FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A 29-year-old eastern Kentucky teacher known as a role model for her students has died after battling COVID-19, the district’s superintendent said Wednesday.
The outbreak of coronavirus in the United States and around the world has many in the Local 6 area worried about their health and safety.
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COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.
President Joe Biden is set to announce that the U.S. is doubling, to 1 billion doses, its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world. Biden is also set to embrace a goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year.
As of Tuesday, the positivity rate for COVID-19 test results is 11.95%. Currently, only three counties — Carlisle, Livingston and Clinton — are out of the COVID-19 red zone.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An elementary school in eastern Kentucky suffered its third coronavirus-related death among its staff since the school year began, the district’s superintendent said Tuesday.
Plus, the company said, adding a booster dose to a single shot of the vaccine raised immunity even more, and should also protect people strongly against infection.
(CNN) -- Comedian and actor Chris Rock revealed Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, and he is using the opportunity to urge others to get vaccinated against the virus.
FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear is warning unvaccinated Kentuckians not to count on the availability of monoclonal antibody infusions because of a national shortage affecting Kentucky's supply of the treatments.
The state has continued to report large numbers of cases in September. Over the past three days, the state has had 8,571 new cases.
COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. And like the worldwide scourge of a century ago, the coronavirus may never entirely disappear from our midst.
(CNN) -- The United States plans to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign visitors starting in November, the White House said Monday, relaxing a patchwork of bans that had begun to cause fury in Europe and replacing them with more uniform requirements for inbound internat…
In a highly anticipated announcement, Pfizer said on Monday a Phase 2/3 trial showed its Covid-19 vaccine was safe and generated a "robust" antibody response in children ages 5 to 11.
The vote Friday, 16-2, was a blow to the Biden administration's plan to shore up people's protection against the virus amid the highly contagious delta variant.
A head-to-head study of all three authorized coronavirus vaccines in the United States finds the Moderna vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer's in real-life use in keeping people out of the hospital, and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine comes in third.
Octavia Tokley said she and her husband, Erin, were grateful this year that their jobs made them among the first people eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration started meeting Friday morning to discuss whether many Americans need to start getting booster doses of coronavirus vaccine.
A Jefferson County judge has denied a woman’s request to order a Louisville hospital to treat her husband’s COVID-19 with ivermectin.
During a Team Kentucky Briefing Thursday afternoon, Beshear criticized leaders of the few Kentucky school districts who have chosen not to continue mask requirements after the General Assembly passed a measure to leave the decision in their hands.
The school district has rejected about 650 medical exemption forms, the "majority" of which were signed by Dan Busch, a chiropractor at Twin Palms Chiropractic in Venice, Florida.
"This all could have been avoided," the woman's son said. "This could have been prevented by a few acts of kindness. They were in a state that had one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Getting a vaccine and wearing a mask for others ... had this been done, she would be here today."
Idaho hospitals are so overwhelmed with the surge in coronavirus cases that doctors and nurses have to contact dozens of regional hospitals across the West in hopes of finding places to transfer individual critical patients.
GRAND RIVERS, KY — A bride-to-be from Grand Rivers, Kentucky, died last week of COVID-19. Her loved ones told NBC News she had decided to hold off on getting vaccinated, because of misinformation she was given about the shots. They told NBC News they're sharing her story because they know sh…
Gov. Andy Beshear sent more than 300 Kentucky National Guard members to hospitals throughout Kentucky. About 15 to 20 of those troops are at Baptist Health Paducah and 30 are at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health also reported 49 new virus-related deaths. Gov. Andy Beshear said the lives lost include multiple people in their 30s and 40s.
Missouri lawmakers, business lobbyists and protesters are railing against President Joe Biden's planned vaccine mandate for large businesses.
A review of hundreds of pieces of legislation across the United States shows that Republican legislators in more than half of the states are taking away the powers state and local officials use to protect the public against infectious diseases.
Most Americans believe that the public health benefits of restrictions due to Covid-19 are worth the economic and lifestyle costs, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.
The death brings the total number of Missouri children younger than 18 who have died from COVID-19 to six, according to state health department spokeswoman Lisa Cox.
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that 2.8 million consumers took advantage of a special six-month period to sign up for private health insurance coverage made more affordable by his COVID-19 relief law.
According to the Illinois Department for Public Health, Region 5 have an ICU capacity of 88 beds, and 100% of those beds were currently in use as of Monday.
Gov. Andy Beshear says he's concerned that people who are hesitant about getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will place too much faith in monoclonal antibody treatments.
The tables will be used as outside classrooms, and students can also eat outside. McNabb Elementary School Principal Teresa Spann says there was overwhelming help from the community.
From 2020 to 2021, the CDC reports that there were not a lot of flu cases. But we talked to one pharmacist in Paducah about why it's still important to get the flu shot.
Peggy Carter Seal is proud she's been able to do this service, and she says she'll continue it until cases seem to really wane.