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Clark County’s COVID-19 cases rise slightly; 7 new deaths push total to 837

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June 23, 2022, 4:46pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate increased slightly this week. New hospitalizations decreased this week, but hospital occupancy remains high. Read story

FILE - In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium. According to a study published Thursday. June 23, 2022 in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if global targets had been reached.

COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

FILE - In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium. According to a study published Thursday. June 23, 2022 in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if global targets had been reached.

June 23, 2022, 3:53pm Nation & World

Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for the shots had been reached, researchers reported Thursday. Read story

COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 5 have already started being administered in some parts of the U.S. The vaccines have just arrived in Clark County.

Clark County kids under 5 can get COVID-19 shots

COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 5 have already started being administered in some parts of the U.S. The vaccines have just arrived in Clark County.

June 22, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

According to Dr. Katie Sharff, chief of infectious disease for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Americans have lost patience for COVID-19 precautions. And now that mask mandates have been lifted and large events have resumed, cases have started rising again. Read story

Washington parents can find coronavirus vaccines for children younger than 5

June 20, 2022, 7:36am Health

Washington is gearing up to provide COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years old, approved Saturday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read story

FILE - A boy receives a dose of China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong on Feb. 25, 2022. U.S. government advisers met Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to decide whether to endorse COVID-19 shots for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, moving the nation closer to vaccinations for all ages. According to the World Health Organization, 12 countries are vaccinating kids under 5.

FDA advisers move COVID-19 shots closer for kids under 5

FILE - A boy receives a dose of China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong on Feb. 25, 2022. U.S. government advisers met Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to decide whether to endorse COVID-19 shots for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, moving the nation closer to vaccinations for all ages. According to the World Health Organization, 12 countries are vaccinating kids under 5.

June 15, 2022, 12:19pm Health

COVID-19 shots for U.S. infants, toddlers and preschoolers moved a step closer Wednesday. Read story

Residents get swabbed during mass COVID-19 testing in the Chaoyang district in Beijing, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Authorities ordered another round of three days of mass testing for residents in the Chaoyang district following the detection of hundreds coronavirus cases linked to a nightclub.

China city mayor apologizes over COVID-19 lockdown response

Residents get swabbed during mass COVID-19 testing in the Chaoyang district in Beijing, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Authorities ordered another round of three days of mass testing for residents in the Chaoyang district following the detection of hundreds coronavirus cases linked to a nightclub.

June 14, 2022, 10:42am Health

The mayor of a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that has been under lockdown for more than 50 days has apologized for failures in his administration’s work amid widespread — but often disguised — dissatisfaction over the government’s heavy-handed approach to handling the pandemic. Read story

A couple wearing face masks move in closer to kiss as they line up for their COVID-19 tests at a testing facility near a shopping mall where most shops have ordered to closed as part of COVID-19 controls in Beijing, Monday, June 13, 2022. China's capital has put school online in one of its major districts amid a new COVID-19 outbreak linked to a nightclub, while life has yet to return to normal in Shanghai despite the lifting of a more than two month-long lockdown.

Virus cluster at nightclub sets off new Beijing clampdown

A couple wearing face masks move in closer to kiss as they line up for their COVID-19 tests at a testing facility near a shopping mall where most shops have ordered to closed as part of COVID-19 controls in Beijing, Monday, June 13, 2022. China's capital has put school online in one of its major districts amid a new COVID-19 outbreak linked to a nightclub, while life has yet to return to normal in Shanghai despite the lifting of a more than two month-long lockdown.

June 13, 2022, 9:57am Health

China’s capital has put school back online in one of its major districts amid a new COVID-19 outbreak linked to a nightclub, while life has yet to return to normal in Shanghai despite the lifting of a more than two-month-long lockdown. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity rate continues to decrease

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June 9, 2022, 2:15pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate saw its largest decrease since March this week. Read story

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Clark County schools continue to see decline in COVID-19 cases

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June 8, 2022, 5:58pm Clark County Health

Clark County schools have reported 372 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, a decrease from 448 cases reported the week prior. This marks a second week of noticeable decline in cases after a mini-peak in mid-May. Read story

FILE - In this image provided by the Serum Institute of India, vials of freshly manufactured Novavax COVID-19 vaccines wait to be labeled in 2022, in Pune, India. The more traditional kind of COVID-19 vaccine moved a step closer to the U.S. market Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted to back shots made by Novavax for U.S. adults. If the FDA ultimately agrees, Novavax's option could become the nation's fourth COVID-19 vaccine.

FDA advisers back Novavax COVID shots as 4th U.S. option

FILE - In this image provided by the Serum Institute of India, vials of freshly manufactured Novavax COVID-19 vaccines wait to be labeled in 2022, in Pune, India. The more traditional kind of COVID-19 vaccine moved a step closer to the U.S. market Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted to back shots made by Novavax for U.S. adults. If the FDA ultimately agrees, Novavax's option could become the nation's fourth COVID-19 vaccine.

June 7, 2022, 2:35pm Health

American adults who haven’t yet gotten vaccinated against COVID-19 may soon get another choice, as advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday backed a more traditional type of shot. Read story