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FILE - Workers at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic stand in a tent as they prepare PCR coronavirus tests, Jan. 4, 2022, in Puyallup, Wash., south of Seattle. Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted across the globe, dropping by 70 to 90% worldwide from the first to the second quarter of 2022, making it much tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot new, worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Pandemic gets tougher to track as COVID testing plunges

FILE - Workers at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic stand in a tent as they prepare PCR coronavirus tests, Jan. 4, 2022, in Puyallup, Wash., south of Seattle. Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted across the globe, dropping by 70 to 90% worldwide from the first to the second quarter of 2022, making it much tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot new, worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 10, 2022, 9:30am Health

Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted across the globe, making it much tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot new, worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Friday, April 22, 2022, at an event with President Joe Biden at Green River College in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee won’t lift Washington’s vaccine mandate for state employees yet

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Friday, April 22, 2022, at an event with President Joe Biden at Green River College in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 10, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee is not ready to declare “mission accomplished” on Washington’s COVID-19 response. Read story

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How to differentiate between allergies, the common cold, COVID-19

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May 7, 2022, 6:33pm Clark County Health

Spring allergy season in the Northwest is here. Plus, the common cold is circulating, and COVID-19 cases are on the rise. With so much going around, it might be difficult to discern what’s giving you the sniffles. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity rate, hospitalizations continue to increase

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May 5, 2022, 3:55pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s reported COVID-19 activity rate and hospitalizations increased this week as disease activity continues to accelerate. Read story

FILE - Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a distribution event, Dec. 30, 2021, in Youngstown, Ohio. Nearly half the 500 million free COVID-19 tests the Biden administration recently made available to Americans still have not been claimed as virus cases plummet and people feel less urgency to test.

Washingtion, federal government websites still offer free COVID tests. Here’s how to order yours

FILE - Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a distribution event, Dec. 30, 2021, in Youngstown, Ohio. Nearly half the 500 million free COVID-19 tests the Biden administration recently made available to Americans still have not been claimed as virus cases plummet and people feel less urgency to test.

May 4, 2022, 7:18am Health

If you’ve used up the rapid tests you ordered in January, there are still rapid tests available from both Washington state and the federal government. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity rate, hospitalizations nearly double this week

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April 28, 2022, 4:10pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s reported COVID-19 activity rate and hospitalizations increased this week as disease activity continues to trend upward. Read story

COVID-19 infections in Clark County schools are on the rise

April 28, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Health

Clark County schools reported 191 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, nearly tripling the number of new cases reported the week prior. Read story

FILE - Boxes of KN95 protective masks are stacked together before being distributed to students at Camden High School in Camden, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Tuesday, April 26, 2022,  three out of every four U.S. children have been infected with COVID-19.

CDC estimates 3 in 4 kids have had coronavirus infections

FILE - Boxes of KN95 protective masks are stacked together before being distributed to students at Camden High School in Camden, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Tuesday, April 26, 2022,  three out of every four U.S. children have been infected with COVID-19.

April 26, 2022, 11:55am Health

Three out of every four U.S. children have been infected with the coronavirus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers estimated in a report Tuesday. Read story

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Clark County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations down slightly after two-week plateau

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April 21, 2022, 3:57pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s reported COVID-19 activity rate increased this week although hospitalizations decreased slightly. Read story

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Washington looks forward with less emphasis on COVID case counting

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April 21, 2022, 7:40am Health

Counting coronavirus cases just isn’t what it used to be. Read story