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

 

COVID-19 cases up across Washington state

The state Department of Health said that COVID-19 cases appear to be increasingly sharply statewide in the most recent data. The flat and… Continue reading

 

Vaccine supply limited, Peninsula officers say

No new cases reported in Clallam, two in Jefferson counties

 

Kitty Sokkappa is among the fitness instructors teaching online for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA. (Photo courtesy of Erin Hawkins/Olympic Peninsula YMCA)
Kitty Sokkappa is among the fitness instructors teaching online for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA. (Photo courtesy of Erin Hawkins/Olympic Peninsula YMCA)
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Health officers: New state plan ties Peninsula from advancing

Clallam, Jefferson counties fortunes combined with Kitsap, Mason success

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference Tuesday at the Capitol in Olympia. Inslee said some COVID-19 restrictions in Washington will be eased beginning next week and the state will change its reopening plan to move from a county-based oversight system to one focused on regions. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

Governor announces new COVID-19 reopening plan

North Olympic Peninsula tied to Kitsap, Mason counties

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference Tuesday at the Capitol in Olympia. Inslee said some COVID-19 restrictions in Washington will be eased beginning next week and the state will change its reopening plan to move from a county-based oversight system to one focused on regions. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)
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Sixteen new cases reported since Thursday night on Peninsula

Sixteen new COVID-19 cases have been reported on the North Olympic Peninsula since Thursday night as local health officials wait to see… Continue reading

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Former Clallam Bay corrections officer dies from COVID-19 complications

A corrections officer who once worked at Clallam Bay Correctional Center has died of complications of COVID-19, the state Department of Corrections announced.… Continue reading

Nurse Kelly Bower with the Jamestown Family Health Clinic gives a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Capt. Derrell Sharp with Clallam County Fire District 3 on Tuesday at the fire station’s headquarters. Clinic leaders say they’ve begun circulating the vaccine to first responders and plan to offer community vaccinations in the coming weeks. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim first responders receive Moderna vaccine

Community vaccinations tentatively begin in coming weeks for residents 75 and older

Nurse Kelly Bower with the Jamestown Family Health Clinic gives a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Capt. Derrell Sharp with Clallam County Fire District 3 on Tuesday at the fire station’s headquarters. Clinic leaders say they’ve begun circulating the vaccine to first responders and plan to offer community vaccinations in the coming weeks. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)