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Clark County’s ‘breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases surge

Wuhan, China - East Asia, Corona virus, Pneumonia

August 20, 2021, 12:12pm Clark County Health

The number of vaccinated Clark County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 surged by 74 percent in two weeks, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, right, listens as Foster Jordan of Charles River Labs, left, talks about the properties of horseshoe crab blood, which is a vital component in the contamination testing of injectable medicines - including the coronavirus vaccines - at Charles River Labs on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Charleston, S.C. McMaster says the South Carolina company that bleeds horseshoe crabs for a component crucial to contamination testing of injectable medications is vital to development of a domestic medical supply chain.

Clean needles depend on the blue blood of horseshoe crabs

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, right, listens as Foster Jordan of Charles River Labs, left, talks about the properties of horseshoe crab blood, which is a vital component in the contamination testing of injectable medicines - including the coronavirus vaccines - at Charles River Labs on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Charleston, S.C. McMaster says the South Carolina company that bleeds horseshoe crabs for a component crucial to contamination testing of injectable medications is vital to development of a domestic medical supply chain.

August 20, 2021, 8:43am Health

CHARLESTON, S.C. — It’s one of the stranger, lesser-known aspects of U.S. health care — the striking, milky-blue blood of horseshoe crabs is a critical component of tests to ensure injectable medications such as coronavirus vaccines aren’t contaminated. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Andraya Zelle treats a patient in the COVID intensive care unit at UW Medical Center-Montlake in Seattle.

Unvaccinated COVID-19 patients are creating a ‘deeply frustrating’ situation at Washington hospitals

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Andraya Zelle treats a patient in the COVID intensive care unit at UW Medical Center-Montlake in Seattle.

August 20, 2021, 7:39am Health

COVID-19 hospitalizations have reached a new peak, and doctors and staff are reacting in dismay as medical facilities across Washington state reach occupation levels higher than at any time point during the pandemic. Read story

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Clark County reports 1,171 new COVID-19 cases in one week

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August 19, 2021, 11:08am Clark County Health

Clark County reported 1,171 new COVID-19 cases since Aug. 12, continuing a trend that has seen disease activity surge by 476 percent in one month. Read story

A medical worker walks past a sign informing visitors of health safety measures meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus at an entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

Washington hospitals see record number of COVID-19 patients

A medical worker walks past a sign informing visitors of health safety measures meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus at an entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

August 19, 2021, 10:54am Health

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say there are more people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Washington state than at any time during the pandemic. Read story

This 2021 photo provided by Yessica Gonzalez shows her son, Francisco Rosales, 9, in the intensive care unit at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. The day before he was supposed to start fourth grade, Francisco was admitted to the hospital due to severe COVID-19, struggling to breathe, with dangerously low oxygen levels and an uncertain outcome.

Record delta wave hits kids, raises fear as U.S. schools open

This 2021 photo provided by Yessica Gonzalez shows her son, Francisco Rosales, 9, in the intensive care unit at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. The day before he was supposed to start fourth grade, Francisco was admitted to the hospital due to severe COVID-19, struggling to breathe, with dangerously low oxygen levels and an uncertain outcome.

August 19, 2021, 10:51am Health

The day before he was supposed to start fourth grade, Francisco Rosales was admitted to a Dallas hospital with COVID-19, struggling to breathe, with dangerously low oxygen levels and an uncertain outcome. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, vials for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are displayed on a tray at a clinic set up by the New Hampshire National Guard in the parking lot of Exeter, N.H., High School. An untold number of Americans have managed to get COVID-19 booster shots even though the U.S. government hasn't approved them. They're doing so by taking advantage of the nation's vaccine surplus and loose tracking of those who have been fully vaccinated.
FILE - A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at a mass vaccination site at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. U.S. experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second dose of the shot, to ensure lasting protection against the coronavirus as the delta variant spreads across the country. An announcement was expected as soon as this week, with doses beginning to be administered widely once the Food and Drug Administration formally approves the vaccines.  (AP Photo/Robert F.

Clark County Public Health: Delta’s footprint unclear

FILE - A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at a mass vaccination site at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. U.S. experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second dose of the shot, to ensure lasting protection against the coronavirus as the delta variant spreads across the country. An announcement was expected as soon as this week, with doses beginning to be administered widely once the Food and Drug Administration formally approves the vaccines.  (AP Photo/Robert F.

August 18, 2021, 6:02pm Clark County Health

The highly contagious delta variant now accounts for 95 percent of all COVID-19 cases in Washington, but the variant’s footprint in Clark County is less clear. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee issues indoor mask mandate, requires vaccination for teachers, staff

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 18, 2021, 2:42pm Health

OLYMPIA — Washington is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff — plus those working at the state's colleges and universities. Read story

FILE - In this July 22, 2021, file photo, health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. U.S. health officials Wednesday, Aug. 18, recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines' effectiveness is falling.

U.S. health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

FILE - In this July 22, 2021, file photo, health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. U.S. health officials Wednesday, Aug. 18, recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines' effectiveness is falling.

August 18, 2021, 10:20am Health

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials Wednesday announced plans to offer COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and signs that the vaccines' effectiveness is falling. Read story