The pandemic that has convulsed the world for more than two years is entering a “new phase” globally and the rapid spread of the omicron varia…
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While local health officials suspected the omicron mutation of the COVID-19 virus has been present in the area for a few weeks, a Washington state lab report has now confirmed it.
Walla Walla area health officials said on Monday that information about the virus variant is delayed or changing nearly daily, but there is no denying case rates everywhere are on the upswing.
State health officials confirmed the first case of omicron Friday in Whatcom County, making it the fourth Washington county to report at least…
While many bodies of water in Eastern Washington frequently shut down for the summer due to the proliferation of toxic blue green algae, 2021 was a first for Bennington Lake, but latest samples show the level of toxin well below safe levels now.
Dr. Daniel Kaminsky, public health director with the Department of Community Health, said that the county has signed up for the “Say Yes! COVID Test” program via the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners.
The Washington state Secretary of Health was joined by local health officials during a tour to a number of Walla Walla medical facilities during a rare visit to the county Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Another resident of Umatilla County has died after contracting COVID-19, according to public health officials, bringing total coronavirus deaths in the county since the pandemic began to 165.