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Three new COVID-19 deaths, 92 new cases reported in Clark County

July 20, 2020, 12:46pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health on Monday reported three new deaths associated with COVID-19 and 92 new positive tests since Friday. Read story

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

July 20, 2020, 7:25am Health

LONDON — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. Read story

A medication for meth use? Seattle health care workers want to see if it works

July 19, 2020, 10:30am Health

Artist Riley Stolte grew up in Seattle around family members who struggled with substance use disorders. Read story

Seniors in Clark County struggle to stay connected

July 19, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Health

Ted Page tried to enlarge the photos displayed on the tablet he held but couldn’t quite figure out how. Tap on it? Rotate the tablet? Read story

Webinar looks at coronavirus, homelessness in Clark County

July 19, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

A Tuesday webinar examined homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick said that as cases rise, certain populations — including those who are homeless — are at higher risk of contracting the virus. Read story

Clark County reports 44 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

July 17, 2020, 12:08pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 44 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death on Friday as cases continue to surge statewide. Read story

Military medics deploy in California, Texas as virus surges

July 17, 2020, 8:22am Health

MIAMI — Teams of military medics were deployed in Texas and California to help hospitals deluged by coronavirus patients, as Miami area authorities began stepping up enforcement Friday of a mask requirement — echoing efforts in many parts of the world to contain surging infections. Read story

FCC approves 3-digit help number for suicide prevention, to launch in 2022

July 17, 2020, 8:21am Health

A three-digit phone number for people who are suicidal or otherwise in crisis, similar to 911 for other emergencies, received final approval from the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday. Read story

Battle Ground HealthCare receives grant

July 17, 2020, 5:59am Clark County Health

Battle Ground HealthCare was awarded a $65,000 grant to hire a nurse practitioner who will assist in meeting an increased demand for health care as a result of COVID-19, according to a HealthCare press release. Read story

Inslee: Social gatherings for Phase 3 counties to be limited to 10

July 16, 2020, 3:06pm Health

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced revised coronavirus restrictions, limiting indoor and outdoor social gatherings for counties in the third phase of a four-stage reopening plan to 10, down from 50. Read story