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Pandemic puts in-person work of Clark County therapists, clients on hold

March 27, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Health

There’s something special about visiting the therapist for Denise Weston. Read story

Clark County more than doubles COVID-19 cases, reports fifth death

March 26, 2020, 4:27pm Clark County Health

As the United States shot into first place for the most COVID-19 cases in the world Thursday, Clark County Public Health confirmed 28 new cases, more than doubling the local… Read story

Six more people test positive for COVID-19 in Clark County

March 28, 2020, 12:25pm Breaking News

Six more people in Clark County tested positive for COVID-19, Clark County Public Health reported on Saturday morning. Read story

Vancouver nursing business helps deliver cleaning, hygiene supplies to care homes

March 28, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

Every day the response to the COVID-19 outbreak has gained urgency, so Beth and Jeff Paul made a spreadsheet and turned their downtown Vancouver work office into a supply room. Read story

Clark County plans motel rooms for homeless with virus

March 27, 2020, 8:44pm Clark County Health

Clark County expects to have 110 to 130 motel rooms ready by mid-April to quarantine and isolate homeless people affected by the novel coronavirus. Money from the state earmarked for providing shelter during the outbreak may run out by the end of June, however. Read story

Clark County coronavirus cases jump to 76, with one new death reported

March 27, 2020, 11:07am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 28 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, for a total of 76 cases in the county. The total number of deaths increased to six.  Read story

Breast Cancer Awareness

Each year, more than 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer, including thousands of women in Washington. In honor of their fight — and as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The Columbian published this collection of stories about the women who have received breast cancer diagnoses, the science and technological advances for treating them and the community that supports them.

Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

March 27, 2020, 8:34am Health

MADRID — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. Read story

Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south

March 27, 2020, 8:32am Health

ROME — Doctors and nurses in Italy’s overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of coronavirus infections but fear the virus is still silently spreading in the south two weeks into the West’s most extreme nationwide shutdown. Read story

Hospitals in Washington, U.S. rush to find beds for surge of virus patients

March 26, 2020, 10:21am Health

SEATTLE (AP) — With her due date fast approaching, Kelly McCarty packed a bag with nursing tops, a robe, slippers and granola bars. Last week’s ultrasound, she said, showed “this baby is head down and ready to go.” Read story

Duke says it has found a way to safely reuse masks worn when treating COVID-19 patients

March 26, 2020, 9:19am Health

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke Health says it will stretch its supply of specialized masks used by health care workers treating coronavirus patients by decontaminating and reusing them. Read story