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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

Respiratory therapist Neeru Kaur, right, and other medical staff work on a patient in May 8, 2020, in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, which is part of the health care system UW Medicine.

Washington hospitals filling as pandemic labor shortage strains health care system

Respiratory therapist Neeru Kaur, right, and other medical staff work on a patient in May 8, 2020, in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, which is part of the health care system UW Medicine.

August 18, 2021, 7:35am Health

The labor shortage roiling American industries from restaurants to retail stores is now stressing the health care system, causing a ripple effect among Washington hospitals of severe overcrowding. Read story

Sanitizing stations are available for guests as they test their luck at ilani Casino Resort on Thursday morning, May 28, 2020.

Masks now required ilani casino resort

Sanitizing stations are available for guests as they test their luck at ilani Casino Resort on Thursday morning, May 28, 2020.

August 17, 2021, 3:21pm Clark County Health

The Cowlitz Tribe’s ilani resort and casino has begun requiring all guests and employees to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. Read story

Seniors sought for UW study on video game-based therapy

August 17, 2021, 11:28am Health

Could a video game help seniors living with depression? Some researchers think it might, and are looking for volunteers to help find out. Read story