Safe, Not Scared: Novel Coronavirus

Hamilton County Health Department reports 11 new cases of COVID-19

Since the beginning of the pandemic, six people have died due to COVID-19, out of the 411 total people have contracted the virus.

58 more COVID-19 cases in Perry Co, Ill.

  Gov. Parson announces partnership with Vizient, additional hospital staff, expand statewide hospital capacity

Graves Co. reports 46 new COVID-19 cases

  Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help

S7HD reports 72 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Scott Co. reports 3 additional COVID-19 deaths

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Cape Girardeau County Health Department reports 96 new cases of COVID-19

3,601 more COVID-19 cases, 37 additional deaths reported in Ky.

Egyptian Health Department reports 45 new cases of COVID-19

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

Jackson County Health Department reports 29 new cases of COVID-19

IDPH reports 9,757 new COVID-19 cases,

  Britain OKs Pfizer vaccine and will begin shots within days

In giving the go-ahead for emergency use of the vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech, Britain vaulted past the United States by at least a week.

  Stay home for the holidays or get tested twice, CDC urges

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the best way to stay safe and protect others is to stay home.

Bi-County Health reports 98 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

The Bi-County Health Department reported 98 more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

Paducah changes holiday events to follow COVID-19 guidelines

Holiday events all over the country are being modified this year to follow COVID-19 guidelines.

  Community testing event scheduled in Perryville on Dec. 12

  Nurse on leave after apparent rejection of public mask wearing in TikTok video

Heartland COVID-19 update 12/1

  US panel: 1st vaccines to health care workers, nursing homes

  McCracken Co. Courthouse closed for month to walk-in traffic

  How Kentucky’s COVID restrictions are enforced -- without law enforcement

  Van Buren schools offer free rapid testing

They say the rapid test will only take 15 minutes to get results. It is a nasal swab.

Graves Co. Health Dept. reports 39 new cases of COVID-19

The Graves County Health Department reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 1.

Hamilton Co. Health Dept. reports 8 new cases of COVID-19

The Hamilton County Health Department reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 1.

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 41 new cases of COVID-19

The Egyptian Health Department reported 41 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 1.

Southern Seven Health Dept. reports 50 new cases of COVID-19 in region

The health department reported a total number of active cases in the region was 1,544 and 34 total deaths.

  CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to shorten the recommended length of quarantine after exposure to someone who is positive for COVID-19, as the virus rages across the nation.

Canada: US border measures to last until virus under control

Canada and the U.S. have limited border crossings to essential travel since March.

Petition to reopen Kentucky restaurants make rounds as some struggle to keep doors open

Owners of some restaurants have already made plans on what they’ll do if the restrictions imposed by Gov. Andy Beshear are extended past December 13.

Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center reports 46 new cases of COVID-19

As of Tuesday, the seven-day positivity rate in Cape Girardeau County was 12.3 percent.

Jackson Co. Health Dept. reports 34 new cases of COVID-19

The Jackson County Health Department reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 1.

  ‘Very dark couple of weeks’: Morgues and hospitals overflow

Nearly 37,000 people died of COVID-19 in the U.S. in November, the most since the dark early days of the pandemic.

Perry County, Ill. Health Dept. reports 15 new cases of COVID-19, 4 additional deaths

The Perry County Health Department reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on Tuesday, December 1.

  Gov. Beshear: ‘Worst day we have had for reporting;’ more than 4K new cases of COVID-19, 35 additional deaths

The Kentucky Department of Public Health reported a total of 183,168 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and 1,943 total deaths.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 88 new cases of COVID-19

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 1.

Nearly 13K new cases of COVID-19 in Ill., as of Dec. 1

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 12,542 new COVID-19 cases and 125 additional deaths on Tuesday.

  EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

The European Medicines Agency will convene a meeting on Dec. 29 to decide if there is enough data about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for it to be approved, the regulator said Tuesday.

TDH reports over 5,000 new virus cases, 36 additional deaths statewide

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 609 new coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths.

  Study says COVID-19 likely came to US in 2019

CDC researchers analyzed blood donations collected by the American Red Cross from Dec. 13, 2019 through Jan. 17, 2020.

Missouri senator to file legislation to lift restrictions put in place on small businesses

The challenge will come in the form of new state legislation that aims to lift the restrictions put in place on small businesses.

  Michigan great-grandparents die of COVID-19 one minute apart

Like the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, Leslie and Patricia McWaters died a minute apart.

  Study: Students falling behind in math during COVID-19 pandemic

The findings confirm expectations that students are losing ground during the pandemic, but show those losses are not as great as projections made in spring.

  Doctor seen comforting elderly COVID-19 patient in heartbreaking photo speaks

Thankfully, the patient in the picture is doing better and may be able to leave the hospital soon.

Louisville restaurant, bar owners applying for $10,000 state relief money say it’s not enough

The Team Kentucky Food and Beverage Relief Fund was created to aid smaller restaurants and bars in the state struggling to make it through the coronavirus pandemic.

  Schools prepare for second round of remote learning

Dr. Godard explained despite going fully online for the rest of the semester, students still have access to all buildings on campus to help adjust to online learning for the second time.

Heartland COVID-19 cases 11/30

The virus has infected more than 67,000 people in our area since the start of the pandemic, and 886 of them have died.

  Mo. doctor pushing Gov. Parson to issue statewide mask mandate

Dr. Micah Luderer said he treats COVID-19 patients and witnesses the exhaustion from other doctors and nurses on a weekly basis.

Graves Co. Health Dept. reports 142 new cases since Nov. 25

This brings the total number of cases in the county to 1,794, including 50 deaths.

Southern 7 Health Dept. reports 5 additional COVID-19-related deaths from Nov. 26-29

On Monday, Nov. 30, the health department reported 260 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region and 80 newly recovered.

Jackson Co. Health Dept. reports 46 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Jackson County Health Department reported 46 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, November 30.

38 residents in Egyptian Health Dept. region test positive for COVID-19

The Egyptian Health Department reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 in its region on Monday, November 30.

St. Francois Co. Health Dept. reports more than 600 new cases of COVID-19 since Nov. 20

The health department also reported a total of 44 deaths from the virus.

  Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Health experts had pleaded with Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving and not gather with anyone who didn't live with them.

  Health departments prepare for COVID-19 surge after Thanksgiving

Health Departments in the Heartland are gearing up for a potential increase in COVID-19 cases.

Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center reports 73 new cases of COVID-19, 1 additional death on Monday

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death on Monday, November 30.

Gov. Beshear: 1st vaccine shipments arriving soon; 2,124 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky. on Monday

A total of 179,041 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, including 1,908 deaths.

Purchase Dist. Health Dept. holds drive-thru COVID-19 testing through Dec. 18

The Purchase District Health Department will hold drive-thru COVID-19 testing through December 18.

Jury trials suspended in Mo. 32nd judicial circuit through Feb. 26

Jury trials in Missouri’s 32nd judicial circuit have been suspended through February 26.

  Gov. Pritzker says Tier 3 mitigations continue for now; 6,190 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

Currently,10,497,998 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state.

  Active virus cases surpass 41,000 in Tennessee with more than 7,000 new cases reported

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 283 new coronavirus cases two more deaths.

Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center COVID-19 update Nov. 27-29

As of Sunday, the total number of cases of COVID-19 in the county was 5,654 and the total number of deaths was 69.

Bi-County Health Dept. reports 75 new cases of COVID-19 in region

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 75 new cases in the region on Monday, November 30.

Union Co. at COVID-19 Orange Warning Level

Union County joins the rest of the Southern Seven region at the orange warning level.

  Great ways to enjoy winter during a pandemic

Traveling, dining out and holiday parties might not the best idea this year as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but there are still plenty of fun ways you and your family can enjoy this winter season.

  Dictionary.com picks ‘pandemic’ as its 2020 word of the year

Dictionary.com on Monday declared “pandemic” its 2020 word of the year.

  Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection.

  Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval

The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say.

Federal court grants Gov. Beshear’s appeal to keep private, religious schools closed in Kentucky

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled in favor of Governor Andy Beshear’s appeal to keep private religious schools closed for in-person learning.

  Texas boy who lost parents to COVID-19 turns 5 with massive parade

The car parade, which included appearances by Santa Claus, superheroes and dinosaurs, lasted nearly an hour.

  Merriam-Webster’s top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

Among the runners up for word of the year: kraken, mamba and defund.

115 new COVID-19 cases reported by Bi-County Health

The Bi-County Health Department reported 115 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

2,803 more COVID-19 cases in Ky.

Kentucky continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases.

  Fauci: US may see ‘surge upon a surge’ of virus in weeks ahead

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see a “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks.

  With no action by Washington, states race to offer virus aid

Governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak.

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 14 more COVID-19 cases

The Egyptian Health Department was notified on November 29, 2020, of fourteen Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Ky. reports 2,437 new COVID-19 cases

On Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to strengthen their resolve in the fight against COVID-19, with the knowledge that help is on the way.

69 new COVID-19 cases reported by Bi-County Health

The Bi-County Health Department reported 69 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 35 more COVID-19 cases

The Egyptian Health Department reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

  CDC panel meets Tuesday to vote on COVID-19 vaccine priority

A panel of U.S. advisers will meet Tuesday to vote on how scarce, initial supplies of a COVID-19 vaccine will be given out once one has been approved.