The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported the greatest number of COVID-19 related deaths reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic — 238 deaths.
The first doses will be available mid-December. But initially, only for long-term care facilities and front line health workers.
The daunting milestone came the day after Gov. Ron DeSantis held his first news conference in 26 days, doubling down on keeping schools open for in-person instruction in the spring.
The Illinois Department of Pubic Health announced Monday that Union County is now at an Orange Warning Level for the COVID-19 risk levels.
The health department has been offering expanded testing in community locations since Oct. 5 through a pilot program with the state.
“Kentuckians have a First Amendment right to exercise their faith through a religious education, and we maintain that the Governor is clearly infringing upon that right by closing religious schools,” said Attorney General Cameron.
McCracken County Judge Executive Craig Clymer says the county courthouse will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, Dec. 2, due to the high rates of COVID-19 cases in the county.
The coronavirus vaccine is inching towards approval in the U.S. and is desperately anticipated by Americans longing to go back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to take advantage of that desperation.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has several mobile testing sites available for the next week, with three ready in the Local 6 area.
Pharmaceutical company Moderna intends to apply Monday to the US Food and Drug Administration for authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine.
Reporting 2,803 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Sunday. Gov. Andy Beshear thanked every Kentuckian who sacrificed for each other and rose to the challenge of battling COVID-19 together during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called an emergency meeting for Tuesday to vote on who they recommend should be the first to get a coronavirus vaccine once one is authorized.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Governor Andy Beshear can halt in-person learning for religious schools.
"We are meeting because the FDA, the Operation Warp Speed, have asked states and other jurisdictions to please submit their plans on Friday of this coming week," ACIP chair Dr. Jose Romero said.
Thursday, 3,870 new cases were reported across the commonwealth, as well as 32 virus-related deaths. Friday, 1,747 new cases were reported, as well as four deaths.
In an email to Local 6, St. Mary Schools Director Eleanor Spry said the district will follow a plan the Diocese of Owensboro approved Friday.