The COVID-19 case rate in Clark County has dropped below 100 cases per 100,000 residents for the first time in months.
As of June 30, the case rate was 95.4 cases per 100,000 residents over a 14-day period, down from 134.8 as of June 21, according to Clark County Public Health’s first weekly update. The rate peaked Jan. 18 at 473.7.
The rate of new hospital admissions also fell, dropping to 2.2 per 100,000 residents over seven days, a significant decrease from the 6.6 per 100,000 rate reported June 22.
Public Health reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, 12 confirmed by molecular PCR testing, for a total of 24,429, and one case diagnosed using antigen testing, for a total of 1,537. The report covered cases for two days, since the last daily report Tuesday morning. As cases wane, Public Health has switched from daily to weekly public data releases.
The county is averaging 15.5 cases per day so far this week, down from 24.4 last week.
Two deaths were reported — a man in his 40s with underlying health conditions, and a man 80 years or older, also with underlying conditions, according to Public Health. The most recent deaths bring Clark County’s total to 287. Deaths are reported 10 to 12 days after they occur.
In Clark County, there are currently 149 active cases — confirmed and probable cases still in their isolation period — down from 156 on Tuesday, the agency reported.
As of Monday, 453,828 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the county, with 60.5 percent of residents age 16 and older having at least one dose and 54.5 percent fully vaccinated, according to Public Health.
The state Department of Health reports that, as of Wednesday evening, 68.8 percent of Washington residents age 16 or older have been vaccinated, with more than 7.8 million vaccine doses administered. All told, Washington has recorded 451,595 cases of COVID-19 and 5,930 deaths, for a statewide death rate of 1.3 percent.