Coronavirus

Vanderburgh Co. Health Depart. to announce new plan for unmasked patrons Wed.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department plans to announce how they’re dealing with crowds of unmasked patrons.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Evansville joins cities across the nation to remember lives lost to COVID-19

  Owensboro Health puts new COVID-19 vaccination appointments on hold

  Deaconess President provides coronavirus and vaccine updates

  ‘Shameful’: US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

  Mayor Winnecke reflects on COVID-19 in the community

Evansville Catholic schools report 17 new positive COVID-19 tests

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Posey Co. schools will go virtual due to COVID-19

  Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop COVID-19 pandemic

  Boosting your body’s vaccine response: Stress doesn’t help

36 more local Hoosiers die of coronavirus; all local counties but 1 report new deaths

Gov. Beshear reports 27 additional COVID-19 deaths

  A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

How dangerous is it? Scientists study South African COVID-19 variant

A second wave of COVID-19 is devastating South Africa.

Tamarack Elementary closed to all in-person learning for rest of week

Tamarack Elementary School in Daviess County is closed to all in-person learning starting Tuesday.

  ‘We’re surviving’: Mother, daughter battle COVID-19 at same Calif. hospital

The two believe the mother came into contact with someone who had COVID-19 while working at Walgreens.

  WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries.

  Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

  Newburgh woman loses battle against COVID-19 after making thousands of masks

  ‘I had the feeling of impending doom’: COVID survivor urges plasma donation

  IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals moved to April 3

51 new local COVID cases reported in Ilinois

  Man allegedly hid 3 months at Chicago airport due to COVID-19

Green River District reports 2 new COVID deaths, 101 additional cases

The Green River District Health Department reported two COVID-19 related deaths and 101 additional cases.

ISDH reports 116 new COVID cases in Vanderburgh Co.; 2.5K new cases reported statewide

On Monday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 2,548 new coronavirus cases and 30 additional deaths.

  Tri-State celebrating MLK Day Events differently due to pandemic

Throughout the upcoming week, several communities will be remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  New traffic pattern coming to Deaconess for COVID-19 testing, vaccines

The Deaconess drive-thru testing location on Chestnut Street in downtown Evansville is now the primary COVID-19 vaccine for the health system.

  Mother dies from COVID-19 weeks after giving birth to 3rd child

Her widower says he’s going to do what he can to make sure all three girls grow up knowing their mom.

6 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death reported in Muhlenberg Co.

This brings the countywide number to 2,381 total cases and 41 deaths.

  Evansville business closing due to pandemic

Another Evansville business is closing its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ISDH reports 124 new coronavirus cases in Vanderburgh Co., 2 additional deaths in Dubois Co.

Sunday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 3,228 new coronavirus cases and 24 additional deaths.

  Couple married 33 years dies from COVID-19 just 1 day apart

The couple had many plans for 2021, including getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Their friends hope their deaths serve as a stark message about the importance of the vaccine.

  UE students return to campus this weekend

Students at the University of Evansville are moving back to campus this weekend following the holiday break.

IL reports new COVID-19 death in Edwards Co.

Illinois health officials are reporting 11,985 new coronavirus cases and 130 additional deaths Saturday.

Green River District reports 216 new COVID-19 cases

Saturday, the Green River District Health Department reported 216 new coronavirus cases.

State map shows new death, 153 new COVID-19 cases in Vanderburgh Co.

Saturday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 3,973 new coronavirus cases and 41 additional deaths.

  100-year-old hospital volunteer receives COVID-19 vaccine in Evansville

The COVID-19 vaccination means the world to one of Ascension Saint Vincent’s very favorite volunteers. This returning volunteer is 100-years-old.

  COVID-19 vaccine wait list sees thousands of patients

Using this list is how Deaconess Health System has managed not to waste a single vaccine dose, according to officials.

KY Gov. Beshear: Over 190k total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far

The Governor confirmed that 325,625 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received in Kentucky and 190,547 doses have been administered. Out of these doses, 31,158 have been administered to long-term care facility residents and staff.

  Hopkins County begins vaccinating school workers

Hopkins County has moved to the beginning of Tier 1B, making them one of the first counties in Kentucky to start vaccinating school workers.

  Tell City-Troy Township schools moving to virtual learning next week

Due to staffing concerns all Tell City-Troy Township Schools, officials say students will move to virtual instruction the week of January 18 through January 22.

  Anger in states over pace of COVID-19 vaccine allotments

The developments threatened to escalate tensions between the Trump administration and some states over who is responsible for the relatively slow start to the vaccination campaign.

  IL Region 5 can move to Tier 2 COVID-19 guidelines

Governor Pritzker announces Regions 1, 2, 5 will move down into Tier 2 from Tier 3.

  Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2 million amid vaccine rollout

The milestone was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

1 new COVID death, 174 new cases reported in Vanderbugh Co.

Friday, Indiana reported 4,744 new COVID-19 cases and 42 new deaths.

  Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

He has been acting as a top pandemic adviser to Biden and his appointment was announced Friday by the presidential transition office.

  VHS announces more than 90% save rate in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for shelter animals.

  Half of Owensboro bars, restaurants apply for city relief funding

The program was launched at the beginning of last week, giving businesses about two weeks to apply.

  Checking in on Indiana COVID-19 vaccine sites

It’s all about patience and timing when it comes to scheduling your vaccine appointment in Indiana.

  USI, UE outlines spring semester plans

A new semester is at hand for thousands of Tri-State college students.

  OPS students return to in-person learning on hybrid schedule

Owensboro Public School officials have released their detailed plans for sending students back in-person.

  Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

The Biden plan comes as a divided nation remains caught in the grip of the pandemic’s most dangerous wave yet. So far, more than 380,000 Americans have died.

  Perry Co. Sheriff hospitalized with COVID-19

Officials say Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone is being treated for COVID-19.

  Expanded vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

Up until the past few days, health care workers and nursing home patients had largely been given priority in most places around the U.S.

  How to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue across the Tri-State, it can be difficult to keep up with who is eligible to get a vaccine and how to sign up.

  KY announces Kroger partnership to assist with COVID-19 vaccinations

On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new partnership with Kroger to increase vaccinations in the coming months. He says high-volume vaccination centers will be established in regions across Kentucky.

  No evidence of child abuse surge amid pandemic, HHS leaders say

Calls to hotlines reporting suspected abuse are down compared to 2019, while calls to support centers from hard-up families seeking assistance have increased.

  COVID testing site at C.K. Newsome Center extended

Testing at the site, which is administered by OptumServe, will be extended through March, and is available for those that live and work in the Evansville region.

29 new local COVID-19 cases in Illinois

Illinois health officials are reporting 6,652 new coronavirus cases and 88 additional deaths Thursday.

Post Malone donates 10,000 Crocs to frontline workers

The new Crocs were released last month. They sold out in less than an hour.

1 new COVID death, 159 new cases reported in Vanderburgh Co.

Thursday, Indiana reported 4,411 new COVID-19 cases and 40 new deaths.

Pope Francis gets first dose of COVID vaccine

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Vatican.

  US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

The latest figures for jobless claims, issued Thursday by the Labor Department, remain at levels never seen until the virus struck.

  WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate coronavirus pandemic origins

Scientists suspect the virus that has killed 1.9 million people since late 2019 jumped to humans from bats or other animals.

  Being in the ‘red’ impacting businesses in Posey Co.

The Posey County Economic Development Partnership tells us the small businesses are making it through these difficult times.

  EXPLAINER: What is WHO team in Wuhan looking for?

The WHO team of international researchers that arrived in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday hopes to find clues to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Custodians in Henderson Co. sanitize schools ahead of Group 2′s return

Custodians in Henderson County are working hard to make sure students in Group 2 are safe when they head back to school Thursday.

  Firefighters raise money for elderly woman who lost son’s ashes in house fire

The 76-year-old woman had a tough 2020. Her son died from COVID-19, and she lost two houses, one due to money problems and the other to fire.

  COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson successful in early trials

Johnson & Johnson is contracted to deliver 100 million vaccine doses to the U.S. government if it wins approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  Some KY schools begin vaccination process, thousands of teachers await to receive doses

Law enforcement agencies are vaccinated, but thousands of teachers are awaiting a vaccination date from the state of Kentucky.

  SWIRCA assisting elderly to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that Hoosiers over the age of 70 are now eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine. A local organization is helping this population with the process.

  Dawson Springs Schools delays return to in-person learning, new date set for Feb. 1

Students in the Dawson Springs Independent School System will not return to in-person classes until next month.

  US COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300

With the country simultaneously facing a political crisis and on edge over threats of more violence from far-right extremists, the U.S. recorded 4,327 deaths on Tuesday by Johns Hopkins’ count.

  Mayor Winnecke gives business updates during Chamber lunch

The Southwest Indiana Chamber hosted the 2021 Lunch with Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke on Wednesday.

  KY reports 3rd highest daily total of COVID-19 deaths

Kentucky is reporting that 313,282 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 12.29% statewide.

  Hoosiers 70+ signing up for COVID vaccine

Hoosiers age 70 and older can now begin scheduling appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Newburgh woman contracts COVID-19 after making thousands of masks for community

A Newburgh woman took to her sewing machine and made around 3,000 masks for the community since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  IRS gets more COVID-19 relief payments out after delays

A number of people who filed their taxes with an online preparation service initially found that their economic impact payment did not make it to them directly. The IRS and tax preparation service companies say they've been working diligently to resolve the issue.

  Vaccine time: How to overcome your fear of needles

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, but for millions of Americans, a fear of needles may make the decision to get the vaccine even harder.

37 new local COVID-19 cases in Illinois

Illinois health officials are reporting 5,862 new coronavirus cases and 97 additional deaths Wednesday.

  Study: In pandemic era, older adults isolated but resilient

When it comes to mental and emotional health, older adults in the United States are showing resilience and persevering despite struggles with loneliness and isolation.