Coronavirus

  Coronavirus deaths rising across US amid winter surge

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.

  Man allegedly hid 3 months at Chicago airport due to COVID-19

  WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

  Mother dies from COVID-19 weeks after giving birth to 3rd child

  Couple married 33 years dies from COVID-19 just 1 day apart

  President of the Oklahoma Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics discusses new COVID-19 classroom guidelines

  7 new deaths, 111 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

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  Anger in states over pace of COVID-19 vaccine allotments

  Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2 million amid vaccine rollout

  Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

  Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

  Expanded vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

  No evidence of child abuse surge amid pandemic, HHS leaders say

  Three new deaths, 156 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

Post Malone donates 10,000 Crocs to frontline workers

The new Crocs were released last month. They sold out in less than an hour.

Pope Francis gets first dose of COVID vaccine

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Vatican.

  US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

The latest figures for jobless claims, issued Thursday by the Labor Department, remain at levels never seen until the virus struck.

  WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate coronavirus pandemic origins

  EXPLAINER: What is WHO team in Wuhan looking for?

  Firefighters raise money for elderly woman who lost son’s ashes in house fire

  COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson successful in early trials

  US COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300

  IRS gets more COVID-19 relief payments out after delays

  Two new deaths, 138 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  Vaccine time: How to overcome your fear of needles

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, but for millions of Americans, a fear of needles may make the decision to get the vaccine even harder.

  Study: In pandemic era, older adults isolated but resilient

When it comes to mental and emotional health, older adults in the United States are showing resilience and persevering despite struggles with loneliness and isolation.

  ‘I thought I had a lifetime’: Wife watches husband’s decline from COVID-19 via FaceTime

Doctors say the husband and father of three will need a lung transplant to live, but he needs to be more stable for surgery.

  Veterans, friends of more than 70 years vaccinated for COVID-19 together

The two friends are staying connected despite the COVID-19 pandemic, going together to get their first doses of the vaccine at a Veterans Affairs medical facility.

  US to require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19.

  US shifts to speed vaccinations; won’t hold back 2nd doses

States determine who should get the vaccine based on CDC guidelines.

  One new death, 179 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  Gov. Stitt announces updates to COVID-19 quarantine guidelines for Oklahoma schools

A press conference was held at the Oklahoma state capitol on Tuesday to announce an update on COVID-19 quarantine guidelines for Oklahoma schools.

  US cancer rates drop record amount, impact of COVID uncertain

Fewer people are smoking, cancers are being detected earlier and treatments have advanced.

  China says WHO experts to visit Wuhan in virus origins probe

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the experts will arrive in Wuhan on Thursday. Other details of their schedule haven’t been announced and the central government’s National Health Commission offered no further information.

  Mother of 6 dies from COVID-19 days after doctors deliver baby

With the mother reportedly having no underlying conditions other than pregnancy, her family wants to make it clear how dangerous COVID-19 can be.

  ‘He is a miracle’: NY baby survives liver transplant, COVID-19

The baby boy is getting to ready to celebrate his first birthday, just months after surviving COVID-19 and receiving a liver transplant.

  Health Departments meeting the demands of the community

While Health Departments are working to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, they’re also trying to meet the needs of the community unrelated to COVID.

  Comanche Nation provides free rides to elders getting vaccinated

The Comanche Nation is providing free transportation for anyone 65 and older wanting to get their COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, January 11th.

  US ramps up vaccinations to get doses to more Americans

As of Monday morning, about 6.7 million Americans had received their first shot of the vaccine, or just 2% of the U.S. population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Eight new deaths, 250 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

  COVID-19 taking toll on Los Angeles EMTs

EMTs in Los Angeles County are facing demanding shifts while helping COVID-19 patients.

  China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

A culture of secrecy, fostered by the Chinese government, is believed to have delayed warnings about the pandemic, blocked the sharing of information with the WHO and hampered early testing.

  Pope’s doctor dies from COVID-19 complications

Pope Francis' personal doctor has died as a result of complications due to COVID-19.

  Wis. teacher says she caught COVID-19 in classroom, leading to husband’s death

Within two weeks of her return to in-person learning, the teacher contracted COVID-19, which she then passed on to her husband and her mother. Her husband died.

  Queen Elizabeth II and husband receive COVID-19 vaccinations

The injections were administered at Windsor Castle, where the queen and her husband have been spending their time during the lockdown in England.

  SWOK vaccines being claimed by people across Oklahoma, new appointments available weekly

If you are trying to get a COVID - 19 vaccine in Lawton it might instead be going to someone from Tulsa or Oklahoma City.

  Three new deaths, 176 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

  U.S. tops 4,000 daily deaths from coronavirus for 1st time

The U.S. has recorded more than 4,000 daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time.

  Study suggests Pfizer vaccine works against virus variant

New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two contagious variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa.

  London mayor seeks help as UK sees record new virus deaths

Sadiq Khan declared a “major incident,″ as the rapid spread of the virus pushed hospitals to breaking point.

  UK regulators approve use of 3rd vaccine against coronavirus

So far, Britain has inoculated 5 million people with two other vaccines.

  Two new deaths, 231 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

  US registering highest deaths yet from the coronavirus

The virus is surging in virtually every state, with California particularly hard hit.

  There are new coronavirus strains: Can our vaccines stop them?

New variants of the coronavirus seem to make it more easily spread, but scientists say they haven't made the vaccine obsolete yet.

  US unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly to 787,000, evidence of a job market stumbling in the face of the viral pandemic and the damage it has inflicted on the economy for nearly 10 months.

  New ways to make appointments for COVID-19 vaccine shots

An online portal for COVID-19 vaccine availability will be open to the public tomorrow. This will be one of the few ways to make an appointment as doses have become limited after opening to the 65 and older population.

  Six new deaths, 247 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  UK leader to use ‘every second’ to vaccinate the vulnerable during return to lockdown

Britain reported more than 60,000 new daily coronavirus cases for the first time on Tuesday. More than 391,000 people have tested positive in the past seven days, up 44% from the previous week.

  Hospitals struggle to keep up in COVID-19 hotspot California

Some hospitals have had to close their doors at times because they’ve become so overwhelmed, leaving ambulances waiting up to eight hours and diverting others to different emergency rooms.

Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.

Kid Rock gives $100,000 to support small businesses impacted by COVID

The Barstool Fund has raised more than $18 million to support small business owners, according to its website.

  Four new deaths, 147 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  Some taxpayers find stimulus checks sent to wrong account

Customers of H&R Block and Turbo Tax may be experiencing delays in receiving their COVID-19 economic stimulus checks.

  An FDA-approved COVID-19 test is available on Amazon

If you need to take a COVID-19 test, you can now do so from the comfort of your own home.

  Pandemic haunts new year as virus growth outpaces vaccines

January is going to be “a tough one,” Dr. Margaret Harris, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization, told The Associated Press.

  Is the COVID-19 vaccine right for you? Here’s what medical experts are advising

Pregnant? Nursing? Have food allergies? When the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to everyone, you may be wondering if it's right for you. Here's what medical experts are advising.

COVID likely 3rd leading cause of death in US for 2020

More than 350,000 people died from COVID-19 in 2020.

  If I’ve already had the coronavirus, can I get it again?

Some COVID reinfections have been confirmed, but two new studies suggest that’s very unusual.

  Teen fighting for her life after developing syndrome related to COVID-19

Kaylee Litteral is being treated for MIS-C. According to the CDC, it is a “multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.”

  It’s lockdown No. 3 for England, at least six weeks at home

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a tough new stay-at-home order for England that takes effect at midnight Tuesday and won’t be reviewed until at least mid-February.

  Inflatable Christmas costume blamed for COVID-19 outbreak at Calif. ER

At Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, 44 staff members tested positive for COVID-19 after an employee came into the emergency department dressed as a tree on Christmas Day.

Family warns young people after 19-year-old dies from COVID-19 within week

The 19-year-old man, who had no known underlying health conditions, is the 11th person in Illinois under the age of 20 to die from the virus.

  Vaccination drive enters new phase in US and Britain

In the U.S., the rollout has been marked by a multitude of logistical hurdles, a patchwork of approaches by state and local governments, and confusion. Some people are uncertain where or when to get a shot.

  EXPLAINER: Vaccine dosing debates add to public confusion

The first Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 are getting their second dose and exactly how to give the shots varies by country, and debates over what's best is adding to public confusion.

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

Broadcast legend Larry King, who has been suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at a Los Angeles hospital and is no longer receiving supplemental oxygen.

  Stephens Co. Health Dept. preparing for weekly coronavirus vaccinations in Duncan

More coronavirus vaccines will be rolled out in Stephens County later this week, but the first session of vaccinations scheduled for Thursday is already full.

  Oklahoma State Health Dept. creating app for scheduling coronavirus vaccinations

This week, the Oklahoma Health Department officials are hoping to release an app that will make it much easier to schedule a vaccine.

  Six new deaths, 497 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

  Southwest Airlines floats $29 tickets for one-way fares

The discounted flights on Southwest are available through Thursday.

  Statehouses could prove to be hothouses for virus infection

As lawmakers around the U.S. convene this winter to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, statehouses themselves could prove to be hothouses for infection.

Biden inauguration to feature virtual, nationwide parade

President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will include a "virtual parade across America.”