UPDATED: 10/15 at 6 p.m.
Coronavirus cases are declining in Kentucky, but health leaders want people to know we are still fighting viruses.
According to the Purchase District Health Department, McCracken County has 165 active COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, including five people hospitalized with the illness. On Sept. 13, when the restriction was put in place, the county had 652 active cases, including 23 people hospitalized.
Throughout August, the risk of dying from Covid-19 was 11 times higher for unvaccinated adults than for fully vaccinated adults in the United States.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has taken her fight with the head of the city’s police officers union to court, arguing that his call for officers to ignore an order to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday was illegal.
You can pick up a flag at Pinecone Gallery on North 7th Street. The flags are free, and it's just a short walk to Madison Street, where the flags are being planted.
The cases reported Thursday include 594 children and teens age 18 and younger. The deaths included a Kentuckian who was just 38 years old, Gov. Andy Beshear said in a tweet Thursday afternoon.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine should get a half-dose booster to bolster protection against the virus.
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago police officers union has called on its members to defy the city’s requirement to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday or be placed on unpaid leave.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Students, teachers and staff at Missouri schools who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 will be allowed to stay in school and participate in extracurricular activities if they meet certain criteria, state education officials said.
Covid-19 deaths and hospitalizations are expected to decline over the next fours weeks, according to ensemble forecasts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Wednesday.
(CNN) — The United States plans to ease restrictions on travel for fully vaccinated visitors from Canada and Mexico starting in early November, relaxing bans that have been in place for more than 18 months, according to senior administration officials.
About a quarter of the eligible US population remains unvaccinated against the coronavirus and the rate of people getting booster shots is now outpacing the rate of people getting their first doses.
During the pandemic, several organizations have been using air disinfection devices to help combat COVID-19. That includes local school districts.
Data shows that most of the people who participated in Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery were already immunized before the program started.
(CNN) -- Dr. Randy Tobler, CEO of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri, has struggled to retain staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, losing 10 of his 57 nurses in the main hospital and three rural health clinics.
The order states that "no entity in Texas" can enforce vaccination against anyone in the state who objects "for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19."
A few weeks ago, we showed you a display of white flags in Washington, D.C. at the foot of the Washington monument, with each flag representing a life lost to COVID-19. The idea is spreading across the country, including in Paducah.