COVID-19 update: 28 new confirmed cases reported in Clark County, including one death

Totals in county are now 76 confirmed cases and six deaths

VANCOUVER — In its daily update to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday (March 27), Clark County Public Health reported 28 new positive tests for COVID-19 and another death.

The total number of positive tests in Clark County has now grown to 76 and there have now been six deaths. The latest reported death was a woman in her 80s.

The number of negative tests in Clark County is 653. Positive test results are immediately notifiable to Clark County Public Health; negative test results are not. The number provided represents those individuals with negative test results that have been reported to the Washington Disease Reporting System, but does not represent the total number of individuals that have tested negative for COVID-19 in the Clark County community.

Here is a breakdown of the confirmed coronavirus cases in Clark County:

Cases, deaths by age

Age  Cases Deaths
19 and younger 10
20-29 years 50
30-39 years 80
40-49 years 140
50-59 years 150
60-69 years 140
70-79 years 91
80 and older 95
unknown 10

Cases, deaths by gender

Gender Cases Deaths
Female 482

Public Health identifies and notifies all close contacts of confirmed cases. Those individuals are placed in quarantine for 14 days. Public Health monitors those individuals for symptoms.

Unlike with confirmed measles cases, Public Health is not announcing public locations the COVID-19 case visited. COVID-19 is spread through close contact (within 6 feet) and via respiratory droplets when someone coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza spreads. It is not spread the same way as measles, which is airborne and can linger in the air for several hours. For this reason, listing places where a person with COVID-19 has been is not effective. Without close contact with an infected person, you are at extremely low risk of contracting COVID-19.
Information provided by Clark County Public Health.