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.
The virus continues to impact people between 40 and 70 years old at a higher rate in Clark County than other age groups.
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The county has also updated a map showing which zip codes are experiencing the greatest number of confirmed cases.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.