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


22 April Daily Data Summary


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 27

Last Updated: April 20, 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 have increased since mid-March and may have leveled off; spike concentrated in adults 20-49 and residents of Longview, Kelso, and Castle Rock; new hospitalizations increasing again; new deaths appear to have declined


We saw an average of 26 new confirmed and probable cases per day from specimens collected April 4-10.* Weekly case counts have increased sharply since mid-March; this may have leveled off recently. The spike is most pronounced in adults aged 20-49 years old, as well as residents of Longview, Kelso, and Castle Rock. Weekly case counts have approximately tripled in these groups. Weekly case counts have increased to a lesser extent in adults aged 50-64 years, youth under age 20, and residents of eastern rural areas of the county.Adults aged 65 and older have experienced the smallest increase in cases and currently have the lowest per capita new case rate of any age group. Cowlitz County’s new per capita case rate continues to trend above the state average.


New COVID-19 hospital admissions among Cowlitz residents had been decreasing since late November but began to increase again in mid-March&. 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 challenging to assess. Overall, new deaths appear to have decreased since the end of January and have continued to trend 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; this is increasing or may have recently leveled off.
  • Our percent positivity currently aligns with “High” levels of transmission and is most likely increasing

For Roadmap to Recovery phase determination

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

  • Our case incidence rate currently does not meet the requirements to remain in Phase 2.
  • Our hospitalization rate currently meets the requirements to remain in Phase 2.

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