Coronavirus

  Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared

Health experts had warned that it was only a matter of time before deaths turned upward, given the record-breaking surge in cases engulfing the country.

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

UC extends fan attendance policy for rest of football season

  French doctor warns his country has ‘lost control’ of virus

Sanitizing spray introduced by Procter &Gamble used to kill COVID-19 approved by EPA

  CDC highlights safety tips for in-person voting amid pandemic

Local bar closed for extra cleaning after group refused to follow COVID-19 protocol

  New US virus cases top 83,700 for 2nd day in row

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Cincinnati bar cited for violating Gov. DeWine’s alcohol curfew

Gov. Beshear, family announces they are cleared from quarantine

  US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

  Fauci suggests nationwide mask requirement as virus numbers climb

  Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

Metro riders should monitor their health after bus driver’s positive COVID-19 test

University of Dayton student passed away due to complications from COVID-19

A freshman at the University of Dayton has passed away apparently due to complications from COVID-19.

  Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid virus surge

Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 41 million people and killed more than 1.1 million, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.

  Greater Cincinnati sees highest number of hospitalizations since pandemic start, officials say

Hamilton County is going in the direction when two weeks from now, there will be 450 new cases a day, one official said.

  Video tells Ohioans ‘Don’t let up' in battle against COVID-19

“All it takes to start a chain reaction is to let up. Don’t let up."

  Code Ninjas: Educating parents, kids about risks of more screen time

Lebanon’s horse drawn carriage parade canceled due to COVID-19

Why you should wait to get tested for coronavirus

  FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: the antiviral remdesivir

  US regulators seek advice on thorny issues as vaccines near

  Southwest to resume selling every seat on flights

  Europe faces more curfews, restrictions as virus cases swell

From Italy to the United Kingdom, nations are trying to get a handle on a surging pandemic.

  1,330 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, 17 new deaths

Hospitalization data continues to worsen.

  Ohio reports highest single day COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Of the 10 highest days of new cases reported, eight have occurred in the past nine days.

  What it’s like to lose sense of smell, taste due to COVID

Some of those suffering from that symptom say they can feel its effects even months after their original diagnosis.

  Middle schooler threatened with arrest for missing less than 2 hours of virtual class

The school principal says the incident is the result of new California guidelines which require districts to keep a closer eye on student attendance.

  House bill would lift Ohio’s 10 p.m. ‘last call’ order

The bill is co-sponsored by a Butler County Republican.

Volunteer in AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial dies in Brazil

It wasn’t clear whether the volunteer received the vaccine or a placebo shot.

Gov. Beshear confirms second-highest number of new COVID cases and deaths in Ky.

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday reported 1,487 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 more deaths.

  CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

The CDC advises anyone who has been in close contact with a COVID-19 patient to quarantine for two weeks.

  Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

Hospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff.

  2 southeast Indiana counties in red level of state’s COVID-19 advisory map

For a county to be in the red level, a county must have 200 or more weekly COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents and a 15% or higher on seven-day all tests positivity rate.

66 new deaths, a record-breaking 2,366 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said 5,149 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 188,005 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kids

Multiple vaccine candidates are in final-stage studies in tens of thousands of adults, and scientists are hopeful that the next few months will bring evidence that at least some of them are safe and effective enough for widespread use.

9 low-cost ways to make virtual learning easier for kids

These items, all under $15, can help make distance learning more appealing to even the youngest learners.

  Hamilton Co.: Number of daily positive cases highest since pandemic began

According to the Ohio Department of Health, there are 16,234 cases and 338 deaths.

10 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales will be in place for a while, Gov. DeWine says

DeWine said earlier this month he was considering changing or getting rid of the last call order.

  Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

Republicans are reconvening the Senate this week to vote on a virus proposal, but it’s a bill that failed once before, and that Trump himself now derides as too puny.

  Blood from sickest COVID-19 patients makes best plasma therapy treatment

The sicker a patient is with the virus, the stronger the antibody response seems to be.

  California will allow fans at pro sports but not Disneyland

California will let fans back in outdoor stadiums for pro sporting events in counties with low coronavirus infection rates but isn’t ready to allow Disneyland and other major theme parks to reopen, the state’s top health official said Tuesday.

  Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus

New virus cases in the U.S. have surged in recent weeks from a daily average of about 42,000 in early October to about 58,000 — the highest level since late July.

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer worker counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by the New School university in New York City.

Ohio outlines plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

Ohio's draft plan to distribute the vaccine is broken down into four phases

  Kentucky to resume ‘surge preparations’ as hospital admissions rise

Plans to increase the state's hospital bed capacity were shelved early in the pandemic. Now they may be needed again.

  UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

Imperial College London says the study involves healthy volunteers aged 18 to 30.

  Ohio reports highest single-day total of COVID-19 hospitalizations

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted will give an update on the status of the coronavirus response.

  CDC: ‘Strong recommendation’ but no rule for masks on planes

The CDC says masks should be worn by all passengers and workers on planes, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-sharing vehicles. That includes in airports and at subway and bus stations.

  Family asks for prayers after Tri-State football coach hospitalized with pneumonia, COVID-19 symptoms

His wife said it started with a cough, but it didn't get better and he eventually had to be hospitalized.

  AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: US trust in COVID-19 information down

Experts in health, science and political communication said they see three reasons for the drop in trust: fear, politics and the public watching science messily forming in real time.

  Target announces new round of bonuses for employees amid pandemic

Target is planning to pay out $70 million in bonuses to workers as the retail giant moves into the busy holiday shopping season.

2 Cincinnati theaters canceling upcoming holiday productions

They also announced they will be postponing the re-opening of their mainstage seasons of plays.

  New studies show possible heart risks after recovering from COVID-19

Two recent studies suggest heart damage among those infected by COVID-19 may be more widespread.

  California won’t allow virus vaccines without state approval

The governor said the state wants its own independent review no matter who wins the presidential election next month.

  What you need to know about herd immunity

Up to this point, more than 200,000 people have died in the United States and not even 10% of the population has been infected.

  647 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Monday, 9 new deaths

The case report is Kentucky's highest for a Monday since the beginning of the pandemic.

  Pfizer: Mid-November earliest it can seek virus vaccine OK

The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech are among several leading candidates in final testing.

  Warren Co. up to level 3 on state’s COVID-19 advisory alert map

Warren County is now in the third level of the state's advisory map.

Tri-State school cancels remainder of football season after positive COVID-19 test

The school announced on Monday a coach on the high school team tested positive for COVID-19.

  CVS Health to hire 15,000 workers ahead of flu season

The company needs help administering COVID-19 tests and flu shots.

  Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 40 million; new strategies target hot spots

Authorities are trying to avoid a dreaded resurgence of illness and deaths, this time with economies weakened from earlier lockdowns and populations chafing at the idea of renewed restrictions.

  China’s economy accelerates as virus recovery gains strength

China’s shaky economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls and auto dealerships while the United States and Europe endure painful contractions.

  Middletown students return to in-person learning

Students have been remote learning at home since the fall semester began Aug. 17

  Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported?

After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a new challenge: keeping track of the results.

  Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quarantine rules make planning difficult.

Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19

University of Florida head football coach Dan Mullen said in a statement on Twitter Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn’t see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.

Kentucky Department for Public Health announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution draft plan

The Kentucky Department of Public Health announced Friday a first draft plan for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to local health departments and organizations.

  Cold weather could put a damper on outdoor dining

We’ve been fortunate to have warm weather for a majority of the month, but cold weather is right around the corner.

  Southwest Ohio running out of time on COVID surge, governor says

"Ohioans have stepped up in the past. It's time to do it again."

Thanksgiving food distribution at Freestore Foodbank changing due to COVID-19

Customers can shop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Broadway shutdown hurting actors, theater workers

The pandemic has turned out the lights on Broadway with no productions scheduled now until next May.

  WHO study finds remdesivir didn’t help COVID-19 patients

The World Health Organization announced the long-awaited results of a six-month trial that endeavored to see if existing drugs might have an effect on the coronavirus.

  Virus at ‘turning point’ in Europe, hitting at-risk groups

Doctors are warning that Europe is at a turning point as the coronavirus surges back across the continent, including among vulnerable people, and governments try to impose restrictions without locking whole economies down.

Mayor Cranley announces plan for Greater Cincinnati Water Works customers

He said there will be no shutoffs until May 1, 2021.

  ISOLATED: States begin to allow nursing home visitors but face PPE shortages, logistical questions

Some nursing homes are beginning to allow visitors, but hundreds report to the federal government that they are experiencing staff shortages or have no protective masks in their supplies.

  Cincinnati Children’s enrolls first teen in promising COVID vaccine trial

The prestigious hospital is one of just five in the country dosing young people in vaccine trials.

Aircraft ventilation systems don’t spread viruses, DOD study says

The Department of Defense research concluded aircraft ventilation systems are effective at removing COVID-19 from the air.

Senate bill introduced to repeal Ohio’s 10 p.m. alcohol curfew

The bi-partisan bill has three local co-sponsors and would take effect immediately upon passage.

  Kentucky’s COVID surge continues, but some parts of state hit worse than others

“Fall is here, and winter is coming,” the governor warned. “This is the time where we either succeed or fail.”