Benton-Franklin Health District

BFHD promotes at-home COVID-19 tests for the holidays

KENNEWICK, Wash. — With families visiting town for the Thanksgiving holiday, public health officials are pushing for members of their community to be proactive with free At-Home COVID-19 tests courtesy of the Benton-Franklin Health District. According to the BFHD, you…

Tri-Cities lose 22 more community members to COVID-19

KENNEWICK, Wash. — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cast a cloud over the Tri-Cities, public health officials have announced another 22 community deaths to COVID-19 complications on Friday. According to the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD), 15 Benton County community…

Tri-Cities COVID hospitalizations are down, but at what cost?

KENNEWICK, Wash. — While the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Tri-Cities area hospitals is down as of Monday, state health experts suggest that lower hospitalization rates across Washington may be attributed to increased death rates. According to Monday afternoon's…

Tri-Cities health district reports 34 COVID-19 deaths

KENNEWICK, Wash. – On Fridays, the Benton-Franklin Health District reports new COVID-19-related deaths in the Tri-Cities region. This week, there are more than usual. Here's why: "Due to a backlog of entries at the state level, this week's report of…

Tri-Cities region loses 400th community member to COVID-19

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Public health officials for the bi-county region that encompasses the Tri-Cities have announced 11 more community deaths to COVID-19 complications. This brings the region past 400 community members lost to the virus during the pandemic. According to…

Long weekend carries Tri-Cities past 40,000 coronavirus cases

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Over Labor Day weekend, the bi-county region that encompasses the Tri-Cities surpassed 40,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in March 2020. According to a four-day update from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) on Tuesday, Benton County…