The lack of statewide action by the governor, the voracious delta variant and the overwhelming pushback from a steadfast portion of Oregonians shunning masks and COVID-19 vaccinations have prompted two new forecasts to predict a deeply concerning future for the state in coming months — mirroring predictions for much of the nation. A forecast released Friday by Oregon Health & Science ...
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The number of people hospitalized locally for treatment of COVID-19 has doubled in a week, according to data from the Benton Franklin Health District.
Active cases of COVID-19 in Walla Walla County continue to be higher than this time period in 2020.
With the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the area, health officials on both sides of the state line expressed concern over case numbers.
"If you don't get the vaccine, you will get the virus. It's not a matter of if but when." The Umatilla County health officer and other local officials are concerned about case rates and the delta variant of the novel coronavirus.
For more than a year, people heard about what to do if exposed to or infected with the coronavirus: Test, isolate, hydrate, hope for the best.
Walla Walla County health officials say rise in COVID-19 cases coming from unknown sources.
The recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Walla Walla County appear linked with school activities, local public health officials said.
“I’m deeply concerned by the numbers of hospitalized adolescents and saddened to see the numbers of adolescents who required treatment in intensive care units or mechanical ventilation,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement last week.