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    SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Department has confirmed eight additional local deaths in connection with the COVID-19 virus. The victims are an 89-year-old female that died December 31, a 67-year-old male that died January 2, a 76-year old male that died January 4, an 82-year-old female that died January 8, 88-year-old...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Omicron surge of the COVID-19 pandemic have peaked in Chicago, after surging to record levels in early January, the city’s top doctor announced Wednesday afternoon. “I am very, very pleased to say that we have formally passed the Omicron peak here in the city of Chicago,” Chicago Department of Public Health...
    Federal officials have charged a 40-year-old woman for her role in attempting to steal nearly $2 million in COVID-19 unemployment benefits during the pandemic. Yohauris Rodriguez Hernandez was arrested in Orange County on Wednesday, Jan. 19 in Goshen and now faces a host of federal charges in connection to her role in a COVID-19 unemployment...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 has neared 12,000 as the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to bedevil the state, according to data posted Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The data showed that 11,839 inpatients had COVID-19, up from 10,893 in a Tuesday...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of fraudulently collecting more than $1.3 million in COVID-19 relief funds has been sentenced to five years in prison. Johnson Eustache, of Palm Bay, was sentenced Tuesday in Orlando federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in August to wire fraud and aiding and assisting...
    Breast milk does not appear to pass a COVID-19 infection from a mother to a baby, a study found. In a University of California, San Diego, study of breast milk samples from 110 women who either tested positive or had coronavirus symptoms, only seven contained COVID-19 DNA. These DNA strains did not contain any...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Teachers are in short supply in Illinois.Right now, there are more than 2,000 open positions at districts across the state.Mark Klaisner, president of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents, joined ABC7 Chicago Wednesday to talk more about it.RELATED: Substitute teacher shortage has Chicago Public Schools principals getting creative to cover classesFor the...
    Republicans say they will not comply with a new request from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff that members of the committee show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before joining a regular meeting to conduct business. “Chairman Schiff believes the members of Congress should be tested just to show up for work, and...
    (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday that Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to the larger government funding bill, which could complicate Republican support for the broader legislative package. "We are working very closely with Rosa DeLauro on the omnibus bill," she said after the House Democrats' weekly meeting, referencing the Connecticut Democratic...
    By Deidre McPhillips | CNN Both vaccination and prior infection help protect against new Covid-19 infections, but vaccination protects against hospitalization significantly more than natural immunity from prior infection alone, according to a study published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers analyzed the risk of Covid-19 infection and hospitalization among...
    (CNN)Americans can now sign up to get free home Covid-19 tests from the federal government. Though the website formally debuted on Wednesday, the Biden administration quietly launched it the day before. Orders began pouring in immediately.The program is part of the administration's effort to increase testing amid the nationwide surge of the Omicron variant. The...
    (CNN)Both vaccination and prior infection help protect against new Covid-19 infections, but vaccination protects against hospitalization significantly more than natural immunity from prior infection alone, according to a study published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers analyzed the risk of Covid-19 infection and hospitalization among four groups of individuals: vaccinated...
    Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserFeehery: DC will become the inverse of West Berlin The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat The Hill's Morning Report: Biden takes it on the chin MORE (D) on Tuesday announced that the city would be adding eight COVID-19 centers...
    DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A member of the Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps and healthcare staff members at Crozer Hospital in Delaware County will provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic response. The press conference will be streamed on CBSN Philly and is expected to begin at 2 p.m. What: Delaware County...
    Czech folk singer Hana Horka, 57, died on Sunday of COVID-19 after she willingly contracted the virus in an attempt to self-immunize. Horka was attempting to make herself immune to COVID-19 by getting infected as an alternative to receiving the vaccine, the singer's son Jan Rek told Prague Morning. Horka was the...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House of Representatives has canceled voting for the week because lawmakers and staff have COVID-19, are close contacts or are awaiting test results. The chamber typically holds session on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. READ MORE: Suspended Ferris State University Professor Threatens To Sue If He's Not ReinstatedHouse Speaker Jason...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Wednesday that key COVID-19 restrictions in the United Kingdom will be dropped as early as next week as the politician faces calls to resign. Johnson addressed Parliament, announcing that measures such as mandated public mask-wearing, COVID-19 passports, and enforced self-isolation, all part of the country's "Plan B" COVID-19...
    As a result of COVID-19 and staffing shortages, 16 schools in Montgomery County will move to virtual learning, according to district officials. The schools will begin a period of virtual learning from Jan. 20 through Jan. 29. They will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 31, Montgomery County Public Schools said. The schools are:...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Tampa-area man who collected over $800,000 in COVID-19 relief funds has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison for fraudulently collecting the funds. Louis Thornton III, 63, of St. Petersburg, was sentenced Friday in Tampa federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in September to wire...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A little more than 3,000 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19 as hospitalizations and the statewide positivity rate continue to dip, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Health. Hospitalizations fell by nine over the past 24 hours, bringing the total of COVID-19 patients in Maryland to 3,051. Of those...
    (CNN)Peggy Matthews-Forney cannot believe that, unlike private insurers, Medicare is not reimbursing senior citizens for the home Covid-19 tests they buy at retailers."As a Medicare enrollee, I am enraged," said the retired industry strategist from Denver, noting that more than three-quarters of Covid-19 deaths in the US are among the elderly. "If anyone needs to...
    Nightclubs will reopen and limits on hospitality come to an end as all of Scotland's Omicron coronavirus restrictions are lifted next Monday.  The changes - first introduced to slow the spread of the Omicron variant - will take place from 24 January, as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the country is on a "downward slope" of infections. ...
    The light at the end of the winter COVID-19 surge could be fast approaching on Long Island as the region continues to see improved numbers as the calendar inches further away from the holidays.  The seven-day average percentage of positive test results on Long Island continued its decline over the holiday weekend, from 19.29 percent...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A surge in coronavirus cases has been reported in the Bay Area and across California as well as the country due in part to the emergence of the highly-contagious omicron variant.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S....
    “I think people do have a certain fear out there that this booster thing is going to be like every two or three months and everyone’s going to have to go and get a booster. And I don’t think we have the answer to that yet,” Ryan admitted. Media briefing on #COVID19 with...
    By: Patrick Damp/KDKA-TV WASHINGTON (KDKA) – Free, at-home, rapid COVID-19 testing can be ordered online. READ MORE: Fire Damages Several Businesses In Greene CountyThe White House has launched its website – COVIDtest.gov. Wednesday was slated to be the official launch but White House leaders say it began working in a limited capacity on Tuesday. However,...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Data from the Metropolitan Council shows COVID-19 prevalence in metro area wastewater is declining after a recent peak. The Metropolitan Council says the data is coming from the Metro treatment plant in St. Paul, which serves a large portion of the seven-county metro area. Reported virus cases in the region...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden is holding a press conference today, only a day before the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. The conference comes on the same day The White House's new website offering free Covid tests goes live. 2President Joe Biden is holding a press conference today at 4pm. What time is Joe Biden speaking today?...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia health officials will hold a COVID-19 response update. The press conference is expected to begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed on CBSN Philly. What: The City of Philadelphia will hold a virtual briefing to provide an update on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic Who: Philadelphia...
    (CNN)I'm a coffee person, but if you prefer starting your mornings with orange juice, I have some sour news. OJ prices are surging because the orange crop this year is set to be the smallest in more than 75 years. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your...
    BUDPAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The leader of Hungary’s political opposition said Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 amid a surge in cases fueled by the highly transmissible omicron variant. Peter Marki-Zay, an independent conservative who will represent a six-party opposition coalition in the parliamentary election in April, said on his Facebook page that...
    WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online.The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for "every home in the U.S." to access an order form run by the U.S. Postal Service. People can...
    (CNN)The new government website where people can order free Covid-19 at-home rapid antigen tests is up and running. With just names and addresses, families can go to COVIDtests.gov and request up to four free tests to be delivered to their homes.The website comes online as the Biden administration faces growing pressure to fix the coronavirus...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Ambridge Area High School and Middle School will be closed for one week. The closure goes into effect as of Wednesday morning. In a letter shared with parents and families, Superintendent Joseph Pasquerilla says the district was advised to close...
    (Getty Images) Miami-Dade County is coordinating closely with health care partners, the local health department and private partners to vaccinate members of our community against the coronavirus.  You can receive the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot at any Miami-Dade County COVID-19 vaccine site, as well as at pharmacies and community clinics. Minors between the ages of...
    (Getty Images)   Miami-Dade County offers free testing for COVID-19 at drive-thru, walk-in and mobile sites. CLICK HERE TO FIND A TESTING SITE NEAR YOU IN MIAMI-DADE. Test site operations have expanded in Broward to meet increased demand. CLICK HERE TO FIND A TESTING SITE NEAR YOU IN BROWARD. In Monroe County, positive COVID-19...
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — Hospitals across the region are getting help from the state by filling the need with extra beds and staff. Marshall Hospital in Placerville has the space to care for patients, but Chief Nursing Officer Cindy Rice explained they struggle when it comes to staffing. READ MORE: Man, 26, Suspected Of Attacking Ceres...
                 Despite continued panic from some of America’s COVID-19 officials, and even though the Omicron variant caused cases to skyrocket, Ohio’s seven day average for deaths is not much higher than it has been throughout the entire pandemic. As of January 17, Ohio’s seven-day average for COVID-19 was 121 deaths, or 17.2 deaths per...
    An man being kept alive by a ventilator at a hospital in Minnesota following a severe case of COVID-19 was moved to a care facility in Texas after a judge issued a restraining order barring the hospital from turning off his machine, according to reports.  Scott Quiner, 55, of Buffalo, Minnesota, had been in the...
    Before Republicanism turned full cult, being credibly accused of sex trafficking was typically seen as a career ender. Not these days. In the news today: There's a new federal website for ordering COVID-19 tests. A bit of light has been shed on why one liberal Supreme Court justice has been hearing oral arguments remotely rather...
    A new bill that passed the D.C. council on Tuesday will require public schools to notify parents if a student in their child’s class has tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours. “We are just asking that it happen more quickly,” said At-Large Council member Robert C. White Jr., who introduced the emergency legislation. “Because...
    (CBS Detroit) — Walgreens is partnering with the University of Michigan, expanding access to the COVID-19 booster and flu shots. The new clinics open Wednesday through Friday. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Bursley Hall Blue Market Dining Room Thursday, Jan. 20, Michigan Union room 2210ABC Friday, Jan. 21, Michigan Union room 2210ABC All three locations...
    Democrats abuse children with mask mandates, COVID-19 fear-mongering, racial agitation marketed as “critical race theory,” and “transgender” ideology, Dr. Ben Carson, retired pediatric neurosurgeon, former Housing and Urban Development secretary, and Secretary and founder of the American Cornerstone Institute, said on Tuesday’s edition of the Breitbart News Daily podcast with special guest host Jerome Hudson....
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – The number of COVID-positive patients in Orange County hospitals declined slightly Tuesday, but the number of those patients in intensive care increased. There are 1,197 people with the coronavirus in county hospitals, down from 1,202 on Monday, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. But the number of COVID patients...
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson was added to the NHL’s COVID- 19 protocol bringing the total number of players to five, the team announced Tuesday. Assistant coach Geoff Ward and video coach Joe Piscotty also entered the protocol. READ MORE: Woman Shot Dead While Driving In Harbor GatewayUnder NHL rules, when someone...
    STANFORD — Hundreds of people have signed a petition urging Stanford University to repeal its mandate that all students and staff get a booster shot before the end of the month. Nearly 1,600 people have signed the petition started by Stanford PhD candidate Monte Fischer a week ago asking the school to take back its...
    (CBS4)- Season 33 of “The Amazing Race” has already been a wild ride and it’s only just begun. The Race started filming in 2020 but was forced to take a 19-month hiatus due to the coronavirus. On Wednesday, January 19th the teams will gather in Switzerland to restart the race after the longest pit stop...