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COVID-19

COVID-19 on rise again in Ohio

After three straight weeks of declines in the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Ohioans, the number increased by 4.4 percent. The number of cases per 100,000 is slightly higher than it was two weeks ago after a 4.1 percent decrease last week. The three weeks of declines came after seven ...

Thu. 8:25 a.m.: China locks down 21 million in Chengdu in COVID-19 outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have locked down Chengdu, a southwestern city of 21 million people, following a spike in COVID-19 cases. Residents have been ordered to stay home, and about 70 percent of the flights have been suspended to and from the city, which is a major transit hub in ...

Thu. 10:03 a.m.: Munich’s Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this fall, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the famous Bavarian beer festival said today. "The Wiesn will take place," Clemens Baumgaertner told reporters in Munich using the ...

Ohio tops 1K hospitalizations

For the fifth straight week, the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 increased. In just the past three weeks, cases in Ohio have increased by 58 percent and have hit levels not seen since in more than five months. Also since July 14, the daily total number of people in Ohio hospitals with ...

Fri. 9:13 a.m.: US reaches deal with Moderna for omicron COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said this morning it has reached an agreement with Moderna to buy 66 million doses of the company's next generation of COVID-19 vaccine that targets the highly transmissible omicron variant, enough supply this winter for all who want the upgraded ...

Mon. 9:19 a.m.: Some schools hit hard by virus make few changes for new year

As a new school year approaches, COVID-19 infections are again on the rise, fueled by highly transmissible variants, filling families with dread. They fear the return of a pandemic scourge: outbreaks that sideline large numbers of teachers, close school buildings and force students back into ...