Safe, Not Scared: Novel Coronavirus

  EU regulator prepares to issue advice on use of J&J vaccine

Johnson & Johnson advised European governments to store their doses until the EU drug regulator issued guidance on their use; widespread use of the shot in Europe has not yet started.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

S7HD reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

  COVID over-cleaning: Don’t forget about mask wearing, social distancing

Gov. Beshear updates requirements for events, businesses

Graves Co. Health Dept. reports 8 new COVID-19 cases

  Vienna, Ill. head start temporarily closed due to COVID-19 case

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Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports nearly 2K new cases of COVID-19

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

  CDC to meet Friday to discuss J&J COVID vaccine pause

  Police: Man dragged, assaulted officer after mask demand

  Half of US adults now have received at least 1 COVID shot

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 6 more COVID-19 cases

Bi-County Health Dept. reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

The Bi-County Health Department reported four more COVID-19 cases on April 18.

  Pandemic good Samaritan faces $16,000 tax bill for his efforts

A Connecticut middle school teacher who raised $41,000 to help hundreds of his struggling neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic is facing a potential tax bill of over $16,000.

Bi-County Health Dept. reports 22 more COVID-19 cases

The Bi-County Health Department reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, April 17.

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 11 more COVID cases

The Egyptian Health Department reported 11 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday, April 17.Saline County

  Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

  6 new cases of COVID-19, 1 additional death reported in Cape Girardeau Co.

Gov. Beshear: COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 3.51%

S7HD reports 1 new COVID-19 case

Three new Saline County coronavirus cases announced

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reported 3,866 new cases of COVID-19

  Mo. reaches milestone: One in three residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Missouri has reached a milestone: at least one-third of all Missourians have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  US setting up $1.7B national network to track virus variants

The new effort, which relies on money approved by Congress as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package, aims to break what experts say is a feast-or-famine cycle in U.S. preparedness for biological threats, of which the coronavirus is only one example.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Friday, April 16.

Gov. Beshear: ‘Half-a-million COVID-19 vaccine doses available in Ky.’

Governor Andy Beshear said Kentucky has 499,735 Moderna and Pfizer vaccines on hand and ready to be administered.

  CDC says catching COVID-19 from surfaces rare, but Heartland businesses aren’t taking chances

The CDC recently announced the risk of spreading the virus on surfaces is low, but Heartland businesses still aren’t taking any chances.

  US opens more distance in worldwide race against coronavirus

Nearly half of American adults have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, and about 30% of adults in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Pfizer: 3rd COVID vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months

If you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll likely need a third dose within a year.

S7HD reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

Johnson County had five cases, Massac County had one, and Pulaski County also had one.

Graves County Health Department announces 3 more cases of COVID-19

The county had a total of 3,694 cases, with 90 deaths.

  S7HD holds COVID-19 Remembrance Day ceremonies

“Every life is important! This special event will honor those that we love and have fallen due to COVID-19.” said Rhonda Andrews-Ray, Executive Director for S7HD.

Egyptian Health Department reports 8 new cases of COVID-19

The Egyptian Health Department reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in Saline County on April 15.

Saint Francis Healthcare plans clinics in Cape Girardeau, Farmington and Poplar Bluff

Vaccination clinics have been announced by Saint Francis Healthcare in Cape Girardeau, Farmington and Poplar Bluff.

Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

The image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen captured the moment Rosa Luzia Lunardi was hugged by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza at the Viva Bem care home in Sao Paulo on Aug. 5.

  Study looks at weight gain during pandemic

At the beginning of the pandemic, many people became more sedentary, may have turned to food for comfort, and, according to a recent study, may have gained weight.

  Vaccine appointments begin to go unfilled in Missouri

State data shows that just 32.8% of residents have received at least one dose as of Wednesday.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 3,581 new cases of COVID-19

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 8-14 is 4.9 percent.

  Apple studies whether Apple Watch can detect COVID-19, flu

The company is teaming up with medical researchers to see if its devices can predict early signs of respiratory illnesses, like the flu or coronavirus.

  St Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak with volcano evacuations

Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache, St. Vincent’s chief medical officer, said Thursday that about a dozen cases have been reported in recent days.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 18 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, April 15.

  $1,400 stimulus checks helped March retail sales soar 9.8%

Retail sales surged a seasonally adjusted 9.8% in March after dropping about 3% the month before, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

  Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic to be held in West Frankfort on Thursday

The clinic will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.

  WHO: Europe has surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths

Overall, a tally by Johns Hopkins University shows nearly 3 million deaths have been linked to COVID-19 worldwide.

Heartland school to hold prom with COVID-19 restrictions

In less than a month, Cape Central High School seniors will get a sense of normalcy with the return of prom.

Graves County Health Department announces 3 more cases of COVID-19

The county had a total of 3,691 cases, with 90 deaths.

Cape Girardeau County Health Department reports 11 new cases of COVID-19

The county had a total of 9,401 cases, with 18 active and 133 deaths.

S7HD reports 4 more COVID-19 cases

The Southern Seven Health Department reported four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 14.

Kentuckians protest mask mandates, vaccinations outside governor’s mansion

Dozens of protesters gathered in Frankfort on Wednesday to express their disdain for what they called “tyrannical” mandates coming out of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.

  Scott Co. Health Center cancels clinic due to J&J vaccine pause

The Scott County Health Center and the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston had one day to schedule clinic changes.

Egyptian Health Department reports 20 new cases of COVID-19

The Egyptian Health Department reported 20 new COVID-19 cases on April 14 in Saline County.

  ‘Red’ states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

The CDC reports that nearly 121 million American adults have received at least one coronavirus shot.

  Study: Leaving middle seat open on planes reduces COVID exposure risk

Scientists said it’s important to recognize their study addresses only exposure and not transmission.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 3,536 new cases of COVID-19

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 7-13 is 5 percent.

  Vaccine advice for pregnant, postpartum women after J&J pause

The medical group is encouraging pregnant and postpartum women who wish to get vaccinated to get either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine instead, even if the J&J vaccine becomes available again.

SoutheastHEALTH to hold walk-in COVID vaccination clinic April 16 in Cape Girardeau

SoutheastHEALTH will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on April 16.

Bi-County Health Dept. reports 24 more COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

The Bi-County Health Department reported 24 more COVID-19 cases and one additional death on Wednesday, April 14.

  COVID safety rules may limit your trip — even if you’re vaccinated

Given ongoing international quarantine rules, capacity limits, complicated testing requirements and more, avoid setting your heart on a dream vacation just yet.

Walk-in Pfizer vaccination clinic to be held in Mt. Vernon, Ill. April 16

The Illinois National Guard will hold a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Mt. Vernon on Friday, April 16 from 8 a.m.-6p.m while doses are available.

Walk-in COVID-19 to be held in Marion, Ill. on Wednesday, weekend clinics at Walmart

No appointment is needed for the walk-in clinic on Wednesday, April 15, but appointments are required for the weekend clinics.

S7HD reports 1 new COVID-19 case

The Southern Seven Health Department reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on April 13.

  US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

  Cape Girardeau Comedy Club plans to reopen

Owner Jeff Johnson said if everything lines up the way he wants it to, the club could open in late summer or early fall.

Graves County Health Department announces 15 new COVID-19 cases

Fifteen new cases have been announced by the Graves County Health Department.

  Heartland patient reacts to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine pause

Sally Carter and her family rolled up their sleeves for the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson shot on April 1.

Ky temporarily pauses use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Beshear urges all Kentucky vaccine providers to temporarily pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine on April 13.

  IDPH, southern Illinois health departments pause use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine at clinics

Health departments across southern Illinois announced they will not be administering the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at clinics.

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 3 new cases of COVID-19

The Egyptian Health Department reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 13.

  Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center reaching out to minorities on vaccines

Cape Girardeau County health leaders said they plan to move forward with the Moderna vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be held in Malden, Mo.

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held April 21.

  VA pauses use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Those scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine will be rescheduled to receive the Moderna vaccine.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 3,193 new cases of COVID-19

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 6-12 is 5 percent.

Poll: 15% of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy — the United States still has 8.4 million fewer jobs than it had in February 2020, just before the pandemic struck.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 9 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 9 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, April 13.

Green River District reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths, 55 more cases

Federal health officials are recommending a pause in administering the vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

  Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused in Missouri until further notice

The administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is being paused in Missouri.

  Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

The concert, which airs May 8 on ABC, CBS and FOX as well as on iHeartMedia radio stations and YouTube, will also showcase the Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and H.E.R.

Missouri House votes against proof-of-vaccine mandates

The Missouri House has voted to ban private businesses from requiring proof of vaccination from either employees or customers.

S7HD reports 5 more COVID-19 cases

The Southern Seven Health Department reported five more COVID-19 cases on April 12.

Ky. reports 270 more COVID-19 cases

Governor Andy Beshear reported 270 more COVID-19 cases on Monday, April 12 .