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Washington Dept. of Health encourages flu vaccination

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Department of Health is urging the public to get a flu vaccine this year.  A release from the department said flu activity may be more common this year compared to last year. That is…

Washington state records over 7,000 deaths from COVID-19

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 7,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Washington state, according to data from the state Department of Health. The state reported the milestone on Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported. Washington eclipsed 6,000 deaths on July…

Northwest heat wave: Death toll reaches at least 112

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say last month’s Pacific Northwest heat wave that toppled all-time temperature records killed at least 112 people in Washington state. KUOW reports the Department of Health updated its tally on Monday, which caused the death toll…

Washington nearing 70 percent vaccinated

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- According to the Washington State Department of Health, 69.6 percent of people 16 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as of July 7. These numbers were found from the Washington State…