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Clark County COVID-19 cases: 17 new reported for total of 843

June 30, 2020, 12:34pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a day after the county saw a 68-case jump. Read story

Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools

June 30, 2020, 11:50am Health

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida and other states across the Sunbelt are thinning out the deck chairs, turning over the barstools and rushing to line up more hospital beds as they head into the height of the summer season amid a startling surge in confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Read story

Keep your cool as temps creep up

June 30, 2020, 6:05am Health

EUGENE, Ore. — With the arrival of warm weather, and as states begin to loosen months of lockdown restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s only natural that people are itching to get outside. Read story

Clark County confirms 68 new COVID-19 cases

June 29, 2020, 3:34pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 68 new COVID-19 cases Monday afternoon, the second-highest county tally reported in one day. Read story

Governments backtracking as confirmed virus cases surge

June 29, 2020, 8:50am Health

The city of Jacksonville, Florida, where mask-averse President Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination in August, ordered the wearing of face coverings Monday, joining the list of state and local governments reversing course to try to beat back a resurgence of the coronavirus. Read story

Gilead’s $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism

June 29, 2020, 8:20am Business

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries. Read story

Taxing sugary drinks could boost health, reduce care costs

June 28, 2020, 12:36pm Health

Three types of taxes on sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks could help prevent heart attacks, strokes and diabetes while also lowering health care costs, according to a new simulation model. Read story

As problems grow with Abbott’s fast COVID-19 test, FDA standards are under fire

June 28, 2020, 12:30pm Health

In mid-May, the Food and Drug Administration issued a rare public warning about an Abbott Laboratories COVID-19 test that for weeks had received high praise from the White House because of its speed: Test results could be wrong. Read story

Clark County submits application for Phase 3 of Washington reopening

June 26, 2020, 6:53pm Clark County Health

Clark County submitted its application to move into the next phase of Washington’s COVID-19 recovery plan on Friday, the earliest it could apply. Read story

Oregon officials: Daily COVID cases could increase 20%

June 26, 2020, 4:10pm Health

PORTLAND — Oregon health officials reported 250 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday and five additional deaths on the same day that authorities released new modeling that shows increased transmission of the coronavirus since the state began reopening about a month ago. Read story