Clark County reported six new deaths from COVID-19 and 151 new cases on Wednesday.
The new fatalities were a woman in her 50s, two men and one woman in their 70s, and a man and a woman age 80 or older, according to Clark County Public Health, which reported that all six of them had underlying health conditions.
There have now been 160 deaths from COVID-19 in Clark County, according to Public Health data.
Clark County COVID-19 associated deaths
|Age||Suspect deaths||Confirmed deaths||Total deaths|
|80 and older||9||73||82|
Confirmed death: COVID is listed as cause of death or contributing factor on the death certificate and the case has a positive COVID test. Suspect death: COVID is not listed as a contributing factor on the death certificate (but wasn’t ruled out as cause of death) and the person died after testing positive for COVID within 28 days.
The 151 new cases push the county’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 15,177 to date. There has been an average of about 153 new cases a day reported since Friday.
The number of active cases still in their isolation period rose to 1,052, up from 1,028 on Tuesday, according to Public Health data.
Hospitalizations increased, with 77 people hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 69 on Tuesday, and four people hospitalized awaiting test results.
Public Health also reported COVID-19 testing data from late December, when the number of new cases ebbed, showing that 9.93 percent of the 6,840 tests administered between Dec. 20 and Dec. 26 came back positive.
Clark County COVID-19 testing
|Date range||Positive tests||Total tests||Percent positive|
|Nov. 29-Dec. 5||1,072||9,999||10.72%|
Health officials cautioned that the Washington State Department of health is working through a backlog of test results that might impact the total number of tests and positivity rates.