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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

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Delano Union School District Student Support Services in partnership with the California Farmworkers Foundation in the Central Valley on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 in Delano, CA.

Washington Board of Health opts against COVID-19 school vaccine requirement

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Delano Union School District Student Support Services in partnership with the California Farmworkers Foundation in the Central Valley on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 in Delano, CA.

April 13, 2022, 3:20pm Editor's Choice

The Washington state Board of Health has decided that COVID-19 vaccines will not be required for students to attend K-12 schools this fall. Read story

David Lawyer visits the grave of his father, Neil Lawyer, for the first time since the inscription went up on his tombstone in Seattle, Sunday, March 20, 2022. In February 2020, an unfamiliar respiratory illness started spreading through an area nursing home, the Life Care Center of Kirkland. Lawyer, 84, was a short-term patient there and had joined other residents for a belated Mardi Gras party. Days later Lawyer and others fell ill. "By the time he got to the hospital they allowed us to put on these space suits and go in and see him," son David Lawyer says.

A million empty spaces: Chronicling COVID’s ruthless U.S. toll

David Lawyer visits the grave of his father, Neil Lawyer, for the first time since the inscription went up on his tombstone in Seattle, Sunday, March 20, 2022. In February 2020, an unfamiliar respiratory illness started spreading through an area nursing home, the Life Care Center of Kirkland. Lawyer, 84, was a short-term patient there and had joined other residents for a belated Mardi Gras party. Days later Lawyer and others fell ill. "By the time he got to the hospital they allowed us to put on these space suits and go in and see him," son David Lawyer says.

April 13, 2022, 8:42am Health

On the deadliest day of a horrific week in April 2020, COVID took the lives of 816 people in New York City alone. Lost in the blizzard of pandemic data that’s been swirling ever since is the fact that 43-year-old Fernando Morales was one of them. Read story

FILE - Medical staff prepare to move the body of a deceased COVID-19 patient to a funeral home van at the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in April 2022 confirms that 2021 was the deadliest year in U.S. history.

COVID-19, overdoses pushed U.S. to highest death total ever

FILE - Medical staff prepare to move the body of a deceased COVID-19 patient to a funeral home van at the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in April 2022 confirms that 2021 was the deadliest year in U.S. history.

April 12, 2022, 10:22am Health

2021 was the deadliest year in U.S. history, and new data and research are offering more insights into how it got that bad. Read story