VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - An outbreak of COVID-19 cases at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has more than doubled, according to Clark County Public Health.
On Sunday, Public Health officials reported that 14 people - 10 patients and four employees - tested positive for the coronavirus. That number increased to 29 - 20 patients and nine employees - as of Wednesday. Twelve of the 29 positive cases are fully vaccinated, according to officials.
During a press conference Monday, Dr. Lawrence Neville, the Chief Medical Officer with PeaceHealth Columbia Network, said those who are vaccinated are not showing symptoms, while those who are not vaccinated are showing symptoms. He says the symptoms range from very, very mild to a few who are having more severe symptoms.
Officials said Wednesday that all of the COVID-19 cases who are currently hospitalized are being cared for in isolation units. All of the patients with COVID-19 are connected to the same floor of the hospital. Catherine Kroll, PeaceHealth System Director of Infection Prevention, says all patients at risk have been contacted - there are about 44 in total.