Safe, Not Scared: Novel Coronavirus

  Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances

U.S. authorities warned beach-goers to heed social-distancing rules to avoid a resurgence of the virus that has infected 5.4 million people worldwide and killed over 345,000, including nearly 100,000 Americans, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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

  Trump honors war dead in events colored by pandemic’s threat

Gov. Beshear hanged in effigy at 2nd Amendment protest at Capitol

15 active COVID-19 cases in Cape Girardeau County

Ewing out of hospital after being treated for COVID-19

  Memorial Day service held at Cape County Park North

Southern Seven Health Dept. reports 2 new positive cases of COVID-19

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7th Saline Co., Ill. resident tests positive for COVID-19

1,713 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Ill.

  NY Times publishes names of lives lost to virus on front page

  How to stay safe while stepping out during a pandemic

  TDH identifies 462 new cases of COVID-19; total climbs to more than 20,607 cases, 338 deaths

More than 12K positive cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

  Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months

When Biden emerged on Monday, he wore a face mask, in contrast to President Donald Trump, who has refused to cover his face in public as health officials suggest.

Sheriff responds to crowded bars, restaurants at Lake of the Ozarks

Missouri’s statewide stay-at-home order expired earlier this month, but an order from the state health director requires six-foot social distancing until at least the end of May.

UN virus therapy trial pauses hydroxychloroquine testing

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that in light of a paper published last week in the Lancet that showed people taking hydroxychloroquine were at higher risk of death and heart problems, there would be “a temporary pause” on the hydroxychloroquine arm of its global clinical trial.

  High prices at grocery stores and supply chain disruptions expected to persist

Americans looking to get outside this holiday weekend, maybe fire up the grill, should be prepared to see high prices at grocery stores, especially cookout staples like ground beef and chicken.

  Carbondale holds virtual Memorial Day Ceremony on social media

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

  Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from N.C. governor

  Legion at the Lake: Crowds pack Lake of the Ozarks amid pandemic

  Solemn rituals carry on with new precautions at Arlington National Cemetery

Mo. DHSS: Continue social distancing, new COVID-19 cases detected

More Kentucky businesses reopen

Hair salons and barbershops can start seeing clients again, but only at 33 percent capacity.

  1st deadlines approach for laid-off workers to get health insurance

The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that nearly 27 million workers and family members had lost job-based health coverage as of the start of this month.

  Memorial Day weekend draws crowds -- and triggers warnings

The U.S. is continuing a cautious state-by-state reopening, even as the president urged states to relax their lockdowns during the Memorial Day weekend.

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil

The White House announced a ban on travel to the U.S. from Brazil due to the spread of coronavirus.

No fans, no problem: Some Coca-Cola 600 fans turn out anyway

Spectators weren't allowed inside Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCARs longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. But that didn't stop some fans from making the trip and listening to the roar of engines from an an independently owned motorhome campground a few hundred yards from the track.

  US Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns

With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale.

  People take advantage of state park openings, weather

We found many people out at Trail of Tears State Park in Cape Girardeau County where they were hiking, swimming, fishing and enjoying being out, all while taking social distancing into consideration.

  Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

People around the country are struggling to find ways to honor fallen heroes on a Memorial Day like no other, with people avoiding crowds to prevent the spread of the virus.

3,102 people have recovered in Ky, out of 8,571 total positive COVID-19 cases

There have been 8,571 total cases in Kentucky.

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

There have been two deaths, and 46 recoveries in the county.

Jackson County Health Department reports 15 new cases of COVID-19

44 active cases are currently being managed.

CDC, states’ reporting of virus test data causes confusion

Public health officials say robust testing for the coronavirus is essential to safely lifting stay-at-home orders and business closures, but states are creating confusion in the way they are reporting the data.

2,508 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,508 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 67 additional deaths on May 24.

681 COVID-19 related deaths in Mo.

On May 24 the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 11,988 cases of COVID-19.

  Trump’s pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall. He's asking them to trust him when it comes to an economic recovery.

Bi-County Health confirms 2nd COVID-19 related death

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reports that a second Williamson County resident has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

4th COVID-19 positive patient dead after Dexter, Mo. nursing home outbreak

A fourth positive patient has died after a COVID-19 outbreak at Crowley Ridge Care Center.

  FDA commissioner urges Americans to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines over Memorial Day weekend

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding Americans to remain vigilant against the coronavirus.

More Fort Campbell soldiers return home after providing support for COVID-19 relief in Northeast US

Around 40 soldiers stationed at Fort Campbell returned home Saturday after helping COVID-19 relief efforts in the Northeast United States.

  White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days. It's not going to happen.

  Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

The U.S. has been the hardest hit country, with more than 96,000 deaths among 1.6 million confirmed cases.

Southern Seven Health Department 2 new COVID-19 related deaths in the region

Both individuals were from Union County.

Trump plays golf for 1st time since the coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American society. His return to the course was the latest sign that he wants the country back to pre-outbreak ti

One more Cape Girardeau County resident tests positive for COVID-19

Two people have died, and 46 have recovered.

8,571 total positive COVID-19 cases reported in Ky.

As of May 23, there have been 8,426 total COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

107,796 cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

On May 23 the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 107,796 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois.

8 new COVID-19 cases in Jackson County, Ill.

The Jackson County Health Department was notified of eight new COVID-19 cases.

  Mo. hair stylist works while symptomatic, tests positive for coronavirus

Between May 12 and May 20, a stylist at a Great Clips came in contact with 84 clients and seven coworkers, who now all will be tested for the coronavirus.

Mo. continues refinements to COVID-19 dashboard

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is continuing to refine how COVID-19 testing data is reported in an effort to ensure clarity, accuracy and transparency to citizens.

Trump’s disconnect with DC widens during viral pandemic

The capital city’s coronavirus death rate is higher than all but four states: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Top UN official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic

Izumi Nakamitsu told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that “there have also been worrying reports of attacks against health care organizations and medical research facilities worldwide.”

Tennessee coronavirus cases top 19,300 with 433-case increase, 315 deaths reported statewide

Tennessee health officials have confirmed COVID-19 cases have topped 19,300 statewide, reporting a 433-case increase since Thursday afternoon.

Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection

Hertz and its subsidiaries will continue to operate, according to a release from the company. Hertz's principal international operating regions and franchised locations are not included in the filing, the statement said.

  One Heartland jail makes changes to keep everyone safe

Cape Girardeau County Jail taking precautions

Ex-Hoya, ex-Knick, current Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has COVID

Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.

Cape Girardeau County Health Department reports one new case of COVID-19

In the county there have been 57 cases. 46 have recovered and two have died.

Randolph County Officials report 4 new cases of COVID-19

The positivity rate is 18.2 percent.

Graves County Health Department announces 5 new cases of COVID-19

So far, there have been 156 cases in the county.

Jackson County Officials report seven new cases of COVID-19, seven new recoveries

Twenty-four active cases are currently being managed.

  Marion, Ill. mayor issues order to help bring back local business

Marion Mayor Mike Absher relaxes city ordinances to allow additional outdoor dining.

Universal Orlando sets reopening date

The resort said it will begin welcoming guests again on June 5.

Checking in with Jordin Wyatt

As a precaution and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Jordin Wyatt and other KFVS employees are working from home.

Uber Eats rolls out more ‘Family Style Meals’

A full rollout in the United States and Canada will come by June.

No new COVID-19 cases or recoveries in Perry County

Currently, there are 40 residents who have tested positive.

More than 3K COVID-19 recoveries in Ky.

Currently, 8,426 Kentuckians have tested positive for the virus, including 391 deaths and 3,069 recoveries.

IDES to notify applicants who may have had information viewed by another individual due to PUA system issues

The information could have included names, social security numbers, and street addresses associated with PUA claims.

SEC to allow football workouts on campus beginning June 8

The SEC’s announcement Friday is the latest sign that a college football season will be launched in some form this fall.

Free COVID-19 testing for Pemiscot Co., Mo. residents

The testing site will be a drive-thru, so no one will have to get out of their vehicle.

Bollinger County reports 6 total COVID-19 cases

Four, so far, have recovered.

Southern Seven Health Department reports 6 newly recovered cases, 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the region

To date, there are 78 residents from the region who have recovered.

Gov. Pritzker announces plan to reopen child care facilities in Ill.

Currently, 105,444 Illinoisans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 4,715 deaths.

More than 11K positive cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a total of 11,558 positive cases in the state on Friday, May 22.

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March for the first time ever to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

  Trump deems churches ‘essential,’ calls for them to reopen

Many governments — even those where the virus is still on the rise — say they have to shift their focus to saving jobs that are vanishing as quickly as the disease can spread.

Community COVID-19 sampling to be conducted throughout Mo., including in Cape Girardeau Co.

Six more counties in Missouri, including ones in the Heartland, will host community sampling events.

Matthew McConaughey delivers 110K face masks to hospitals in rural Texas

The actor is out delivering personal protective equipment to rural Texas hospitals.

  Big study casts more doubt on malaria drugs for coronavirus

Friday’s report in the journal Lancet is not a rigorous test of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, but it is by far the largest look at their use in real world settings, spanning 671 hospitals on six continents.

  Livestreaming this weekend: Memorial Day, Harry Potter and Gibson guitars

The National Memorial Day Concert, Gibson Guitar's new show and a Harry Potter-themed play get a virtual premiere.