Coronavirus

  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.

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

Daily COVID-19 cases in Ohio climb to 7,729, thousands pending

4,335 new COVID-19 cases reported in Indiana

Court of appeals sides with Gov. Beshear to keep private, religious schools closed for in-person instruction

Gov. Beshear announced 2,437 new COVID cases ‘We have come so far and we are almost there’

Ohio surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 cases

Indiana reports 4,535 new COVID-19 cases, 66 deaths

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

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving

Holiday brings Kentucky’s largest daily case increase of pandemic

  Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

Ohio’s oldest death-row inmate likely died from coronavirus

Ohio nears 400K total COVID-19 cases; 17K new cases over past two days

  US colleges mull new virus protocols for students’ return

The coronavirus presented huge challenges for the fall semester for U.S. colleges that opened the academic year with in-person learning, including some that took a battering from outbreaks.

Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

The company has been limiting attendance at its parks and changing protocols to allow for social distancing.

Indiana reports 5,700 COVID-19 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health, IDSH, reported 5,700 COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of cases since March 6 to 324,537.

Butler, Clermont jails suspended from transferring inmates to state prisons due to COVID-19

Ohio ranks third in the country with the most deaths in prison during the coronavirus pandemic

  Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

Indiana reports more than 6K new COVID-19 cases

  Supreme Court blocks NY coronavirus limits on houses of worship

  Schools struggle to stay open as quarantines sideline staff

Ohio Department of Health issues COVID-19 travel advisory for 16 states (updated map)

  Texas grandparents mail life-sized cutouts to family for holidays

Kentucky religious schools can resume in-person learning with Federal Court ruling

Religious schools can return to in-person learning immediately.

  Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household.

Pandemic postpones national math, reading tests until 2022

Federal officials say national reading and math tests used to track what U.S. students know are being postponed from next year to 2022 over concerns about whether such testing would be feasible or produce valid results amid the pandemic.

More than 3K new COVID-19 cases reported in Kentucky

Boone County is among the counties with the highest number of new cases, according to Gov. Beshear.

  AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

  Demand for travel nurses increasing in Ohio, nationwide

The need for traveling nurses across the country has increased drastically because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  27 veterans die in COVID-19 outbreak at Illinois VA home

State officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans nursing home in rural Illinois that has infected nearly 200 residents and staff, and killed 27 veterans.

  Passengers filter through CVG ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

Changes have been made to the airport to make passengers feel more comfortable over Thanksgiving.

  Picture of US economy is worrisome as virus inflicts damage

A flurry of data released Wednesday suggested that the spread of the virus is intensifying the threats to an economy still struggling to recover from the deep recession that struck in early spring.

Ohio reports largest daily jump in COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 hospitalizations are at an all-time high, with 417 new hospital admissions Wednesday.

More than 6K new COVID-19 cases in Indiana

Health officials say that brings the total number of cases in Indiana to 312,521.

Hamilton County begins to see ‘plateau’ in coronavirus cases

The county saw an increase of 3,865 cases in one week.

  27 COVID deaths at Illinois vets nursing home prompts probe

The department on Tuesday requested an independent probe into the facility, which was the focus of a state Senate committee virtual hearing on the outbreak.

  EU says first coronavirus vaccinations possible by Christmas

A top European Union official is appealing to the 27 member countries to urgently prepare logistical chains to handle the rollout of hundreds of millions of vaccine doses.

  Doctor simulates COVID-19 patient’s last moments to encourage virus precautions

The doctor encourages everyone to take precautions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing.

Local restaurant owner announces winter shut-down in scathing social media post

"[We] hoped that our fellow humans had the sense to wear their damn masks, to socially distance and to look out for one another."

  Plasma supplies dwindling at Hoxworth Blood Center

Doctors are pleading for donations from those who have survived COVID-19.

  Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges anew

Restaurant owners — most of whom underwent shutdowns in the spring and summer — are finding the new round of closings challenging as colder weather sets in.

  Ohio expected to get first batch of COVID-19 vaccine by mid-December, DeWine says

DeWine said there has been a 59% increase in hospitalizations compared to just two weeks ago.

  2,690 new COVID cases in Kentucky, governor says to keep Thanksgiving ‘as small as you can’

Tuesday's case report represents the 9th-highest daily increase of the pandemic.

  Hotel workers struggle amid coronavirus resurgence

Many properties remain closed, and thousands of people that worked in hospitality are unemployed. With the holidays approaching, the impact is even more painful.

More than 100 new COVID-19 deaths, 5K cases reported in Indiana

Three counties in the FOX19 NOW viewing reported COVID-19 new deaths.

  Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away

Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal.

Ohio’s grace period to renew an expired driver’s license or registration extended to July 2021

The grace period enacted for Ohio drivers with an expired license or outdated registration during the coronavirus pandemic is soon coming to an end.

  COVID-19 reality: A skeptic’s story

Many viewers say they’re tired of hearing reports of coronavirus numbers and dire warnings from health officials. Perhaps you should hear it from a COVID patient, struggling to breathe in the ICU.

  International flyers may soon need to get coronavirus vaccinations

International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly.

  Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans not to travel or spend the holiday with people outside their household.

  Federal prisons to prioritize staff to receive virus vaccine

The federal prison system will be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

  Atrium pulls administrative staff to help nurses amid COVID-19 pandemic

When things like gloves and masks are running low it doesn’t take a nursing degree to grab a new box or make sure supplies aren’t running low.

  Locals lining up to get tested for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving

Health officials warn not to get complacent even if you test negative: “It’s only a snapshot in time"

  3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

AstraZeneca is the third major drug company to report late-stage results for a potential COVID-19 vaccine as the world anxiously waits for scientific breakthroughs that will bring an end to a pandemic that has wrought economic devastation and resulted in nearly 1.4 million confirmed deaths.

  5x increase in COVID-19 cases in NKY counties since October

Kentucky reported 2,135 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, five new deaths Monday.

  Middletown issues health advisory amid surge of COVID-19 cases

City officials are urging people to follow certain steps to prevent the spread of the virus

Indiana reports 5,606 new COVID-19 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health, ISDH, reported 5,606 new COVID-19 cases as of Sunday.

  Ohio reports record 11K new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations continue to rise

Ohio has seen a 59% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the last two weeks.

  Shops, gyms to reopen in England under new COVID-19 plan

British Prime Boris Johnson confirmed to lawmakers Monday the government will lift the stay-at-home instruction on Dec. 2.

Nighttown customer leaves $3,000 tip ahead of club’s second COVID-related closure

A customer orders a Stella and leaves $3000 for the staff to help them as Nighttown in Cleveland Heights shuts down for a second time due to COVID concerns

Hoxworth Blood Center needs COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors

The blood center has seen a sharp increase in the demand for convalescent plasma with the rise in cases.

  Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption

The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species.

  Regal owner Cineworld secures financial help until hoped-for reopening

Cineworld, which last month closed its cinemas in the U.S. and the U.K., has secured more than $750 million of new financing that it hopes will see it through the coronavirus pandemic.

  Military steps in to help in El Paso hospitals amid devastating COVID-19 surge

With El Paso hospitals and ICUs over capacity since last month due to one of the worst COVID-19 surges in the country, three Air Force medical teams have spent the past two weeks deployed to aid in the fight.

Drive-by parades, virtual tree trimmings: Ohio Department of Health releases holiday guidelines

The Department of Health released guidelines for 17 holidays.

  Steps to take to avoid online shopping scams

Deloitte has estimated a 25 to 35% increase in online holiday shopping in 2020.

Ohio reports 8,133 new COVID-19 cases with thousands still pending

Ohio Department of Health officials say the total amount of reported cases is 351,419.

Indiana reports 6,239 COVID-19 cases, a slight drop from Friday

There are 295,357 total cases in the Hoosier state, health officials reported.

  First US immunizations for COVID-19 could arrive on Dec. 12

The head of the U.S. effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine says the first immunizations could happen on Dec. 12.

Macy’s flagship store honors essential workers with holiday window displays

The display for this challenging year - with the theme "Give, Love and Believe" - honors frontline workers who have performed so heroically during the pandemic.

  Wrong text strangers hold mini Thanksgiving to honor loved one who died from COVID-19

An Arizona grandmother and her grandson by choice have celebrated Thanksgiving together since they met through an accidental text message in 2016.

  FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received

U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month.

Thanksgiving may be canceled but one family has found a way to celebrate at a distance

After COVID-19 canceled their plans, a Tri-State family is driving all over the city bringing Thanksgiving cheer.

Nearly 8K new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio

Health officials say 7,863 new cases were reported - down by 945 cases since Friday.

Indiana reports nearly 7K new COVID-19 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health, ISDH, reported 6,983 positive COVID-19 cases as of Friday, which is slightly higher than the previous day.

3 Cincinnati Metro bus operators test positive for COVID-19

Three Metro bus operators tested positive for COVID-19, Cincinnati Metro officials said in a press release Saturday.

  Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool reception even in statehouses that have seen outbreaks of the virus or where Republican governors have issued statewide mandates.

  Tenn. woman delivers baby while hospitalized with COVID-19

Now she’s sharing her experience with others and hopes they take the warning serious.

  Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest since the calamitous spring in and around New York City.

COVID testing surges in Tri-State as holidays approach

With holidays approaching, many are getting tested before gathering with a small group of family members.

Kentucky sets new case record, ‘exponential’ growth of COVID-19 continues

Boone and Kenton counties reported some of the largest case increases Friday.