COVID-19 Data


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View more state- and county-level COVID-19 data from the Washington State Department of Health by ⇊ scrolling down ⇊ and clicking on the dashboard images below. The dashboards provide data that is used by the state to guide decision-making.

Daily Data Summary

Due to delays in reporting, Cowlitz County data may be different than data provided by the Washington State Department of Health. All data are preliminary and may change. To view state- and county-level data, ⇊ scroll down ⇊ and click on the dashboard images below. For the latest information on cases in the U.S., visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

The following data may not align with data in other reports because they are based on different dates associated with each case. See page 4 of the “10/14/2020 Cowlitz County COVID-19 data report,” available here, for more information. If you have troubles viewing the summary or want to see previous data, PDF versions of daily summaries can be accessed on the COVID-19 Daily Data History webpage


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Find case rate and testing data for Cowlitz County by clicking on the dashboard images below.

*Active cases include those with a symptom onset date within the past 10 days, or a specimen collection date within the past 10 days if the symptom onset date is not available. This an estimate of how many cases are in their isolation period. Confirmed cases remain in isolation until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication), symptoms have improved and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms began. People who test positive but do not have symptoms are in isolation for 10 days from the date of their first positive test.

Cowlitz County Case Demographics


19 April Demographics


COVID-19 Data Dashboard

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

 Click ⇈ on the image above to view the Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard

The dashboard displays state- and county-level COVID-19 case, hospitalization, death and vaccination data.

Data is updated every Monday-Saturday, except on federal and state holidays. COVID-19 death data is updated Monday-Friday only. COVID-19 vaccination data is updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.



Weekly Report

 Next Update: April 20

Last Updated: April 13, 2021

• This report provides COVID-19 data for Cowlitz County related to K-12 school operations and the Governor’s Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan

• School operations are informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention guidance and the Washington State Department of Health’s (state DOH’s) K-12 Schools 2020-2021 Guidance.

Do you have a question or comment? Please email us at askcowlitzhealth@co.cowlitz.wa.us.


Current COVID-19 status in Cowlitz County

Cases increasing, most concentrated in adults aged 30-34 and 35-49 years old; hospitalizations leveled off or increasing again; deaths continue to hold steady


We saw an average of 31 new confirmed and probable cases per day from specimens collected March 28 – April 3. Case counts have increased sharply since mid-March; the spike is most pronounced in adults aged 20-34 and 35-49 years old. Rates have also increased in adults aged 50-64 years and youth under age 20. Adults aged 65 and older have experienced a much smaller increase in cases and currently have the lowest case incidence rate of any age group. Cowlitz County’s new per capita case rate continues to trend above the state average.

There has been interest in the community around the recent apparent spike in hospitalizations in Cowlitz County on the state DOH’s COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard. It is important to note that those data are weekly totals that produce small numbers and erratic rates. We can make more useful conclusions about trends when we look at rates for longer time frames, such as two- or four-week averages. Based on those longer time frames, new COVID-19 hospital admissions among Cowlitz residents had been decreasing since late November but may have recently leveled off or even be increasing again. Underlying demographic trends will be included in future reports when we have enough data to draw meaningful conclusions. Overall, Cowlitz County’s new hospital admission rate continues to trend above the per capita state average.


Because counts are so small, trends in new COVID-19 deaths among Cowlitz residents have been erratic. Overall, since
November, this trend has been somewhat steady and holding above the state per capita average. Underlying demographic trends will be included in future reports when we have enough data to draw meaningful conclusions.

For school operations

 We are currently at a “High” level of COVID-19 community transmission.

  • Our case incidence rate currently aligns with “High” levels of transmission and is increasing.
  • Our percent positivity currently aligns with “High” levels of transmission and is most likely increasing

For Roadmap to Recovery phase determination

Cowlitz County will revert back to Phase 2 this Friday, April 16, based on the Roadmap to Recovery plan’s metrics

  • Our case incidence rate will does not meet the requirements to remain in Phase 3.
  • Our hospitalization rate does not meet the requirements to remain in Phase 3.

The next evaluation of these metrics will occur on Monday, May 3, with any changes implemented on Friday, May 7.


Cowlitz County COVID-19 Indicators

Case incidence and percent positivity are used to inform the state Department of Health’s K-12 Schools 2020-2021 Guidance, while case incidence, hospital admissions, and statewide ICU capacity are used in the the Governor's "Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery" plan. 

These data are generally accessed Tuesday morning of each week. More current data may be available online.

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*The CDC case incidence figure is expressed in a 7-day time frame while the state Department of Health uses a 14-day time frame. Divide this figure by 2 to convert to the CDC figure.

** This includes all Cowlitz County residents hospitalized with COVID-19 in Washington State, regardless of what county they are hospitalized in. Hospitalizations are generally excluded if they are for a reason other than COVID-19.


We have transitioned to using Washington State Department of Health figures in this report. More details are available in the 3/15/21 Cowlitz County COVID-19 school data report



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Risk Assessment Dashboard

Roadmap To Recovery Metrics

 Click ⇈ on the image above to view the Washington State Department of Health’s Risk Assessment Dashboard

The dashboard displays state- and county-level COVID-19 data the state uses to guide decision-making.

Data is updated every Monday-Friday, except on federal and state holidays.


 

Reopening Plan
 
 
Next Evaluation: May 3


Last Updated: April 16, 2021

We're in Phase 2

The State of Washington is following a recovery plan launched by Governor Jay Inslee in early January called, “Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery." Cowlitz County moved back to Phase 2 of the plan on Friday, April 16.

To read the latest reopening guidance, visit Gov. Jay Inslee's website. Businesses and industries must follow the guidance for reopening outlined here.

Counties are evaluated individually every three weeks. Counties will be reevaluated on Monday, May 3, with possible changes going into effect on Friday, May 7. To move back to Phase 3, Cowlitz County must meet both of the state’s metric requirements:

• New COVID-19 cases over 14 days below 200 per 100,000 residents; AND
• New hospitalizations over 7 days below 5 per 100,000 residents


Read more about how the county will be evaluated here: https://bit.ly/3s8rkwZ