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COVID cases rapidly increasing among school-age kids

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — COVID-19 cases are sharply increasing among school-age children in the Tri-Cities according to the Benton-Franklin Health District. In a press conference on September 23, 2021, Dr. Amy Person announced that positive COVID cases are increasing rapidly among kids ages 5-19 years old. She reported that school-age children...
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Tri-City Herald

COVID cases in Tri-Cities kids rising sharply. But are schools to blame?

The number of school age children in Benton and Franklin counties who have contracted COVID-19 has risen sharply in recent weeks. Since the beginning of the month, 29% of all new positive COVID cases have been in children ages 5 to 19, said Dr. Amy Person, health officer for the Benton Franklin Health District during a Thursday news briefing.
BENTON COUNTY, WA
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KSD Homecomings Will Require COVID Vaccination Proof or Neg. Test

The Benton Franklin Health District has released "guidance" for area school districts, concerning their homecoming dance events. The information shows it was last updated September 17th, 2021. In particular, we became aware of Kennewick School District policies. We have seen an email with information that has been confirmed being sent...
KENNEWICK, WA
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Tri-Cities home show canceled over risk of being a COVID super-spreader event

The Fall Home Show held every year in the Tri-Cities is canceled because of the high number of COVID cases and hospitalizations in Benton and Franklin counties. “For the safety and health of our exhibitors and attendees, we could not in good conscience proceed with the event,” said Jeff Losey, executive director of the Home Builders Association of the Tri-Cities that organizes the event.
TRI-CITIES, WA
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34 more COVID deaths reported in Tri-Cities. Some date back to July

Two men in their 30s were among the COVID-19 deaths reported for Benton and Franklin counties on Friday. The Benton Franklin Health District announced an additional 34 people have died of COVID-related complications. However, 22 of those deaths were from the Washington Department of Health's backlog of deaths from July...
FRANKLIN COUNTY, WA
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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 34 confirmed deaths is larger than usual,” BFHD stated on...
KENNEWICK, WA
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BFHD announces an additional 34 local deaths from COVID due to backlog

TRI-CITIES -- The Benton-Franklin Health District announced 34 deaths from coronavirus in the Tri-Cities area due to a backlog of cases from the Department of Health. This recent report states that there were 12 recent deaths due to COVID in the Tri-Cities area. However, an additional 22 deaths were announced from the region due to a backlog within the Department of Health between the dates of July 6 and September 5.
TRI-CITIES, WA
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600+ new COVID cases in Tri-Cities area in 2 days this week

Tri-Cities hospitals continued to be overwhelmed this week, with nearly a third of all admitted patients being treated for COVID-19. Just over 28% — or 115 of the 404 hospitalized patients on Thursday — in the four Tri-Cities area hospitals in the Tri-Cities and Prosser were COVID-related patients, according to the Benton Franklin Health District.
BENTON COUNTY, WA
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327 new cases of coronavirus announced in Tri-Cities area on Thursday

TRI-CITIES -- The Benton Franklin Health District announced 327 new cases of coronavirus in the Tri-Cities area on Thursday, September 16, 2021. 210 new cases of coronavirus were announced in Benton County. 117 new cases of coronavirus were announced in Franklin County. The BFHD announced that there are currently 115...
TRI-CITIES, WA
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302 new cases of coronavirus announced Wednesday in Tri-Cities area

TRI-CITIES -- The Benton-Franklin Health District announced 302 new cases of coronavirus in the Tri-Cities area on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Officials say there were 210 new cases of COVID in Benton County. 92 new cases of coronavirus were announced in Franklin County. There are currently 119 patients with serious...
TRI-CITIES, WA
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Tri-Cities: 668 new COVID cases, high case rate

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Tri-Cities area tallied 668 new COVID-19 cases in the last three days, one of the highest-ever local three-day counts, the Benton-Franklin Health District reports. Benton County’s 434 new cases pushed the county to another milestone: 25,000 COVID-19 cases documented since the pandemic began. Franklin County’s 234...
BENTON COUNTY, WA
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127 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Tri-Cities area

TRI-CITIES -- The Benton-Franklin Health District announced 127 patients are now being treated for COVID-19 in Tri-Cities area hospitals. It's the most the area has ever seen. On Friday, officials announced 118 patients with COVID-19 in area hospitals. On Monday, the BFHD announced 434 new cases of COVID-19 in Benton...
TRI-CITIES, WA
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Sickest patients overflowing ICU at Tri-Cities largest hospital. Almost all unvaccinated

The Tri-Cities largest hospital is looking closely at how to ration its intensive care unit beds, as ICU patients are overflowing into other departments due to COVID-19. On some days every staffed bed in the intensive care unit at Kadlec Regional Medical Center is used for a COVID patient, said Dr. Phani Kantamneni, medical director of the Kadlec ICU at a news briefing of the Benton Franklin Health District on Thursday.
TRI-CITIES, WA