State reports 376 new COVID-19 cases in a single day

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 526 new COVID-19 infections over the last two days, as well as two additional Alaska resident deaths related to the virus. Of those new cases, 376 were reported in a single day. The state reports new COVID-19...
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Lincoln, NEklkntv.com

Family searches for heroes who saved Lincoln man after bridge collapses

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Lincoln man is lucky to be alive after a terrifying accident at work, a bridge partially collapsing underneath him. 27-year-old Colin Perkins, who works for OLB Railway, was mowing the grass around some railroad tracks Tuesday morning. He was driving a skid-steer loader over a small bridge near 33rd and Baldwin, like he’s done plenty of times before, when that bridge partially collapsed. Colin, while still inside his machine, fell 25 feet below into some water.
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Siloam Springs, ARnwahomepage.com

Girl speaks out on hospital capacity in light of COVID-19 after her brother waits hours for an ICU bed

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – A Siloam Springs girl is speaking out about hospital capacity after waiting hours for her chronically ill brother to find an ICU bed. Ashley McFadin said it all began Monday when her brother got sick and needed to get to the hospital but had to wait 14 hours for a bed due to overcrowding. She said she feels hospitals are overcrowding because of COVID-19 patients who chose not to get vaccinated.
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Summer Surge: As Coronavirus Infections Rise In Maryland, Some Reveal Why They Won’t Get Vaccine; Hogan Says ‘Breakthrough’ Infections Under 1%

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Less than half of people in Baltimore City are fully vaccinated. Dondrick Ford said he is one of those who remains hesitant. “I’m not even going to lie to you, I’m not vaccinated, but I am going to get vaccinated,” Ford told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren. He said the recent rise in COVID—19 cases fueled by the more contagious Delta variant has changed his mind. “Even though I do have concerns about vaccinations, to me it will probably save my life,” Ford said. Hospitalizations increased Tuesday. There are 208 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 140 in acute care and 49...
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Divisiveness Continues Between Those Vaccinated And Not As Yolo County Masks Up Again

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Masks are now recommended indoors — regardless of vaccination status — after updated guidance from the CDC. Local counties are taking their own stand to get a handle on the more infectious Delta variant. In our area, a mask mandate is just days away in Yolo County where there’s also growing tension between those vaccinated and those who are not. “We got our three-week vacation; summer’s over,” said Jason with Taylor’s Market in Sacramento. After a brief hiatus, masks are back. They’re requested — not required — at businesses across the Sacramento area. “Everyone in the back of their minds knew...
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Doctor: The heartbreaking Covid cases I'm seeing

Janice Blanchard MD PhD is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN) — The summer got off to a fun start. As vaccines became increasingly accessible, many...
Oregon Statekptv.com

COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Oregon

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The new Delta Variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Oregon and across the United States. “99.5% of the people who are hospitalized now are people who are not vaccinated and the vast majority is because of the Delta Variant,” Dr. Bukhosi, an OHA Senior Health Advisor, said. He said hospitals are beginning to fill up because of the surge and cases are up 53% this week compared to last week. He said they didn’t expect the Delta Variant to cause as many problems as it has.
Tuscaloosa, ALCBS42.com

DCH will keep vaccination clinic open in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, DCH Regional Medical Center will now keep its remote vaccination clinic open. Officials were planning to close it due to a decrease in public demand to get vaccine shots. Spokesperson Andy North is hoping the decision to keep...

Rogers County hospitals 'struggling,' RSU making plans for start of school

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Rogers County Emergency Management Director, Scotty Stokes, said cases are rising in the area. "Right now we have zero ICU beds in Rogers County," Stokes said Wednesday. The county's only two hospitals, Hillcrest Claremore and the Claremore Indian Hospital, are seeing more COVID patients, Stokes said.
Memphis, TNwmcactionnews5.com

Surge in COVID-19 cases in Arkansas leads to shortage of ICU beds

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Health experts in Memphis are watching the evolving COVID-19 situation in Arkansas with growing concern as ICU departments across the state are at, or are close to capacity. “Our ICU is at capacity,” said Rawle Seupaul, chief clinical officer at the University of Arkansas for Medical...