The latest death was of a man in his 80s
CLARK COUNTY — Twelve more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Clark County, and one more person has died, according to Public Health officials.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 277, with 16 fatalities. The most recent death was of a man in his 80s.
Fourteen men have died from COVID-19 in Clark County since the outbreak began, to just two women, while 163 of the 277 confirmed cases were in women.
So far, nine of the 16 deaths have been in people over the age of 80, with six for people 60-79 years old, and one death in a man in his sixties.
The age breakdown is as follows:
|19 and younger||5||0|
|80 and older||33||9|
As for which parts of the county are getting hit the hardest, public health has updated their zip code map, which breaks down cases per 100,000 of population.
As of Friday, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County has fallen by one to 19, but 9 people are in intensive care, which is up from 7 on Thursday.
Testing results show 2,693 negative tests as of April 17, but Clark County Public Health says that is an undercount, as it doesn’t include results from rapid-result testing being done by some providers at point of medical care clinics. The Vancouver Clinic, for instance, is providing such tests in Ridgefield and Tech Center in east Vancouver. Legacy Health is also providing rapid testing at several of their GoHealth urgent care clinics.
The Vancouver Clinic says they currently have the capacity to run up to 1,900 tests per week, and are expanding to include testing for healthcare workers and first responders.