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Clark County COVID-19 case rate dips this week

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March 23, 2023, 12:33pm Clark County Health

The Clark County COVID-19 case rate decreased slightly this week, with a seven-day case rate, measuring new cases per 100,000 people, of 35.7 Thursday, down from 38.5 March 16. Read story

New COVID origins data point to raccoon dogs in China market

March 17, 2023, 8:21am Health

Genetic material collected at a Chinese market near where the first human cases of COVID-19 were identified show raccoon dog DNA comingled with the virus, suggesting the pandemic may have originated from animals, not a lab, international experts say. Read story

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County COVID-19 rate down slightly this week

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March 16, 2023, 3:17pm Clark County Health

The Clark County case rate decreased slightly this week, with a seven day case rate, measuring new cases per 100,000 people, of 38.5 Thursday, down from 46.7 on March 2. The case rate and hospitalizations were not recorded March 9 due to a technical issue. Read story

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which cause COVID-19. A crucial question has eluded governments and health agencies since the COVID-19 pandemic began: Did the virus originate in animals or leak from a Chinese lab? Now, the U.S. Department of Energy has assessed with "low confidence" that it began with a lab leak although others in the U.S. intelligence community disagree. (Hannah A.

House votes to declassify info about origins of COVID-19

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which cause COVID-19. A crucial question has eluded governments and health agencies since the COVID-19 pandemic began: Did the virus originate in animals or leak from a Chinese lab? Now, the U.S. Department of Energy has assessed with "low confidence" that it began with a lab leak although others in the U.S. intelligence community disagree. (Hannah A.

March 10, 2023, 8:08am Health

The House voted unanimously on Friday to declassify U.S. intelligence information about the origins of COVID-19, a sweeping show of bipartisan support near the third anniversary of the start of the deadly pandemic. Read story

Tim Custer receives his first dose of  the COVID-19 vaccine at Lumen Field Event Center's COVID-19 vaccination site on March 13, 2021. (Matt M.

Three years in, 5 Washingtonians a day still dying of COVID

Tim Custer receives his first dose of  the COVID-19 vaccine at Lumen Field Event Center's COVID-19 vaccination site on March 13, 2021. (Matt M.

March 10, 2023, 6:00am Health

It’s been three years since the people of Washington hunkered down in the face of a COVID-19 outbreak that upended society and ushered in debates about responding to the virus that continue today. And while people have returned to in-person work and social life and public-health restrictions have been lifted,… Read story

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Clark County reports 195 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

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March 9, 2023, 1:19pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 195 new COVID-19 cases this week, bringing totals to 112,246 to date. Ten new deaths were reported, bringing the county’s total to 1,057. Read story

Barbara Rhoden, left, and Adrienne Strehlow share an embrace at a Vancouver Heights tree dedication in honor of Rhoden's deceased husband, Vaughn, and all those in the county who have lost their lives to the coronavirus.

Vancouver neighborhood dedicates sequoia to those lost to COVID

Barbara Rhoden, left, and Adrienne Strehlow share an embrace at a Vancouver Heights tree dedication in honor of Rhoden's deceased husband, Vaughn, and all those in the county who have lost their lives to the coronavirus.

March 4, 2023, 8:00pm Clark County News

During a moment of silence at a small triangular park in Vancouver’s Heights neighborhood, friends and neighbors stood around an infant sequoia tree thinking back on the life of Vaughn Rhoden and others who’ve died during the pandemic. Read story

Visitors walk past a health alert sign detailing measures meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus at an entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in 2020.

Washington to end health care masking mandates April 3

Visitors walk past a health alert sign detailing measures meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus at an entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in 2020.

March 3, 2023, 1:10pm Clark County Health

Face masks will no longer be required at Washington health care facilities starting April 3, the state announced Friday. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 rate drifted up this week

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March 2, 2023, 3:54pm Clark County Health

The Clark County COVID-19 case rate rose slightly this week, with a seven day case rate, measuring new cases per 100,000 people, of 46.7 Thursday, up from 42.9 as of Feb. 23. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 rate slightly down, hospitalizations up

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February 23, 2023, 4:10pm Clark County Health

Clark COVID-19 rate slightly down, COVID-19 hospitalizations up Read story