Coronavirus

PHILADELPHIA –The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 165 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 130,117. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 35 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests.  The Department of Public Health confirmed five additional fatalities in […]

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —South Central Public Health District received laboratory confirmation of 2 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 CA variant, and 4 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 UK variant, discovered in Twin Falls County. This is in addition to the 16 COVID-19 variant cases confirmed in Blaine County and announced on April 2. COVID-19 […]

Distributed via the CDC Health Alert NetworkApril 13, 2021, 1:00 PM ETCDCHAN-00442 Summary As of April 12, 2021, approximately 6.85 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine (Janssen) have been administered in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are […]

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax, and Director of the Department of Emergency Management Mary Ellen Carroll today announced that in accordance with state and federal guidance, all people age 16 and over in San Francisco are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Those newly eligible people age 16 and over should visit SF.gov/getvaccinated to learn about […]

Phase 3 COVE Study: Updated cases show continued strong efficacy, including greater than 90% against cases of COVID-19 and greater than 95% against severe cases of COVID-19, with approximately 6 months median follow-up post dose 2 Antibody persistence data out to 6 months published in The New England Journal of Medicine New preclinical data shows […]

Pierce, Cowlitz and Whitman counties will roll back to the second phase of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington plan. As part of the rollback, they will have to lower capacity limits for indoor spaces like restaurants and fitness centers to 25% occupancy, down from the current 50% cap. The increased restrictions, which take effect Friday, […]

Johnson & Johnson Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Johnson & Johnson Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 13, 2021– The safety and well-being of the people who use our products is our number one priority. We are aware of an extremely rare disorder involving people with blood clots in combination with low platelets in […]

Here’s what you need to know: Students line up for vaccines at Oakland University on Friday in Rochester, Mich. Coronavirus cases in the state have continued to rise in recent weeks.Credit…Emily Elconin for The New York Times The virus is again surging in parts of the United States, but it’s a picture with dividing lines: […]

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 136.7 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the death toll climbed above 2.94 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.3 million cases, or about 23% of the global total, while the 562,533 […]

Another 96 people in the 10-county Northland region have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday, but no new deaths were reported in the region. Statewide, 1,994 new cases and two new deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health on Monday. In Wisconsin, the Department of Health Services reported 402 new cases and […]

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – With summer approaching, an Orange County epidemiologist is warning that pandemic precautions still need to be taken, especially as the region sees more COVID-19 cases among children. Alvina Chu from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said the increase in positivity among the 5 to 14 age group has […]

A total of 201 students and staff at 48 K-12 school districts and three colleges have been infected by coronavirus in new school-related outbreaks, according to data released Monday, April 12, by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The data was collected on Thursday, April 8, and includes preschools and daycares in those […]

When you think of COVID-19, you likely think of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. However, COVID-19 can have many symptoms. What these symptoms are, as well as their severity, can vary from person to person. In fact, COVID-19 can also cause neurological symptoms like headache and loss of smell or taste. Dizziness and vertigo […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Michigan should “close things down” to help address the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged people to voluntarily restrict certain activities. Dr. Rochelle Walensky made the statement after being asked about some public […]