approval from the FDA for tests that could be self-administered, including one that promises to have a result in as little as five minutes. Abbott Laboratories, the company producing that test, says they could ship 50,000 per week, starting next week, and the test could be conducted at approximately 18,000 locations nationwide, including many point of care clinics and doctor’s offices.

Abbott Laboratories has received approval for a COVID-19 test that could take as little as five minutes, and work with existing equipment available nationwide. Image courtesy Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Laboratories has received approval for a COVID-19 test that could take as little as five minutes, and work with existing equipment available nationwide. Image courtesy Abbott Laboratories

Statewide, the number of confirmed cases rose to 4,896, with 195 deaths, 144 of which have been in King County. 

The number of tests performed, according to the state Public Health Department, rose to nearly 66,000, with around 7.5 percent returning positive for COVID-19.

This graph shows the epidemiological curve of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington state. Image courtesy Washington State Public Health Department
This graph shows the epidemiological curve of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington state. Image courtesy Washington State Public Health Department

The state is currently working to gather data on hospital bed availability, and how many people have been hospitalized with the virus. 

Nationwide, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passed 150,000 on Monday morning, with 2,805 deaths. More than 1,200 of those are in the New York area. 5,211 Americans are believed to have fully recovered.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump announced that his administration would be recommending that limits on gatherings be extended through the end of April, with more details to come on Tuesday.

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