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Clark County reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths, 31 new cases

April 6, 2020, 7:00pm Clark County Health

COVID-19 has been confirmed in nine long-term care facilities in Clark County, and five deaths from the disease have been associated with those facilities. Read story

AP-NORC poll: Americans increasing effort to avoid infection

April 6, 2020, 4:30pm Health

CHICAGO — Americans in overwhelming numbers are actively avoiding others as much as possible and taking additional steps to protect themselves from the coronavirus, according to a survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows how concerns about infection have grown sharply in the past six weeks. Read story

Clark County grocery stores limit customer numbers

April 6, 2020, 4:20pm Business

Kroger, the parent company of grocery store chains Fred Meyer and QFC, announced Monday that it will begin limiting the total number of customers allowed in its stores at a time, in order to encourage social distancing and help combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Governors seize spotlight amid states’ coronavirus response

April 6, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Across America, as families are stuck in their homes anxious and isolated by the new coronavirus, a new daily ritual is taking shape: tuning into the governor’s afternoon press briefing. Read story

Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths slow in places

April 6, 2020, 2:20pm Latest News

NEW YORK — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition deteriorated. Read story

First DOC inmate tests positive for virus in Washington

April 6, 2020, 10:27am Latest News

SEATTLE — Authorities say an incarcerated man at Monroe Correctional Complex-Minimum Security prison tested positive for COVID-19, making his the first confirmed case contracted within Washington’s correctional facilities. Read story

Oregon surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 cases; number of cases nearly doubles in week’s span

April 6, 2020, 8:13am Northwest

COVID-19 cases have surpassed the 1,000 mark in Oregon, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Read story

Washington superintendent says schools may remain closed

April 6, 2020, 8:12am Latest News

OLYMPIA — State school superintendent Chris Reykdal said schools may remain closed for the rest of the school year in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Rural America watches pandemic erupt in cities as fear grows

April 6, 2020, 6:05am Latest News

DUFUR, Ore. — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America’s urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where neighbors live miles apart and “working from home” means another day spent branding calves or driving a tractor alone through a field. Read story