Coronavirus

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

WHAT WE KNOW: Coronavirus outbreak at a glance

The latest news on the pandemic, plus symptom information and prevention tips

 

Drug overdoses skyrocket in state amid COVID

More people in Washington state died of drug overdoses in 2020 than any other year in at least the past decade, according to… Continue reading

 

Peninsula nears 50 percent full vaccination

The North Olympic Peninsula is approaching 50 percent of its full population being vaccinated for COVID-19, with more than 50 percent of eligible residents already… Continue reading

Federal judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium

Department of Justice to appeal decision

Events can increase capacity with vaccinated sections

More people will be allowed at indoor and outdoor spectator events and indoor religious services if there are designated COVID-19… Continue reading

Two more COVID deaths in Clallam County

Total of 12 on North Olympic Peninsula have died of virus

Nearly 100 COVID cases tied to gatherings

All but five cases since April 16 linked to three parties, official says

Jamestown Family Clinic workers and Community Emergency Response Team volunteers celebrate the final day of the mass vaccination drive-thru clinic Thursday at Carrie Blake Community Park in Sequim.

Peninsula adds 24 COVID cases

Super-spreaders to blame in Clallam County

Jamestown Family Clinic workers and Community Emergency Response Team volunteers celebrate the final day of the mass vaccination drive-thru clinic Thursday at Carrie Blake Community Park in Sequim.

COVID-19 cases increase among children in Clallam

School reports one case of either staff member or student

Large gatherings in Clallam County result in outbreaks

Clallam County adds 14 cases Thursday tied to social gatherings

Health officials note increase in skipped second-dose appointments

North Olympic Peninsula public health officials have noticed an increase in people not returning for their second COVID-19 vaccination dose and are urging residents to… Continue reading

Mass clinics wrap up

Counties moving to pop-up vaccination sites