Coronavirus

  West Chester Hospital’s frontline healthcare workers grateful for anonymous ‘thank you’ notes

“The level of just selflessness, like, ‘Hey we’re thinking of you,’ or, ‘Hey we thank you,’ ...It means so much.”

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  Chick-fil-A manager called in to help drive-thru back up at COVID-19 vaccine site

Feds withheld info on virus cases following executions

Kentucky’s first known UK coronavirus variants are from same NKY county

  Middletown School District teachers, staff receive COVID-19 vaccine

  Virus will kill many more, White House projects as briefings resume

  Ohio’s curfew to change Thursday, governor’s office says

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  CDC: In-person learning safe with precautions

4 southeast Indiana counties removed from state’s highest COVID-19 threat level

Tri-State girl battling brain cancer tests positive for COVID-19

  California university rolls out COVID test vending machines

COVID-19 vaccines continue ‘to be a challenge’ in Hamilton Co., commissioner says

  Cancer survivor, 72, struggling to get COVID-19 vaccination in Pa.

Tri-State hospitals acknowledge use of ‘morgue trucks’ during winter surge

Hospitalizations are falling in Cincinnati and across Ohio, but deaths remain high.

  Democrats prep Biden’s virus aid package with or without GOP

The fast-moving events on Capitol Hill come as Biden's team at the White House is meeting privately with lawmakers to develop a bipartisan package, in line with his “unity” agenda.

2 cases of UK coronavirus variant reported in Kentucky

The new variant raises the stakes for Kentucky's vaccine rollout just as the federal government has promised more doses.

  US surging vaccine to states amid complaints of shortages

The Biden administration is giving states an approximately 17% boost in vaccine next week following complaints around the U.S. of shortages so severe that some vaccination sites had to cancel tens of thousands of appointments with people waiting for their first shot.

  2 ‘pillars’ of Indiana family die from COVID-19 within 24 hours

  Third possible COVID-19 vaccine could be ‘gamechanger’ in fight against virus

  UK eyes traveler quarantine as virus toll climbs

  Hospitalizations critical to future of Ohio’s curfew

  Some health experts suggest double-masking to stop spread of COVID-19 variants

3 southeast Indiana counties report zero new COVID-19 cases

  US virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up

The government’s top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said the improvement in numbers around the country appears to be the result of “natural peaking and then plateauing” after a holiday surge.

  UK passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak still rages

The health department said 100,162 people have died after testing positive, including 1,631 new deaths reported Tuesday.

Masks On For Me: CPS teacher writes song to encourage safety during pandemic

In the video, a student said Jones wrote this song because she wants everyone to stay safe.

Cincinnati Opera announces first all-digital winter festival

It will feature three, free streamed programs premiering in February and March

  Hotel industry seeing devastating impact from COVID-19 in Cincinnati

Down 37 percent from 2019, occupancy was 41% in 2020.

  New cases of COVID-19 variants causing sickness in athletics

The much more contagious COVID strains already are posing a threat to sports and group activities.

  Job losses from virus 4 times as bad as ’09 financial crisis

Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009, a U.N. report said Monday.

  Funeral homes working overtime as COVID-19 deaths increase

Since March, funeral home employees say they have been clocking in extra hours to help families lay loved ones to rest.

  First vaccine shots complete at Kentucky nursing homes, assisted-living communities

The facilities account for around 66 percent of all COVID deaths in Kentucky.

  Samuel L. Jackson wears Avengers-themed mask while getting COVID-19 vaccine

Jackson will have to return for his second dose in three to four weeks.

Ohio reports more than 4,000 new cases, 57 deaths from COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered to eligible Ohioans.

More than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Indiana

Indiana’s seven-day positivity rate for all tests is 9.6%.

  Google Maps to display COVID-19 vaccination sites

Google Maps will soon display COVID-19 vaccination sites.

  Ohioans 75+, those with developmental and intellectual disabilities now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Beginning Monday, DeWine says those over the age of 75 will be eligible to start receiving the vaccine.

  ‘My worst nightmare’: Mother speaks after 11-year-old son suffers heart problems due to COVID-19

The 11-year-old ended up in the cardiac intensive care unit with myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, after he caught a seemingly mild case of COVID-19.

  White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

  2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.

  US passes 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19

The United States has surpassed 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

  Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

Two White House officials say President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders.

Beshear reports 2,018 additional COVID cases in Ky., 35 additional deaths

On Sunday, Beshear confirmed an additional 2,018 cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky.

Ohio reports single-day spike of 31 COVID-19 deaths and 4,481 new cases

As of Sunday, the Department of Health reported 10,711 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 864,322 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  Fauci says vaccine goal would cover 67 million

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that President Joe Biden’s goal of administering 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days actually means about 67 million Americans should be protected from COVID-19 during that time.

Indiana State Department of Health Sunday update: 2,565 new cases, 23 new deaths

Sunday’s report confirmed an additional 2,565 cases of COVID-19 in Indiana.

  New Zealand reports 1st community case of coronavirus in months

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said Sunday the case was a 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe.

  Nurse battling COVID-19 may have contracted virus between vaccine doses

In between doses, experts say the Pfizer vaccine is 50% effective. It takes at least two weeks after the second dose to receive the full benefit of 95% protection.

Gov. Beshear: 3,795 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky., 49 new deaths

Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate is below 11 percent for a second day in a row.

Ohio reports single-day spike of 81 COVID-19 deaths and 5,859 new cases

As of Saturday, the Department of Health reported 10,680 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 853,982 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Indiana reports 3,188 additional COVID-19 cases, 50 deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health reported that there are 3,188 additional COVID-19 cases and 50 COVID-19-related deaths in the Hoosier state.

Lack of vaccines becoming an issue in Kentucky as more people become eligible

In Kentucky, the supply of vaccines is becoming an issue, especially since the state’s Phase 1B vaccine plan has expanded.

  Ohio’s 10 p.m. curfew officially extended until February

Ohio's curfew order takes effect at 10 p.m. and now lasts through the month of January.

  Kentucky’s COVID hospitalizations at lowest level since December

Kentucky recorded 2,756 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday and 36 deaths.

  Hundreds of eligible Hamilton Co. residents receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Hamilton County Department of Public Health officials says they will make sure none of the doses are wasted.

  UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

British officials say they are confident that the vaccines that have been authorized for use against COVID-19 will be effective against the new strain identified in the country.

  NKY group left wondering why they haven’t received COVID-19 vaccines yet

More than two dozen people marched in front of the NKY Health Building in Florence Friday.

Scam says you’re eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, but there’s a catch

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, scammers have been quick to take advantage, the Better Business Bureau warns.

Carnival Cruise Line cancels trips through April

The company said in a news release it was notifying people who had booked a trip and their options for refunds or credits for future travel.

‘Stop playing games’: Ohio teachers say DeWine’s vaccine plan may send students inside school before it’s safe

"Stop playing games with the health and lives of our school communities.”

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows canceled

Dave Chappelle has tested positive for the coronavirus and his upcoming comedy shows have been canceled.

  Biden’s new mask mandate and you

In his first executive order, the president enacted the 100 Days Masking Challenge.

Ohio teacher unions accuse Gov. DeWine of holding vaccine ‘hostage’

‘Governor DeWine needs to stop playing games with the health and lives of our school communities.’

  Kroger begins administering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents

Kroger has been signing up people online and giving about 100 doses per week.

  Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

The COVID-19 vaccines rolling out in the United States, the United Kingdom and other parts of the world so far require two shots given a few weeks apart.

  ‘Be safe, be smart:’ Daughter shares story of mother’s death from COVID-19

The daughter says her mother took all the necessary steps to avoid COVID-19, but it wasn't enough.

  Deadliest day of the pandemic in Kentucky as vaccinations plod forward

When will vaccinations in long-term care facilities begin to result in fewer deaths? A crucial question without a clear answer.

  EU struggles, looks for answers to stop spread of new virus variants

The 27 leaders were looking at further border restrictions, better tracking of mutations and improving coordination of lockdowns.

  Eli Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

Residents and staff who got the drug had up to a 57% lower risk of getting COVID-19 compared to others at the same facility who got a placebo, the drugmaker said.

  Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll extend Ohio’s curfew

Next week, the state will open vaccinations for Ohioans 75 years and older.

  Indiana surpasses 600,000 total COVID-19 cases

One death was reported in a southeast Indiana county.

  Cruise line requires passengers to get COVID vaccine

Saga Cruise Lines announced passengers must be fully vaccinated, meaning they've received both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before their departure.

Gov. DeWine urges President Biden to further supply vaccine, federal funding to Ohio

The Ohio governor outlined nine critical needs of the state

  US jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, lowering claims to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to further job cuts in a raging pandemic.

  Biden’s US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s quick commitment to the WHO — whose response to the pandemic has been criticized by many, but most vociferously by the Trump administration — marks a dramatic and vocal shift toward a more cooperative approach to fighting the pandemic.

  Schwarzenegger on COVID-19 vaccine: ‘Come with me if you want to live’

The actor and former California governor tweeted out a video of himself getting the shot.

  Holding hands, couple married 70 years dies from COVID-19 minutes apart

Three of the couple's children wanted to share their story to encourage others to take COVID-19 seriously and give the virus respect.

3,433 new COVID cases in Kentucky over last 24 hours

Kentucky has now received enough vaccine doses to administer first shots to 10 percent of its population.

  Check before throwing away: Some stimulus payments mailed out mistaken for junk

Double-check your mail before throwing it away if you're still waiting on a stimulus payment.

  As virus surges, states reporting shortages of vaccine

The shortage of doses comes as the United States marks more than 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus.

Nearly 1K COVID-19 vaccines wasted, Ohio Department of Health says

The vaccine provider discovered they failed to appropriately monitor temperatures in their refrigerator and freezer, the ODH said in a news release.