Coronavirus

Yakima County: 43 new cases of COVID-19, two more deaths

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Health officials on Thursday announced 43 new cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County, a relatively low increase compared to the daily triple-digit spikes that persisted for weeks. Unfortunately, two more county residents have died of complications from…

WATCH HERE: Gov. Inslee COVID-19 update at 2:30 p.m.

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday he will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. to give an update on the Washington’s COVID-19 response. A number of COVID-19 restrictions just went into effect today affecting restaurants, bars, wineries,…

Over 300 more coronavirus cases in Oregon, 8 more deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday announced 304 more COVID-19 cases and eight additional fatalities. At least 66 Oregonians have died since July 12, an amount that has already surpassed Oregon’s deadliest three-week stretch from late…

Kennewick schools to begin school year remotely due to virus

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Kennewick School Board has decided that schools will begin classes remotely in September due to the coronavirus pandemic. The board voted Wednesday to adopt two recommendations from Superintendent Traci Pierce. The first recommendation involves three learning…

WATCH HERE: Kennewick schools reopening update

The Kennewick School District is meeting Wednesday evening to give parents and teachers an update on fall reopening planning. The public is able to watch and their voices will be heard through the results of a fall-reopening survey, set to…

Tri-Cities: 130 new coronavirus cases reported Wednesday

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- The Benton-Franklin Health District on Wednesday announced 130 new coronavirus cases in the Tri-Cities region. Benton County reported 78 new cases, bringing its case count to 3,385.  Its coronavirus death toll rose to 100 after one more…