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COVID-19

Thu. 8:35 a.m.: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

WUHAN, China (AP) — A global team of researchers arrived today in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. The ...

Vaccine details for Valley expected in next two days

Local health districts, emergency management agencies and vaccine providers are supposed to announce today or Thursday when and where those at least 80 years old can get COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Mike DeWine said. Tracy Styka, a spokeswoman for Mahoning County Public Health District, said: ...

Wed. 9:08 a.m.: US COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300

Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. hit another one-day high at over 4,300 with the country's attention focused largely on the fallout from the deadly uprising at the Capitol. The nation's overall death toll from COVID-19 has eclipsed 380,000, according to Johns Hopkins University, and is closing ...

Tue. 8:50 a.m.: US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back 2nd dose

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking states to speed delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older and to others at high risk by no longer holding back the second dose of the two-dose shots, officials said this morning. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar ...

New COVID-19 cases slow down in Valley

The state reported 28 new COVID-19 deaths Sunday, bringing the total to 9,627 since the coronavirus pandemic began last March. The Ohio Department of Health reported 6,088 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total cases to 777,065. It was the lowest one-day increase in five days. ODH also ...

Mon. 11:08 a.m.: China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

BEIJING (AP) — Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said today. The experts will arrive on Thursday and meet with Chinese counterparts, the National ...

Mahoning adds 10 deaths to COVID-19 toll, ODH reports

According to the Ohio Department of Heath website, 10 COVID-19 deaths were reported Saturday in Mahoning County. However, the site appeared to have contradictory information. The website listed the number of deaths for Mahoning at 325, 10 more than were listed on Friday. But the bar graph ...

State nears 250K first vaccine doses given

With the state set to start a second group of people getting COVID-19 vaccinations on Jan. 19, Ohio has been slow to give doses to those in the first phase. As of Friday, 248,600 first doses of the vaccine were given to health care workers and personnel routinely involved in the care of ...

DeWine announces new distribution steps

Starting Jan. 19, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to the general population, starting with those ages 80 and older. Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced plans for distribution of the vaccines in the coming weeks, which are for “the most vulnerable and most at-risk” to be given the ...