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Clark County COVID-19 case rate drops below 100

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July 1, 2021, 11:55am Clark County Health

The COVID-19 case rate in Clark County dropped below 100 cases per 100,000 residents for the first time in months in Clark County Public Health's first weekly update after the agency eliminated daily reports. Read story

FILE - In this June 11, 2021, file photo, customers wear face masks in an outdoor mall with closed business amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. The latest alarming coronavirus variant, the delta variant, is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions, adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread.

Delta variant exploits low vaccine rates, easing of rules

FILE - In this June 11, 2021, file photo, customers wear face masks in an outdoor mall with closed business amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. The latest alarming coronavirus variant, the delta variant, is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions, adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread.

July 1, 2021, 8:51am Health

The latest alarming coronavirus variant is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions, adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks before signing several bills during an event in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Biden misses vaccine-sharing goal, cites local hurdles

President Joe Biden speaks before signing several bills during an event in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

July 1, 2021, 8:47am Health

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden came up well short on his goal of delivering 80 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to the rest of the world by the end of June as a host of logistical and regulatory hurdles slowed the pace of U.S. vaccine diplomacy. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, May 17, 2021 file photo, a passenger of a flight arriving at Faro leaves the airport, outside Faro, in Portugal's southern Algarve region. The World Health Organization said that any COVID-19 vaccines it has authorized for emergency use should be recognized by countries as they open up their borders, in a move that could challenge Western countries to broaden their acceptance of two Chinese vaccines which the U.N. health agency has licensed, but most European and North American countries have not.

WHO decision challenges West to recognize Chinese vaccines

FILE - In this Monday, May 17, 2021 file photo, a passenger of a flight arriving at Faro leaves the airport, outside Faro, in Portugal's southern Algarve region. The World Health Organization said that any COVID-19 vaccines it has authorized for emergency use should be recognized by countries as they open up their borders, in a move that could challenge Western countries to broaden their acceptance of two Chinese vaccines which the U.N. health agency has licensed, but most European and North American countries have not.

July 1, 2021, 8:41am Health

GENEVA — The World Health Organization said Thursday that any COVID-19 vaccines it has authorized for emergency use should be recognized by countries as they open up their borders to inoculated travelers. Read story

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards greets friends with hugs during the "Welcome Back, Washington" celebration Wednesday at Wright Park in Tacoma.

Washington health officials celebrate reopening, but keeping close eye on variants

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards greets friends with hugs during the "Welcome Back, Washington" celebration Wednesday at Wright Park in Tacoma.

July 1, 2021, 7:20am Health

While Washington state public health officials are celebrating the state’s reopening Wednesday, they’re keeping a close eye on emerging coronavirus variants. Read story

A sign in downtown Vancouver reflects 118 degrees around 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021.

Clark County Medical Examiner: 5-10 deaths in county may be heat related

A sign in downtown Vancouver reflects 118 degrees around 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021.

June 30, 2021, 8:59pm Clark County Health

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday it estimates there were five to 10 deaths in the county that may have been related to excessive heat. Read story

A woman walks along a path in a deserted field Zvimba, rural Zimbabwe, Saturday, June, 26, 2021. A new surge of the coronavirus is finally penetrating Africa's rural areas, where most people on the continent live, spreading to areas that once had been seen as safe havens from infections that hit cities particularly hard.

Virus infections surging in Africa’s vulnerable rural areas

A woman walks along a path in a deserted field Zvimba, rural Zimbabwe, Saturday, June, 26, 2021. A new surge of the coronavirus is finally penetrating Africa's rural areas, where most people on the continent live, spreading to areas that once had been seen as safe havens from infections that hit cities particularly hard.

June 30, 2021, 8:39am Health

ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe — For Pelagia Bvukura, who lives in a rural part of north-central Zimbabwe, COVID-19 had always been a “city disease,” affecting those in the capital, Harare, or other, distant big towns. Read story

Herrera Beutler joins effort to boost telehealth in Southwest Washington

June 30, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

CENTRALIA—Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has co-sponsored bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand telehealth access for Southwest Washington seniors and residents on Medicare. Read story

Xander Hulse of Vancouver receives his second shot during the last day of the Tower Mall COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday morning.

Tower Mall vaccination site takes its last shot

Xander Hulse of Vancouver receives his second shot during the last day of the Tower Mall COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday morning.

June 29, 2021, 6:20pm Clark County News

The COVID-19 vaccination site at Tower Mall closed Tuesday after more than six months of testing and vaccination efforts. Read story

Wuhan, China - East Asia, Corona virus, Pneumonia

Clark Public Health reports 17 new COVID cases in last daily update from agency

Wuhan, China - East Asia, Corona virus, Pneumonia

June 29, 2021, 1:51pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 17 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday — and announced the agency would no longer provide daily updates of case numbers. Read story