Kingwood, WVWVNews

Preston Memorial Hospital to acquire Schwarzenbergs' clinic

KINGWOOD — Preston Memorial Hospital is expanding its presence in Preston County with the acquisition of the assets and lease of Milestone Family Practice in Kingwood. The Milestone Family Practice houses the offices of Drs. Bernice and Michael Schwarzenberg and would be an ambulatory health-care facility for the hospital while employing the Schwarzenbergs.
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Preston County, WVWVNews

25th Preston County Relay for Life held

ROWLESBURG — For 25 years, Prestonians have gathered to participate in Relay for Life to honor cancer’s victims and their families, and to raise money for cancer research. Saturday was the annual event, which was held at the Rowlesburg Ambulance Service building. The Relay for Life event was originally to be held in the Rowlesburg Park, but was moved because of rainy forecast.
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Somerset, PAPosted by
The Tribune-Democrat

Region has four new COVID-19 cases and one death

There were just four new COVID-19 cases and one additional death across the eight-county region in Monday’s update by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Cambria and Somerset counties each reported one new case, and Westmoreland County added two positives among 129 new cases statewide. Clearfield County’s new death was among...
Allegany County, MDWCBC Radio

Just 5 New COVID Cases Reported in Allegany County

The Allegany County Health Department will hold a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic on the ground floor of the Willowbrook Office Complex (12501 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland) on Wednesday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines will be offered to anyone age 18 or older. No appointment is needed.

DOH COVID-19 Update

No maps to show you Today as positive COVID-19 cases are way down. The Department Of Health announced 129 new cases Today. There were only two new cases in our area one each in Cambria and Somerset Counties. And the Department announced just one new death across the state it...

COVID-19 Update June 19th

The Department of Health reports just 177 new Coronavirus cases on Saturday, Pennsylvania continues to decrease its daily totals in COVID cases. The 7-day average now at its lowest levels since the opening weeks of the Pandemic back in March 2020. No deaths were reported on Saturday Statewide, and hospitalizations are now down to just 441.
Morgantown, WVWVNews

Blood donors urgently needed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The American Red Cross has a severe blood shortage. All blood types are needed, especially type O. Donations are crucial to support patients’ ongoing medical needs and unforeseen emergencies, including those at WVU Medicine hospitals, especially as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants, and elective surgeries rise.

Summer Alexander Merritt, MD

This time last year, many of us were bewildered that our country and the world had been halted by a newly declared pandemic caused by a novel virus. Reports from physician colleagues on both coasts terrified me. Fast forward to June 2021, and 272 people in Midland have died. Two hundred and seventy-two mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, friends, patients, co-workers, partners, spouses are gone.
Cumberland, MDCumberland Times-News

Health department changing virus testing operation

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Health Department is changing how its COVID-19 testing is conducted at the county fairgrounds. Beginning Friday, the operation will change to a drive-up format, health officials said Wednesday, and patients will pull into a designated parking space at the multipurpose building and a nurse will come to the vehicle to conduct the test.
Mineral County, WVMineral Daily News-Tribune

WVU Medicine buys Bess family practice

KEYSER – WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital (PVH) has acquired the family practice owned by Charles Bess, M.D., located at 514 New Creek Highway, Keyser. PVH will operate the clinic under the name Potomac Valley Family Practice. Dr. Bess opened the practice in 1994, following the completion of his family...

UPMC Somerset Advanced Wound Care Center Recognized for High Patient Satisfaction and Wound Healing Rates

SOMERSET, Pa. – UPMC Somerset leaders and clinicians gathered to recognize The Advanced Wound Care Center at UPMC Somerset, a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92% and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92% within 28 median days to heal. Of 555 centers eligible for the Healogics Center of Distinction Award, 278 achieved the honor.

The Heral's Virus Report

Blair: 10,607 - 340 - 279.1. *Rate is number of deaths per 100,000 population. It is used to compare county death rates. Note: This will be the Herald’s last COVID-19 statistics update and Spanish article. Those interested can stay informed by checking the Pa. Department of Health’s website.
Pennsylvania StateThe Tribune-Democrat

COVID-19 tallies steadily declining in Pa., but greater share of cases seen in younger people

As the number of daily COVID-19 cases steadily declines in Pennsylvania, the percentage of total positive tests among people age 0 to 49 continues to rise. In January, 60% of the total cases recorded were among that age group. The total is now at 68%, according to information released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health on Monday. Vaccines have been available to older residents for a longer period of time than to those age 49 or younger.

Interim trial data shows low effectiveness for CureVac shot

BERLIN (AP) — German vaccine maker CureVac says interim data from late-stage testing of its coronavirus shot show a comparatively low effectiveness in protecting people against COVID-19. The results appear to be a significant setback for CureVac’s efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine. But the company said the study was hampered by the broad range of variants found among the COVID-19 cases reviewed in the trial and that final results may still change. Curevac said interim results from its trial with 40,000 participants show the vaccine has an efficacy of 47% against COVID-19 disease of any severity. This did not meet what the company said were its “prespecified statistical success criteria."
Cumberland, MDCumberland Times-News

State grants will help pay overdue utility bills due to pandemic

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Public Service Commission has allocated $83 million in state grants to Maryland electric and gas utilities with the goal of reducing or eliminating residential customer bill arrearages, particularly those incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maryland utilities reported that thousands of residential customers fell behind on their...