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.
To view county-level COVID-19 case, hospitalization, and death data click “Cowlitz County” under “SELECT COUNTY” on the left side of the dashboard under the "Current Status" tab.
Click the “Epidemiologic Curves” tab at the top of the dashboard and select “Cowlitz County” under “SELECT COUNTY” to see the local progression of the COVID-19 outbreak by cases, hospitalizations, and deaths over time.
To find the state’s 7-day percent occupancy of ICU staffed beds, click the “Healthcare System Readiness” tab at the top of the dashboard and click the “WA HEALTH ICU Occupancy” button.
Case Demographic Data We update our COVID-19 case demographics table every month. The last update was: July 6.
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.
To view the county-level rate of new COVID-19 cases over 2 weeks per 100,000 population, click the “COVID-19 Disease Activity” tab at the top of the dashboard and select “Cowlitz County” under “Select a County”.
Click the “New hospitalizations per 100K people” button under “Select a key metric” on the left side of the dashboard to see the county-level rate of newly hospitalized COVID-19 patients over 1 week per 100,000 population.
Find the percent of molecular tests that are positive over 1 week in Cowlitz County by clicking the “Testing Capacity” tab at the top of the dashboard, selecting “Percent of positive molecular tests,” and clicking “Cowlitz County” under “Select a County”.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What’s the difference between confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases?
A: Confirmed cases are those where individuals had a positive molecular test result. Probable cases are those where individuals had a positive antigen test result, but no positive molecular test result. Learn more about testing from the FDA here.
Q: Have probable cases always been included in the state's COVID-19 case count?
A: No. The Washington State Department of Health began including probable cases in its COVID-19 case count in December 2020.
Q: Is molecular and antigen testing easy to access in Cowlitz County?
A: These days, people who live or work in Cowlitz County can get a molecular or antigen COVID-19 test fairly easily – but that hasn’t always been the case. For most of the pandemic, many healthcare providers in Cowlitz County gave molecular tests only.
Q: What’s the difference between confirmed and suspected COVID-19 deaths?
A: Confirmed COVID-19 deaths are those with a positive COVID-19 test (molecular or antigen) and have COVID-19 listed on the death certificate. Suspected COVID-19 deaths are those that occur within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test.
Q: Are suspected deaths ever removed from the state’s COVID-19 death count?
A: Yes. Suspected COVID-19 deaths are removed from the state's count if COVID-19 is later ruled out as the official cause of death following a clinical review. All confirmed and suspected COVID-19 deaths undergo a clinical review.
Q: Have suspected deaths always been included in the state’s COVID-19 death count?
A: No. The Washington State Department of Health began including suspected deaths in its COVID-19 death count in December 2020.
Q: Why is the county no longer providing daily COVID-19 data summaries?
A: Beginning May 28, we are no longer providing daily COVID-19 data summaries. COVID-19 data reporting processes have improved statewide since the start of the pandemic. Data reported by the Washington State Department of Health on its COVID-19 Data Dashboard is consistent with data reported by Cowlitz County Health and Human Services and provides the public with a clear picture of county-level disease activity. In addition to being a reliable source of COVID-19 data, the dashboard is updated regularly every Monday-Saturday (with afew exceptions). To learn how to navigate through the state’s COVID-19 data reporting dashboards, see our “Navigation Tools” sections ↑ above ↑. Note, the state’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard reports the total count of deaths, which reflects those where the cause of death was confirmed or suspected to have been COVID-19. The dashboard does not report the number of active cases. Starting June 9, we will begin including county-level active case, confirmed and suspected death data in our COVID-19 data reports, which are published on this webpage (and archived on this webpage) every other week. To view past daily COVID-19 data summaries, click here.