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    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Contact tracing is a key tool in bending the curve in the coronavirus pandemic. And now, thanks to a new incentive, more people are cooperating with the process."Without their help, we won't be able to bend the curve," said Victor Scott, Public Health Specialist.Bending the curve of Covid-19 infections: that is the sole purpose of the 2600 contact tracers working right now for the LA County Department of Public Health."It's one of our tools and since the beginning of this pandemic, we've been tried to use it to the best of our ability," said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director, Department of Public Health.So far, the public health department has issued more than 210,000 isolation and quarantine orders...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis at 10 a.m. PT. County Counsel Jeremy Avila will discuss the eviction moratorium in Santa Clara County, with information for landlords and tenants. Related Articles Offices vacancies swell amid coronavirus Pac-12 football in the spring: It can work (if coronavirus is under control), and we have a plan Milpitas community briefs for the week of Aug. 14 San Jose to open public parks and plazas to restaurants, gyms and hair salons Letters: Campaign cash | Prop. 19 praise | Taxes vs. results | Keep schools shut | Note of thanks...
              People wanting to visit their loved ones residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be able to starting August 29, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Monday. This will be the first time visitors have been allowed into long-term care facilities since March 31. MDH’s latest guidance assigns levels to nursing homes and assisted living facilities according to the number of reported COVID-19 cases over a 28-day period. If any facility experiences active cases or exposure in the past 28 days, they are ranked “Level 1.” If not, they are “Level 2.” “Level 1” facilities must adhere to restrictions similar to those currently in existence: outdoor and window visitations only,...
    COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A 74-year-old Richardson man with underlying health conditions who died August 3 at a local hospital is the latest person in Collin County to pass away after receiving a COVID-19 diagnosis. The Department of State Health Services reported 180 new cases in Collin County, including 76 in Plano. The total number of positive cases in Collin County is 7,833, including 2,015 in Plano. The county has 2,572 active cases, including 608 in Plano. There are 23 positive cases in the Denton County portion of Plano and 14 people have recovered. With the Denton County cases, the total number of positive cases in Plano is 2,038. Health & Safety What if I think I’m sick? People with...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — The Washington School District is delaying the start of classes by nearly three weeks. They were supposed to begin classes on August 20th. Concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic have pushed the start date back to September 8. More information on the Coronavirus pandemic: CDC Coronavirus Information CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pennsylvania Department of Health Information Allegheny County Health Department Information
              Dr. Amy Acton stepped down from her role as Governor Mike DeWine’s Chief Health Advisor, the Ohio Department of Health announced Wednesday. DeWine called Acton a “friend and advisor” on Twitter, saying that “she has assured [him] that she is just a phone call away and will be available to continuing advising [his administration] as [they] move through this pandemic.” Acton will return to the private sector to resume working for The Columbus Foundation, where she worked before she was appointed the director of the Ohio Department of Health on February 26, 2019. Acton resigned from the Health Department on June 11, 2020, stepping into a role as the Chief Health Advisor for...
    New York City health commissioner Oxiris Barbot resigned Tuesday, criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's handling of COVID-19 and expressing her disappointment that the health department's expertise wasn't better utilized, Fox News reported. Barbot had clashed with de Blasio and the NYPD in recent months as the city struggled to endure the impact of the pandemic. She will be replaced by Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, a former senior leader at Health and Hospitals. "I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department's incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been," Barbot wrote in her resignation letter. "Our experts are world...
    Bradley Cortright August 4, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the head of New York City’s Health Department, is stepping down from her position due to her “deep disappointment” with how the city’s government handled the COVID-19 outbreak. In her resignation letter, which The New York Times obtained a copy of, Barbot wrote to Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been.” “Our experts are world renowned for their epidemiology, surveillance, and response work. The city would be well served by having them at the...
    The spread in the states Using criteria provided by the White House, analysts at Covidexitstrategy.org are tracking each state’s progress in reducing symptoms and case numbers and conducting testing. The group of public health and crisis experts includes members from the U.S. Digital Response and Duke University’s Margolis Center for Health Policy and has built the website to track each state’s progress toward stopping the spread of COVID-19. Members of the team have experience working at the White House, Department of Health and Human Services and on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the website says. The group says a downward trajectory of illness reported and of documented cases is critical. So far, not many states have a downward trend, but...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis at 10 a.m. PT. Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, County of Santa Clara COVID-19 Testing Officer, will also discuss the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the Latinx community. Related Articles Coronavirus: California breaks single-day death record, with fatalities all over the state Coronavirus: These 8 killers died on San Quentin’s Death Row 2 Bay Area artists offer starkly different takes COVID-19 pandemic Cloverleaf Family Bowl knocked down by coronavirus Screen time and kids: Parents need to worry less about hours logged
    Science Alert. “data-reactid =” 12 “> For a few days some United States citizens is it so receiving in their houses some packages originating in China inside which he findsn bags with seeds they have not bought no request. The United States Department of Agriculture has asked those who receive them to keep the packaging, wait for an official to come to collect them and, above all, to don’t plant them, as collected by Science Alert. Keep the packaging and don’t plant seeds of unknown origin!“The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published this Monday in a statement shared through social media.” Data-reactid = “15”> “If you receive them [estas semillas no solicitadas], contact the State Department of Agriculture...
    Bryan Bedder/Getty Images The New York State Health Department is conducting an investigation into potential social distancing violations that took place at a Chainsmokers concert in the Hamptons over the weekend. New York has been in a state of emergency since March 7 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and was once the epicenter of the virus — sometimes seeing more than 800 deaths per day. Despite vast improvements in the state, an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) still requires social distancing and bans all non-essential gatherings of more than 50 people until August 20. The Chainsmokers concert sold roughly 3,000 tickets, and although it was a drive-in event, most attendees were seen outside of their vehicles. In a statement...
    MIAMI.- Health authorities reported that there are now 21 cases of locally transmitted dengue in the Florida Keys, the southernmost tip of the state, where an outbreak of this disease had not occurred for ten years. “The last time the Keys had a dengue fever outbreak was in 2010,” said Alison Kerr, a spokeswoman for the Health Department in Monroe County, where the keys are, according to media reports from that archipelago. The Florida Department of Health details on its website that eight of the cases were filed in late June. According to the state agency, the dengue virus was eradicated from the United States decades ago and the only cases that were registered until 2009 were of people...
    JEANNETTE, Pa. (KDKA) — Jeannette’s City Hall building is closed to the public after a city employee tested positive for Coronavirus. Sources tell KDKA the building is being disinfected, and safety measures are being put in place to protect employees and the public. More information on the Coronavirus pandemic: CDC Coronavirus Information CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pennsylvania Department of Health Information Allegheny County Health Department Information Stay with KDKA for the latest on the developing story.
    Amid the coronavirus crisis, some are taking advantage of the situation, Collier County officials warn, warning of people posing as health department officials selling Covid-19 tests from house to house. It is a type of scam that would be registered in the cities of Marco Island and Golden Gate with the aim of defrauding the elderly. Test kits being sold directly to Collier County homes, according to complaints received in recent days by authorities, who let it be known that no one from the health department is going through the houses to sell the tests. Officials assure that the only tests that the county provides are carried out exclusively in the sites designated for this purpose. Authorities caution that...
    A couple in Kentucky is threatening to sue the local government after health department officials visited their home with sheriff's deputies and placed ankle monitors on them after the wife tested positive for the coronavirus. Elizabeth Linscott tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The Hardin County Health Department contacted her a few days later and requested she sign papers limiting her traveling anywhere unless she calls the health department first, WKYT reported. Linscott declined to sign the documents. “My part was if I have to go to the ER, if I have to go to the hospital, I’m not going to wait to get the approval to go,” she told the station. A few days later,...
    Barcelona, ​​Jul 19 (EFE) .- Catalonia has added 994 new COVID-19 positives in the last 24 hours, of which 135 correspond to the Segrià region and 698 -312 in Barcelona- to the entire metropolitan area, 70 % of total infections, according to data released this Sunday by the Department of Health. The whole of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, which includes the health regions of Barcelona, ​​Metropolitana Norte and Metropolitana Sur, concentrate 698 of the new cases diagnosed, 200 fewer than yesterday, but representing 70 of the total of new positives, of which 312 they have occurred in the Catalan capital and 274 in the South Metropolitan region, which includes L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. According to data released today by the Health...
    The New York City Health Department has issued a warning after discovering Culex mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus on Staten Island and in the Bronx. The department announced the infestation on Tuesday, reporting that there had not yet been any human cases. However they warned city dwellers to take precautions amid mosquito season, which typically runs from April to September. The return of the virus, first detected in NYC 21 years ago, comes just after the city had its first 24 hours on Saturday where no coronavirus deaths. New York City has detected its first cases of West Nile Virus this year, the Health Department said on Tuesday. A Culex mosquito is pictured Culex mosquitoes were discovered...
    PORTSMOUTH- Amy Albrecht had just spent her July 4th at a barbeque with family and friends. It was a day of celebration, almost reminiscent of the days before what has come of 2020. All it took was one phone call for her to be reminded of reality. “We were sitting right beside her at the table and you kinda let your guard down when you’re around your family,” said Albrecht, the Portsmouth Daily Times’ office administrator of the past two years. “It was scary for me and I was trying to think of who all I had been around.” Albrecht’s call was not from the Scioto County Health Department (SCHD) or the Portsmouth City Health Department (PCHD), but rather from...
    (CNN)After revelers celebrated the Fourth of July at a Michigan lake, some started testing positive for Covid-19 -- prompting health officials to warn other party-goers that they might have be infected, too. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan said other health officials in the state reported that several people have tested positive "after attending the festivities at the Torch Lake sandbar over the Fourth of July holiday," the department said Friday.Hundreds of people gathered at Torch Lake, in the northwest corner of the Lower Peninsula in Michigan, over the July 4 weekend.Those who tested positive weren't able to identify everyone they had contact with, "and therefore we want to make the public aware that those who attended could be at...
    (CNN)The city of Tulsa is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, a little over 2 weeks after President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in an indoor arena there.Dr. Bruce Dart, Executive Director of the Tulsa Health Department, said in a press conference on Wednesday there are high numbers being reported this week, with nearly 500 new cases in two days and trends are showing that those numbers will increase. There had been a 20% decline in new Covid-19 cases the week of June 28 through July 4.The Tulsa Health Department reported 266 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number in the county to 4,571. There are 17,894 cases in Oklahoma and 452 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University's...
    Coronavirus health restrictions and stay-at-home orders did not stop revellers from celebrating in Nashville over the holiday weekend, as crowds boarded partybuses and 'hot tubs on wheels' after bars in the city were ordered to shut. As COVID-19 cases surged across Tennessee ahead of Independence Day weekend, Mayor John Cooper last Friday announced the city would revert to a modified version of its Phase 2 reopening plan, requiring bars to close. The order, however, did not deter partygoers from having a good time as many were seen on a boozy tour around town on the city's famous partybuses and other forms of 'transportainment', without taking health precautions.  Scroll down for video  Party on: Nashville revellers took the party to...
    A protester getting medical treatment after Tampa Police officers fired pepper spray into the crowd on June 4.Photo by Ashley DieudonnePepper spray is undoubtedly the weapon of choice for Tampa Police officers, and since Brian Dugan was named chief in 2017, the use of the poisonous chemical agents by his department has increased by staggering 223%. As we previously reported, according to a 2019 Response to Resistance internal report obtained by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, use of force during arrests by TPD has jumped by 24% under Dugan, and a closer look at the report shows that 15 out of the 25 categories that track use of force techniques by officers saw a significant increase since 2017.  However, the use...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As we head into the July 4th holiday weekend, plans may need to change around Allegheny County as the Health Department took steps to curb the spread of COVID-19. “Until we start doing the right things and get a hold, that’s the way life’s going to be,” Alex Witse said while resting after his run on the North Shore. “Just a little too inconsistent to make money — from my employees standpoint,” Chris Bryant Bonefish Grill Co-owner told KDKA. With record setting numbers for new COVID-19 cases having been reported several days in a row, the Allegheny County Health Department put out new orders to prevent the spread of the virus. In addition to bars and restaurants...
    The Trump administration is reportedly planning to establish a division dedicated to pandemic response at the State Department after facing criticism earlier this year for shuttering the National Security Council's (NSC) pandemic office in 2018. CNN reported that NSC officials hosted an interagency meeting Thursday to discuss plans for the new office. NSC officials did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation from The Hill. Today's meeting reportedly centered on hammering out details for the new office and working on a proposal that would require President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to...
    7/2/20 statement on COVID-19 from Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District Two weeks of increases in COVID-19 cases in the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District point to a concerning sign that our community is moving in the wrong direction to contain the virus. Districtwide, confirmed cases have increased 21% in the past two weeks. Statewide, the seven-day average number of cases has more than doubled in the past two weeks, from an average of 1,000 daily cases in mid-June to 2,000 daily cases at the end of June. At this time, we have not seen a corresponding increase in hospitalizations or deaths, but these events can...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 233 new Coronavirus cases Thursday and no additional deaths. The county-wide total now stands at 3,103 since March 14. There are 2,949 confirmed cases and 154 probable cases. “While an increase in the number of cases was expected – this is larger than expected,” the county health department said. “The expectation is that the numbers will also significantly increase again tomorrow. Wearing masks, washing your hands and maintaining physical distance from others is absolutely essential to keep our community safe – now more than ever. Please limit travel and errands to only those that are necessary. Please take the necessary steps to protect those around you. Your vigilance can allow...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis. Today, the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department will address the opioid/fentanyl crisis within the pandemic. Related Articles How Disneyland will enforce mandatory mask rule when park reopens Ten things to know about the NBA’s return Alaska Airlines will give ‘yellow card’ to passengers without masks Coronavirus death toll in California jumps, exceeds 100 for first time since early June Fourth of July family get-together? Gov. Newsom would like a word with you
    Coronavirus — The governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced on Tuesday the new rules for travelers arriving in the country, in an effort to coronavirus (COVID-19). They will take effect on July 15. Below are the instructions to passengers for both domestic and international flights: Compulsory the use of masks at the airport Passengers must arrive in Puerto Rico with evidence of negative molecular test results, of no more than 72 hours Passengers who do not have a result will be required to quarantine for 14 days or until they present a negative molecular test Throw negative test serology does not exempt from quarantine As a requirement, all passengers must fill out information sheet from the Department of...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health is urging you to “Answer the Call” if they try to reach you as part of their contact tracing in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The health department is launching a state-wide outreach campaign to get people to answer the phone when they see “MD COVID” or 240-466-4488 as the incoming call on their phone. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The campaign features people who have recovered from the virus. The state has more than 1,300 contact tracers reaching out to people who may have been exposed to the virus. For the latest information on coronavirus go...
    Beaches in Los Angeles County will be closed over July 4 weekend to prevent “dangerous crowding that results in the spread of deadly COVID-19,” the county’s public health department said in a Monday statement. Fireworks will also be prohibited, the county said.  The closure begins just after midnight on July 3, and ends July 6 at 5:00 a.m., the department said. It applies to all public beaches, piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths that cross sanded parts of the beach and beach access points.  The decision does not apply to nearby Long Beach, which has its own health department, the statement said.   The announcement comes as LA County reported more than 2,900 new cases of the coronavirus...
    Beaches in Los Angeles County will be closed over July 4 weekend to prevent "dangerous crowding that results in the spread of deadly COVID-19," the county's public health department said in a Monday statement. Fireworks will also be prohibited, the county said.  The closure begins just after midnight on July 3, and ends July 6 at 5:00 a.m., the department said. It applies to all public beaches, piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths that cross sanded parts of the beach and beach access points.  The decision does not apply to nearby Long Beach, which has its own health department, the statement said.   Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The announcement comes as LA County reported...
    Los Angeles is shutting its beaches for the holiday weekend around Independence Day as the number of new coronavirus cases spikes, county officials said Monday.  Beaches will be closed to all recreational activities from July 3 through July 6 at 5 a.m. to prevent crowding that could spread coronavirus. The county is also prohibiting fireworks displays over the holiday weekend, officials said.  “Closing the beaches and prohibiting fireworks displays during this important summer holiday weekend was an incredibly difficult decision to make, but it’s the responsible decision to protect public health and protect our residents from a deadly virus,”  Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health, said in the announcement. “The Fourth of July holiday weekend typically means large crowds and...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 492 new cases of Coronavirus on Monday, in addition to eight more deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 85,988 since Sunday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The statewide death toll has reached 6,614. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There are 666,901 patients who have tested negative to date. To see the state’s county-by-county breakdown of cases and deaths, visit this link. Currently, all 67 counties are...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Five deaths and 252 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Sunday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 63,261, with a death toll of 5,912, according to the Health Department. About 51,000 patients confirmed sick with the coronavirus have recovered as of Friday, up 1,809 from the previous week’s total. The Health Department also reported 6,685 probable cases and 246 probable deaths. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Michigan
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 505 new cases of Coronavirus on Sunday, in addition to three more deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 85,496 since Saturday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The statewide death toll has reached 6,606. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There are 657,486 patients who have tested negative to date. “As nearly the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting...
    GIBSONIA, Pa. (KDKA) — Narcisi Winery announced that one of its employees has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Gibsonia-based winery announced the news on their Facebook page on Saturday night. In their statement, the winery said that the employee’s last day at work was Tuesday, June 23. They also said that they do not believe that any customers are at risk, as they are not aware of any interactions between the staff member and any customers. The winery said that they immediately contacted the Allegheny County Health Department and have temporarily closed their facility out of an abundance of caution. The winery went on to say that they will not reopen until: All areas are sanitized and disinfected...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health issued an order Saturday requiring Advanced Pain Medical Institute to terminate immediately all collection and processing of COVID-19 specimens. The order was issued after the Maryland Department of Health received a complaint about COVID-19 testing sites operated in coordination with Advanced Pain Medical Institute. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines An investigation into the operations at the sites revealed concerns, including lack of a certification to perform COVID-19 tests, and patients’ inability to obtain test results. Advanced Pain Medical Institute has conducted COVID-19 testing at several events in recent days, including: June 6, 2020 at Church of Philippi,...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 621 new cases of Coronavirus on Saturday, in addition to 24 more deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 84,991 since Friday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The statewide death toll has reached 6,603. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There are 646,780 patients who have tested negative to date. To see the state’s county-by-county breakdown of cases and deaths, visit this link. Currently, all 67...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health announced an additional 550 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus Friday, after record-high numbers reported the day before. Officials announced 1,092 new cases of coronavirus Thursday. State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned then of continuing days of increases if people do not take social distancing and mask-wearing seriously. “If we’re not careful, Mississippi is going to look like New York at the height of the pandemic,” Dobbs said at a press briefing. The Department of Health reported six confirmed deaths of coronavirus and 87 outbreaks in long-term care facilities Friday, based on numbers reported Thursday night. The Mississippi Health Department said Friday that Mississippi — with a population of about...
    The Department of Justice has denied that Roger Stone is being giving special treatment by agreeing to his request to delay the start of his prison sentence. Stone, a former self-proclaimed adviser to President Donald Trump, was convicted last year of witness tampering, obstruction of justice and lying to Congress and was set begin his 40-month sentence at a prison in Georgia on June 30. However, the 67-year-old claimed he has health issues that increase his risk of contracting the novel coronavirus and has asked that his start date be pushed back 60 days.   Prosecutors wrote in a court filing that they were following a directive from the Justice Department not to oppose sensible delays in sentencing as the pandemic,...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least 395 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 and two more people have died in Oklahoma as the cornavirus continues to surge, according to the state's official count updated Friday. The department said there have been at least 12,343 confirmed cases and 377 deaths due to COVID-19. The actual number of people who have been infected is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can carry the virus and not feel sick. The department also reported 308 people hospitalized either with the virus or under observation for the illness while 8,817 are know to have recovered. The department on Thursday had reported 11,948 confirmed cases and and 375...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania health officials are looking closely at areas where COVID-19 infection rates and deaths are ticking back up, threatening to turn back progress against the pandemic, the state’s health secretary said Friday. “We are doing quote-unquote a deep dive into all of the counties that have had increases,” Dr. Rachel Levine said, warning that “community spread” is occurring in some parts of the state. The rise may be attributable to the gradual reopening that has been taking place in Pennsylvania, as well as more extensive testing, Levine said. Cases are on the rise in Allegheny County, which reported 61 new confirmed infections Friday, its second-highest total. Meanwhile, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration will allow Lebanon County, the...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 600 new cases of Coronavirus on Friday. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 84,370 since Thursday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The statewide death toll has reached 6,579. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There are 634,711 patients who have tested negative to date. #COVID19 Update (as of 6/26/20 at 12:00 am):• 600 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 84,370 total cases statewide • 6,579 deaths statewide•...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting a jump to 61 new Coronavirus cases Friday, and two additional deaths. The number of cases county-wide stands at 2,382 since March 14. This includes 2,239 confirmed cases and 143 probable cases. Officials report that 379 patients have been or are presently hospitalized among all cases, with one more patient hospitalized since Thursday’s report. The death toll stands at 186, with 174 confirmed deaths and 12 that are probable. A probable death is when a person had not had a positive test for COVID-19. Deaths have been in individuals ranging in age from 23-103. The youngest patients being 23 and 42 years of age. The median age of those who...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Department of Justice says those flyers you may have seen online about face mask requirements and Americans with disabilities may not be real. The flyers are about the American with Disabilities Act and the use of face masks, claim the person is exempt from mask requirements. But the Department of Justice says it did not issue or endorse these postings. The Department of Justice says the public should only rely on information on its website. This is what the Pennsylvania Department of Health says about the Wolf administration’s order to wear masks in public: “It is recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. Members...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s health department on Thursday issued another license to the state’s only abortion clinic following a yearlong legal battle over whether the Planned Parenthood center could stay open. “We are pleased to put the licensure issue to rest after more than a year of being targeted by Missouri’s health department,” said Yamelsie Rodríguez, president and CEO of Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, in a statement. The Department of Health and Senior Services last year declined to renew the clinic’s license, which meant the clinic wouldn’t have been allowed to provide abortions. Planned Parenthood sued. After a yearlong legal battle, the state’s Administrative Hearing Commission ruled in May...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury investigation into Pennsylvania’s large natural gas drilling industry released Thursday by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro has found systematic failures in state departments regulating that industry. The report comes after nearly two years of investigation into the state’s Marcellus Shale exploration industry. It notes that the state’s Department of Environmental Protection and State Department of Health failed to protect Pennsylvanians by not policing or investigating environmental complaints, failed to collect health data and failed to warn the public when they were at risk. The grand jury recommends giving Shapiro’s office the ability to criminally investigate the industry as well as other increased regulations. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 579 new cases of Coronavirus on Thursday, in addition to more than 39 new deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 83,770 since Wednesday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The statewide death toll has reached 6,557. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There are xxx,xxx patients who have tested negative to date. Additionally, there are xxx probable or unconfirmed cases at this time. To see the state’s...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 37 new Coronavirus cases Thursday, but no additional deaths. The number of cases county-wide stands at 2,321 since March 14. This includes 2,181 confirmed cases and 140 probable cases. Officials report that 378 patients have been or are presently hospitalized among all cases, with six more patients hospitalized since Wednesday’s report. The death toll stands at 184, with 172 confirmed deaths and 12 that are probable. A probable death is when a person had not had a positive test for COVID-19. Deaths have been in individuals ranging in age from 23-103. The youngest patients being 23 and 42 years of age. The median age of those who have died is...
    BEAVER, Pa. (KDKA) — Beaver County officials are now looking into creating their own health department. The conversation started as the board of commissioners reflected on the last few months and realized all the decisions had to come from the state. “We believe that having another set of eyes on what’s happening here on the ground is positive because the Commonwealth is a very large area for one department to see the difference between Beaver County and Philadelphia,” said Commissioner Daniel Camp. While the county currently has 634 positive coronavirus cases, the board of commissioners is exploring options to create Beaver County’s own health department. Camp told KDKA the county’s law office is currently looking into the costs of...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Douglas County Board has allocated more than $13 million of federal coronavirus relief funding to the county health department, which serves Nebraska’s largest city of Omaha. Among the funding approved Tuesday is $1.3 million for a mass vaccination program in the region as soon as a vaccine is available. Another $4.9 million would be made available if needed for that effort. Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour said it makes sense to allocate the money now for mass vaccination — even though there is currently no vaccine for the virus — so that health officials can hit the ground running as soon as a vaccine is available. The department can begin preparing by buying medical...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 495 new cases of Coronavirus on Wednesday, in addition to 51 new deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 83,191 since Tuesday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The statewide death toll has reached 6,515. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There are 608,217 patients who have tested negative to date. Additionally, there are 631 probable or unconfirmed cases at this time. #COVID19 Update (as of 6/24/20 at...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 45 new Coronavirus cases Wednesday, and five additional death. The number of cases county-wide stands at 2,284 since March 14. This includes 2,146 confirmed cases and 138 probable cases. Officials report that 372 patients have been or are presently hospitalized among all cases, with two more patients hospitalized since Tuesday’s report. The death toll has risen to 184, with 172 confirmed deaths and 12 that are probable. A probable death is when a person had not had a positive test for COVID-19. This is the COVID-19 Daily Update for June 24, 2020. The data reflected in these updates include information reported to the department in the past 24 hours...
    The city Health Department on Tuesday night quietly released a 2017 draft report that revealed the city vastly underreported police-involved deaths over a recent five-year period. Officials dumped the report shortly before midnight as primary results rolled in, claiming the release of the draft document showcased City Hall’s commitment to “transparency & accountability.” “We learned that our own system for recording these deaths — the same system applied by the federal government to all jurisdictions — is flawed,” Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement Tuesday night posted on Twitter. “We will continue to work with partner agencies to correct the process and ensure that what we present accurately reflects what is happening in our communities.” The...
    The city Health Department on Tuesday night quietly released a 2017 draft report that revealed the city vastly underreported police-involved deaths over a recent five-year period. Officials dumped the report shortly before midnight as primary results rolled in, claiming the release of the draft document showcased City Hall’s commitment to “transparency & accountability.” “We learned that our own system for recording these deaths — the same system applied by the federal government to all jurisdictions — is flawed,” Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement Tuesday night posted on Twitter. “We will continue to work with partner agencies to correct the process and ensure that what we present accurately reflects what is happening in our communities.” The existence...
    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita had 17 people test positive for the coronavirus during its recently completed meet, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said. The Arcadia racetrack was on Monday’s list of nonresidential settings with five or more confirmed cases of the disease. The list includes food and retail stores, meat processing plants and educational settings. The track’s meet ended Sunday. The list also included SoFi Stadium, the under-construction NFL stadium in Inglewood. It had 16 confirmed positive tests and two that involved non-confirmed symptomatic staff. The stadium, which will host the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, is scheduled to open Aug. 14. The health department said the data is dynamic and may not reflect real-time...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 510 new cases of Coronavirus on Tuesday, in addition to 38 new deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 82,696 since Monday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The statewide death toll has reached 6,464. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There are 596,407 patients who have tested negative to date. #COVID19 Update (as of 6/23/20 at 12:00 am):• 510 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 82,696 total cases...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 19 new Coronavirus cases Tuesday, and one additional death. The number of cases county-wide stands at 2,239 since March 14. This includes 2,100 confirmed cases and 139 probable cases. Officials report that 370 patients have been or are presently hospitalized among all cases, with five new patients hospitalized since Monday’s report. The death toll has risen to 179, with 167 confirmed deaths and 12 that are probable. A probable death is when a person had not had a positive test for COVID-19. The Health Department is announcing the death of a 23-year-old county resident who died back in April. They say, “The death was mistakenly listed in a neighboring county....
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 456 new cases of Coronavirus on Monday, in addition to three new deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 82,186 since Sunday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The statewide death toll has reached 6,426. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There are 585,662 patients who have tested negative to date. Additionally, there are 631 probable or unconfirmed cases at this time. #COVID19 Update (as of 6/22/20 at...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 45 new Coronavirus cases Monday, but no additional deaths for the second day. The number of cases county-wide stands at 2,220 since March 14. Officials report that 365 patients have been or are presently hospitalized among all cases, with one new patient hospitalized since Sunday’s report. The death toll remains at 178. All deaths have been in patients ages 42 to 103. The median age of deceased patients in the county is 84 years of age. This is the COVID-19 Daily Update for June 22, 2020. The data reflected in these updates include information reported to the department in the past 24 hours as well as data since March...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 464 new cases of Coronavirus on Sunday, in addition to 4 new deaths. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 81,730 since Saturday’s report. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. The statewide death toll has reached 6,423. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There are 576,015 patients who have tested negative to date. Additionally, there are 631 probable or unconfirmed cases at this time. In nursing and personal care...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Calls from Mississippi to the national Suicide Prevention Lifeline have increased by 20% since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a leader at the state Department of Mental Health said Friday. “There are severe mental health challenges going on as a result of this virus,” Gov. Tate Reeves said at a press briefing with Wendy Bailey, chief of staff at the Department of Mental Health. “There is fear, there is pain and there is anxiety in this country and in our state and those cannot be overstated.” The number of people seeking mental health services in the state has increased across the board since February, Bailey said. These challenges can be spurred by changes in...
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s embattled state Health Department plans to partially reverse a controversial mandate ordering nursing home staff to be tested twice a week for the coronavirus, The Post has learned. The new rule will instead require nursing home and adult care staff to undergo COVID-19 checks just once a week in all regions that have hit Phase Two of New York’s reopening plan — Upstate, the Hudson Valley and Long Island — leaving just New York City facilities still subject to the twice-a-week test rule. The order will last for the next 30 days, subject to extension or modification. The move follows a Post report Monday exposing significant delays in test results to facilities, and one location...
    (CNN)The New York City Health Department is encouraging people to "be creative" in its updated guidelines to help people have safer sex during the Covid-19 pandemic.While the department still urges people to stay home as much as possible and minimize contact with others, the guidance says that during the pandemic people "will and should have sex." Is social distancing good for your dating life?The guidelines were created to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. They've been updated periodically to reflect the changing understanding of the disease.The transmissibility of Covid-19 through sex hasn't been studied closely.Scientists have found the coronavirus in feces and in men's semen, even after the men have begun to recover from Covid-19. That means there's a possibility...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — None of the clients and coworkers of two hair stylists at a Missouri hair salon who tested positive for COVID-19 had confirmed cases of the disease, health officials said Monday. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department said the incubation period for those exposed at a Great Clips salon has passed. The two stylists tested positive in May, potentially exposing 140 clients and six co-workers to COVID-19. Of those, 46 people who were potentially exposed took tests and were negative, while all others potentially exposed were quarantined for the duration of their incubation period, health officials said in a news release. Clay Goddard, director of the Springfield health department, said the Great Clips required people to wear masks...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The number of Indiana resident confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus is approaching 37,000, according to state health officials. As of Saturday morning, 442 more people have been diagnosed with the virus through testing by the Indiana health department, federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private labs, the health department said. That brings the total number of Indiana residents known to have the virus to 36,997. TOP STORIES Van Jones: Forget the KKK, its the white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter we should worry about Shaun King: Democrats, from top to bottom, are running the cities with the worst police brutality D.C. businesses open doors to shelter Black Lives Matter protesters in #OpenYourLobby campaign Deaths...
    (CNN)Film and television productions in California will soon be able to send their people back to work, several months after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered operations across the country and internationally. The new guidance from the California Department of Public Health states that TV, film and music productions in the state can resume on June 12, "subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations." The long-awaited green light came on Friday in an update that also provided updated guidance for schools, day camps and professional sports. "To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by...
    A New York woman was seen handing out baby raccoons to locals outside a 7-Eleven, prompting a search for the animals due to rabies concerns, health officials said on Wednesday. The incident occurred at the convenience store in Niagara Falls, N.Y., about a week ago. Authorities said nine of the primarily nocturnal creatures were handed out. So far, seven have been recovered. Officials are still on the hunt for "two potentially rabid raccoons." "Possession of raccoons is illegal except by a licensed rehabilitator and presents a potential rabies hazard to anyone in direct contact with the animal," said the Niagara County Department of Health in a press release. PREGNANT ELEPHANT DIES AFTER REPORTEDLY BEING FED PINEAPPLE FILLED WITH EXPLOSIVES The department...
    The number of coronavirus cases in New York City topped 200,000 Sunday, authorities said. The figure hit 200,547, or 654 more cases than the day before, according to the city Health Department. Meanwhile, a total of 21,569 people in the city have died from the contagion, with 57 additional fatalities being reported overnight, according to city Health Department. Still, the numbers reflect a slowing trend, officials say.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by more than 1,200 in Texas to surpass 61,000 with 25 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the deaths, the Texas health department reported Saturday. There are at least 61,006 cases and 1,626 deaths, according to the health department, an increase from 59,776 cases 1,601 deaths reported Friday. The true numbers are likely higher, however, because many people have not been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. TOP STORIES Van Jones: Forget the KKK, its the white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter we should worry about George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America Chattanooga police...
    Missouri’s only abortion clinic will be allowed to continue operating after a state commissioner declared Friday that the health department was wrong to drop the license of Planned Parenthood’s facility in St. Louis. Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi said, “Planned Parenthood has demonstrated that it provides safe and legal abortion care. Therefore, Planned Parenthood is entitled to renewal of its abortion facility license.” Friday’s decision means that Missouri will not become the first state without an abortion clinic since 1974. SWORN DEPOSITIONS RAISE NEW QUESTIONS IN PLANNED PARENTHOOD FETAL TISSUE CONTROVERSY "In over 4,000 abortions provided since 2018, the Department has only identified two causes to deny its license," Dandamudi wrote in his decision. Missouri’s health department director, Randall Williams,...
    A New York judge has ruled in a nurses union lawsuit that he can’t force the state Department of Health to provide personal protective equipment to nurses or make the agency to change its sick leave policy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) filed an emergency lawsuit last month asking a judge to make the DOH enforce Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s directive to provide one N-95 mask per day to medical workers and make the agency bring its coronavirus sick leave policy in line with the state’s. The state law allows for people with COVID-19 to receive two weeks paid sick leave, while the DOH issued a directive that nurses and other medical workers who test...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.More than 22 percent of the employees at a Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Iowa have tested positive for coronavirus, the Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday. Testing recently administered to workers at the facility, which is located in Storm Lake, resulted in 555 employees testing positive out of 2,517, the Des Moines Register reported, citing the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). SEE HIM: SUPERMARKET SHOPPER UPSET ABOUT PURCHASING LIMITS THROWS STEAK AT CASHIER Over the past few months, Tyson Foods facilities across the country have been forced to temporarily shutter following outbreaks of COVID-19, or staffing shortages caused by the pandemic. In...