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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

FILE - A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., on Dec. 15, 2021. Pfizer is expected to request authorization for an additional COVID-19 booster dose for seniors.

Washington COVID cases tick up. Should you be worried?

FILE - A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., on Dec. 15, 2021. Pfizer is expected to request authorization for an additional COVID-19 booster dose for seniors.

April 21, 2022, 7:38am Health

The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Washington state is increasing slightly, but public health officials are encouraged they have not also seen an increase in severe cases. Read story

Slight uptick in COVID cases in Clark County schools

April 21, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Health

Clark County schools are reporting 69 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, an increase from the 49 weekly cases that were last reported April 1. The Columbian halted its counting of cases in recent weeks as spring break presented pauses and inconsistencies in testing across the county. Read story

Moderna announces step toward updating COVID shots for fall

April 19, 2022, 7:32am Business

Moderna hopes to offer updated COVID-19 boosters in the fall that combine its original vaccine with protection against the omicron variant. On Tuesday, it reported a preliminary hint that such an approach might work. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity rate, hospitalizations hold steady

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April 14, 2022, 2:43pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s reported COVID-19 activity rate rose slightly this week as disease activity and new hospitalizations continue to plateau. Read story