Local Case Counts
We are providing cumulative COVID-19 case numbers for Cowlitz County weekly. The last update was October 26. More current data may be available on the Washington State Department of Health's data dashboard ↓ below ↓.
Further analysis of recent trends in COVID-19 data, including underlying demographics, can be found in the most recent Cowlitz County COVID-19 Data Report linked ↑ above ↑ and on our Reports & Presentations webpage.
|NOTE: The Washington State Department of Health is processing positive COVID-19 tests in a timely manner, which means case counts for Cowlitz County are complete. Overall COVID-19 testing data, however, are incomplete due to an increased volume of negative COVID-19 tests reported in the last several weeks. For this reason, recent data on the state's COVID-19 Data Dashboard will reflect underreported total test counts and artificially high percent positivity estimates, possibly even for time periods marked as complete. The state is expected to provide more complete testing data after October 31. Until then, our data table below will not contain updated percent positivity figures.|
October 26 Update
Change Since Last Week*
Confirmed Cases to Date
Deaths (Confirmed & Suspected)
14-Day Rate of New Cases Per 100,000 Population**
(Continues to slowly decline.
The decline may have leveled off since the beginning of October.)
Percent of Molecular Tests That are Positive Over 7-Days
7-Day Rate of New Hospitalizations Per 100,000 Population***
(Continues to slowly decline.)
DATA AS OF 10/24/2021 @ 11:59PM PT
*All data is preliminary and may change. The change since last week reflects the most current data available and may differ slightly from our prior update.
**Rate of newly diagnosed confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people during a two-week period. The most recent period is from October 3-16.
***Rate of newly hospitalized COVID-19 patients per 100,000 people during the past week. The most recent period is from October 10-16.
We are providing COVID-19 case demographic data for Cowlitz County monthly. The last update was October 19.
Total Cases* to Date by Gender
Total Cases* to Date by Home Zip Code
Notes Related to Zip Code Data
All zip codes are reported from patients'
home addresses. The rate per 100,000 people is a standard metric and does not indicate the number of positive cases in that zip code. Rates per 100,000 can be used to determine a rate for anything. Example: I live in a city with a population of 5000 people and there are 200 bicycles in my town. How many bicycles are in my town per 100,000 people (200/5000)*100,000 = 4000 per 100,000 people. In an effort to balance protecting public health with protecting patients' confidentiality, rates for zip codes with less than 10 cases are suppressed in accordance with the Washington State Department of Health Agency Standards for Reporting Data with Small Numbers (https://bit.ly/2WSnjTL).
Zero to 9 Cases
DATA AS OF 10/19/2021
*Cases include both confirmed and probable.
**Deaths include both confirmed and suspected.
COVID-19 Data Dashboard
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 view the county-level rate of new COVID-19 cases over 2 weeks per 100,000 population, click the “Epidemiologic Curves” tab at the top of the dashboard and switch the "count" in the right-hand corner to "rate".
Click the “Epidemiologic Curves” tab and the "Hospitalizations" button at the top of the dashboard to see the county-level rate of newly hospitalized COVID-19 patients over 1 week per 100,000 population.
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 “ICU Occupancy” button.
Find the percent of molecular tests that are positive over 1 week in Cowlitz County by clicking the “Testing ” tab at the top of the dashboard, selecting “Percent Positive,” and clicking “Cowlitz County” under “Select a County”.
|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. |