Two more fatalities, 17 more confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clark County

The state is also launching new help for small businesses impacted by the outbreak

CLARK COUNTY — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clark County rose by 17 on Tuesday, with two more deaths reported, bringing the total number of fatalities to 13.

In Clark County, a total of 185 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed.

As of April 3, 1,616 tests have come back negative for the infection.

The virus continues to affect far more women than men, but has proven much more deadly for men in Clark County. A total of 104 of the confirmed cases are women, though all but two of the 13 fatalities have been men.

GenderCasesDeaths
Female1042
Male8111

The virus continues to impact people between 40 and 70 years old at a higher rate in Clark County than other age groups.

Age CasesDeaths
19 and younger30
20-29 years240
30-39 years200
40-49 years391
50-59 years350
60-69 years342
70-79 years174
80 and older136

The county has also updated a map showing which zip codes are experiencing the greatest number of confirmed cases.

This map shows which zip codes in Clark County have the most confirmed cases of COVID-19. Image courtesy Clark County Public Health

The latest map shows east Vancouver with a growing outbreak. Battle Ground and areas east of I-205 continue to be the most heavily impacted by the outbreak.

As of Tuesday, there are 22 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, up from 17 on Monday. Seven of those are currently in Intensive Care.

Clark County Jail inmate tests positive for COVID-19

On Tuesday, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office learned that an inmate of the Clark County Jail has tested positive for COVID-19.  The inmate had been released on Monday (April 6), prior to their test results returning positive.  The inmate was housed in the jail’s negative airflow cells the entire time they were in-custody. This information has been sent to the Clark County Health Department for follow up.  

The Health Department, after review of the contact log, will determine individual guidance for each deputy and supervisor based on individual interactions. 

Personal protective equipment is worn by corrections staff as required by procedure.  The Health Department, if needed, will provide guidance through their review of the contact investigation. 

Due to HIPPA requirements, no inmate information, inmates medical status at this time, where they were released, possible Corrections Officer exposure or pending charges will be released.   

More help for small businesses

On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee announced that the state is launching a new program aimed at helping small businesses impacted by the ongoing stay home order, which has been extended at least through May 4.

Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants will provide up to $5 million in funds through the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and administered by the State Department of Commerce. The grant program will provide a limited number of businesses in Washington’s 39 counties with a grant up to $10,000.

Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) announced they will begin accepting grant applications via email on Wed., April 8, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Interested small businesses in Clark County with no more than 10 full-time employees can send their application to info@credc.org.
CREDC is advising businesses that grant funding will be extremely limited, so they should also continue seeking federal assistance through the recently approved $2.2 trillion stimulus package.

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About The Author

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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