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Itasca County Health Officials Concerned as Delta Variant Spreads

ITASCA COUNTY, Minn. – Health officials in Itasca County are looking to get ahead of the spread as the Delta variant of COVID-19 is being passed through community transmission. “We have to get back to basics. Everyone is tired of COVID and no one wants to be doing this anymore,...
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Alaska seeing one of sharpest COVID-19 surges in US

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s state epidemiologist says Alaska is experiencing “one of the sharpest surges” in COVID-19 in the country. Dr. Joe McLaughlin added that it’s not clear when the situation might stabilize. He says a lot will depend on vaccination rates and measures such as masking and distancing.
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Bat with rabies found in Festus this week, the second one this summer

Two bats have tested positive for rabies in Jefferson County this summer, including one on Tuesday (Sept. 14) in Festus, and the other one in late August in Hillsboro. A dog found the bat with rabies in Festus, and a cat found the one in Hillsboro. Jefferson County Health Department...

Health department reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths

The Christian County Health Department on Thursday reported four new coronavirus deaths. None of them had been vaccinated, according to a news release from department spokeswoman Cloie Rager. The deceased included a 44-year-old man who did not have any underlying health conditions, the release states. Three others who died had...

Health Dept. announces three more COVID deaths

VAN WERT — On Sept. 16, 2021, the Van Wert County General Health District reported three additional COVID-19 deaths of residents of Van Wert County, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 60. The Van Wert County General Health District would like to express its deepest sympathies for the family and friends of the deceased. The age ranges of the newly report deaths are:

Lafayette County Health Department updates COVID-19 data

LEXINGTON — 12 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed by the Lafayette County Health Department Thursday. There are currently 71 active cases and 17 hospitalizations in the county. The health department has confirmed a total of 3,419 cases and 70 deaths. There have been 47 new virus cases in Lafayette County since last Thursday.

Adams County Health Department urges people to get flu shots

QUINCY, Ill., (KHQA) — The Adams County Health Department, ACHD, is urging people to get their flu shot this year as we continue to battle COVID-19, both of which can cause severe respiratory illness. The ACHD offers seasonal influenza immunizations to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. -...

Oklahoma districts can join in-school COVID-19 testing program, Health Department announces

Oklahoma school districts will be able to opt into a program to provide free, in-school COVID-19 testing, the state Health Department announced Thursday. The program launched this week in partnership with the state Department of Education and is funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deputy health commissioner Keith Reed said at a news conference.
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Waiting for your COVID-19 test results? Here’s how to get them if you visited Marion County’s testing site

INDIANAPOLIS — A cybersecurity breach last month is changing the way the Marion County Health Department notifies Hoosiers of their COVID-19 test results. Earlier this month, Eskenazi Health revealed some data had been obtained by hackers during a cybersecurity breach on August 4th. At the time, officials confirmed Marion County Health Department was also part of that breach but did not clarify whether the department’s data was compromised.
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Sharon Regional birth centers closing date

SHARON – Sharon Regional Medical Center is going to close its maternity center. But it's not clear exactly when the final day will be. The Pennsylvania Department of Health said Thursday the hospital planned to close its maternity center by Nov. 9, a much earlier date than the one the healthcare provider gave publicly last week.

KCHD antibody clinic seeks approval

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - With the surge in COVID patients in Kanawha County, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has requested $1 million of emergency state funding from the department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to treat COVID-positive patients with antibody treatments. However, it’s been about a week since the...