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"Every time somebody dies, it just kind of tears a piece of you apart with it."
Demand for COVID testing has increased in the Yakima Valley and statewide as infection rates have increased.
Nathan Wingerter delayed getting vaccinated against COVID-19, mostly because life is busy. It wasn’t for any particular reason other than getting pushed back by everyday responsibilities.
“We’re licensed for 226 beds and yesterday morning, I think for the first time ever, our morning census actually exceeded that number. We had 229 patients in the hospital,” said Dr. Marty Brueggemann, chief medical officer at Memorial Hospital.
Yakima's popular Fresh Hop Ale Festival is a go this year, with new COVID requirements. Everyone must wear a mask and attendees will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the event.
The Central Washington State Fair has updated its COVID protocols due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s new outdoor masking requirements.
Because of high patient volumes, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital asks people not to come to the ER if they are only seeking a COVID test and not additional care. The Yakima Health District has a list of COVID testing locations on its website.
Yakima County set a COVID record on Thursday with 412 new cases, the most in a single day since the pandemic started in March 2020. Of the total, 120 cases were among kids, local health officials said.
Yakima City Council meetings are returning to a virtual format because of a rise in COVID-19 cases in the county, city spokesman Randy Beehler said Thursday.
An immunization clinic for kids 18 and under is planned Thursday at Inspire Development Center in Sunnyside.
In the final installment of a three-part series, Washington state public health experts answer questions about COVID-19 vaccination.
Twenty inmates at the Yakima County jail are infected with COVID-19, and jail officials are taking measures to limit the spread.
The new community COVID-19 testing site at Yakima Valley College in Yakima was busy from the start, with several people arriving an hour before it opened Monday morning.
In the second of a three-part series, state public health experts answer questions about COVID-19 vaccination.
As many Yakima Valley residents weigh whether to get vaccinated, they’re asking questions about the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as other methods of intervention.
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital will halt all non-emergency surgeries as the number of COVID patients continues to escalate. It also is asking for any available nurses to contact the hospital if they are willing to help.
The COVID-19 testing site at Yakima’s State Fair Park will close permanently on Friday as health care workers prepare to open another community testing site Monday at Yakima Valley College.
Hospital and public health officials issued urgent pleas for the public's help Wednesday as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase in Yakima County.
The Sunnyside community COVID-19 testing center will reopen Wednesday because of rising coronavirus case numbers.