Coronavirus

  Nearly 4M doses of J&J virus vaccine on way to states

The White House is encouraging Americans to take the first dose available to them, regardless of manufacturer.

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

  Owensboro Burger Week kicks off Tuesday

  Kentucky set to begin COVID-19 vaccinations for people in Phase 1C on Mon.

  Elderly couple who found love during COVID-19 get vaccinated before wedding

5 new coronavirus cases reported in local Ill. counties

Ind. reports new COVID-19 death, 20 more cases in Vanderburgh Co.

  Pharmacist drives through snow to deliver COVID-19 vaccine to disabled woman, family

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  USI men’s basketball withdraws from GLVC postseason due to COVID-19 cases

  J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

  OVC releases safety protocols ahead of conference basketball tournaments

8 new coronavirus cases reported in local Ill. counties

  Mo. girl finds parents dead in bed reportedly from COVID-19

Green River District reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 29 new cases

Ind. reports 33 new coronavirus cases in Vanderburgh Co.

Saturday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 897 new coronavirus cases and 27 more deaths.

  Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

U.S. testing hit a peak on Jan. 15. Since then, the average number of daily tests has fallen more than 28%.

Fraudulent unemployment insurance claims on the rise in Ky.

It’s happening so often in Kentucky that the state Unemployment Office added a new online form yesterday for you to report it.

  COVID-19 UK variant spreads in Tri-State

The UK variant of the COVID-19 virus, which is more contagious, has been identified in five patients at Deaconess.

  US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

4 new COVID-19 deaths, 42 new cases reported in Green River District

Evansville Catholic schools report 3 new positive COVID-19 cases

  Ohio Co. schools will move to in-person learning late March

3 new cases, no new deaths reported in local Ill. counties

Ind. reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths in Warrick Co.

  United Way conducting survey to determine needs caused by pandemic

United Way of Southwestern Indiana, along with Indiana United Ways and the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of Greater Evansville, wants to know how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected you and your family.

  COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund announces 13th round of allocations

This round granted nearly $300,000 to all eight nonprofit applicants who applied.

  Kroger vaccine clinics opening in Owensboro, Madisonville

A couple of Kroger vaccine clinics opened Friday in Western Kentucky.

  Ky. colleges get $269 million for coronavirus help

Several of Kentucky’s colleges and universities have been given a total of $203,628,298 to support students and campus communities during the coronavirus crisis.

  Ky. Gov. Beshear announces 119 new COVID-19 vaccine locations statewide

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear disclosed 119 new vaccination locations on Thursday, which increases the statewide total to 410 sites across the commonwealth.

  Deaconess President provides coronavirus and vaccine updates

The President of Deaconess Health System, Dr. James Porter speaks with 14 News live on 14 News at 6 frequently to provide updates on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine in our community.

US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

U.S. regulators are allowing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to be shipped and stored at less-frigid temperatures, which should ease distribution and administration of one of the two vaccines authorized for emergency use in the country.

  Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades.

  Understanding post-COVID syndrome

A new study suggests even in mild cases, some folks may feel symptoms months later. The condition is known as post-COVID syndrome.

  Biden marks 50M vaccine doses in first 5 weeks in office

On Thursday, Biden marked the administration of the 50 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine since his swearing-in.

  CDC launches website to help find nearby COVID-19 vaccine providers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new search tool for COVID-19 vaccines.

  Illinois expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to those with serious medical conditions

Governor Pritzker announced an expansion on vaccine eligibility to those with serious medical conditions like heart disease and cancer.

No deaths, all local Ind. counties but Vanderburgh show single digit COVID-19 case increase

Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,109 new coronavirus cases and 26 more deaths.

  Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York

The U.S. military on Wednesday began delivering shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and announced that service members will start staffing four centers in Florida and one in Philadelphia next week.

  Henderson Co. Schools plan for return to 4-day in-person schedule on March 22

During Wednesday’s meeting, school officials announced their intention for all students to return to in-person classes four days per week, starting on March 22.

  Evansville officials establishing COVID-19 testing site prior to OVC Tournament

Ohio Valley Conference and Evansville Sports Corporation officials are being cautious due to COVID-19, setting up a testing site at the Old National Events Plaza for tournament officials, teams and workers.

  Hundreds of Owensboro Health patients have received antibody treatment

The health system says its antibody treatment numbers are staggering and the therapy can prevent serious symptoms or hospitalizations.

  DCPS, OPS reveal proposed plans to return to 5-day schedule

The Daviess County and Owensboro Public School districts held joint press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss proposed plans on returning to in-person learning five-days a week.

  Daviess Co. Fiscal Court discusses KY vaccine rollout

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly spoke with KYTC Secretary Jim Gray about the commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

  Gov. Holcomb to extend order for county-level coronavirus restrictions

On Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,019 new coronavirus cases and 14 more deaths.

Country music star Trisha Yearwood tests positive for COVID-19

Country music superstar Trisha Yearwood has tested positive for COVID-19 following a positive test by a member of her and husband Garth Brooks’ team, according to a representative for the duo.

  FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID

The report Wednesday confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19.

Ky. surpasses 400k total COVID-19 cases, 4,500 deaths

Kentucky is reporting that 400,307 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.9% statewide.

  States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

Maryland and California recently approved help for small businesses, the poor, the jobless and those needing child care.

6 new local COVID-19 cases in Ill. area, no new deaths

Illinois health officials reported a total of 2,022 new cases and 44 new deaths.

  Combined flu, COVID-19 vaccine possible in future, UK virologist says

Wendy Barclay, the head of the infectious disease department at Imperial College London, told UK lawmakers Wednesday that a combination vaccine is the most likely scenario in the coming years.

  States rush to catch up on delayed vaccines, expand access

Limited supply of the two approved COVID-19 vaccines has hampered the pace of vaccinations -- and that was before extreme winter weather delayed the delivery of about 6 million doses this past week.

  USI to hold the Spring 2021 commencement in-person with limited capacity

Officials say the ceremonies will take place from May 7 through May 9.

  Fewer Americans concerned about getting COVID, but fear still high

A new Axios-Ipsos poll indicates 69% of Americans are worried about the possibility of becoming ill.

  Drug executives: Big jump in vaccine supply is coming soon

By the end of March, Pfizer and Moderna expect to have provided the U.S. government with a total of 220 million vaccine doses, up from the roughly 75 million shipped so far.

  Dawson Springs Independent Schools vote to return to in-person learning 4 days a week

A Dawson Springs Independent School System Board meeting is set for Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

  Mexican president says Mexico doing better than US on virus

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even though Mexico’s per capita death rate is probably higher and the country has vaccinated less than one percent of its population.

Ill. Gov. Pritzker announces 1 million children to receive monthly food aid

Illinois health officials reported a total of 1,665 new cases and 27 new deaths.

  Gov. Beshear issues new executive order on Ky. schools

The Green River District Health Department reported one new COVID-19 related death and 31 additional cases.

  Hoosiers 60 and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

ISDH announced Tuesday morning that Hoosiers 60 and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine.

  Kentucky Senate votes to make to-go alcohol sales permanent

Kentucky lawmakers have advanced legislation allowing to-go alcohol sales to become a permanent fixture for restaurants as a pick-me-up to help offset coronavirus-related losses.

  ‘They went together’: Couple married 44 years die from COVID-19 just days apart

The couple's family is encouraging others to get vaccinated in hopes they can avoid pain and suffering at the hands of COVID-19.

  US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

After a year that has darkened doorways across the U.S., the pandemic has surpassed a milestone that once seemed unimaginable.

Mt. Vernon Redevelopment Commission increases business grants

The Mt. Vernon Redevelopment Commission is increasing the amount it’s offering to downtown businesses.

  State cancels Owensboro pharmacy’s vaccine order

Owensboro Family Pharmacy tells 14 News they were set to administer COVID-19 vaccines, but the state canceled their order.

  School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

Federal law requires states to test students each year in subjects including math and reading as a way to gauge schools’ progress and to identify learning disparities among different groups of students.

  Warrick Co. schools to offer virtual learning option next school year

Warrick County school leaders are reaching out to parents to gauge interest in virtual learning next year.

  Congress preps for first votes on $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

The bill would provide hundreds of billions of dollars for state and local governments, shuttered schools, COVID-19 vaccines and testing and struggling airlines, restaurants and other businesses.

  Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly

Hopes for a return to normality rest largely on Britain’s fast-moving inoculation program that has given more than 17.5 million people, a third of the country’s adult population, the first of two doses of vaccine.

1 new COVID-19 death reported in Wayne Co.; 3 new local Ill. cases

Illinois health officials reported a total of 1,246 new cases and 34 new deaths.

  UK data: COVID-19 vaccines sharply cut hospitalizations

Preliminary results from a study in Scotland found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduced hospital admissions by up to 85% four weeks after the first dose, while the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot cut admissions by up to 94%.

Gov. Beshear announces Ky. to start vaccinating people in Phase 1C in March

The Green River District Health Department reported 76 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths.

  Woman, 73, studying nursing to visit husband in care facility during COVID-19

The pandemic has only caused confusion for her husband of 26 years, who has Parkinson’s and dementia.

  US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

The U.S. stands at the brink of 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus.

Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers

The United States is on the verge of a supply breakthrough as manufacturing ramps up and with the expectation of a third vaccine becoming available in the coming weeks.

Ind. reports 2 new local COVID deaths Sunday

Sunday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 888 new coronavirus cases and 35 more deaths.

Health officials report 1 more COVID-19 death, 14 new cases in local Ill. counties over the weekend

Over the weekend, Illinois health officials reported a total of 3,507 new cases and 77 more deaths.

  Mont. boy, 13, suffers COVID-19 symptoms, including heart problems, for months

The 13-year-old contracted COVID-19 in November. He hasn’t been to school since and continues to experience symptoms, many severe, from the illness.

  ‘They want their babysitters back’: Entire California school board resigns after hot mic comments

Trustees were awaiting the start of the meeting when they began discussing parents’ letters and social media posts about reopening schools.

  Indoor visitation resumes at some long-term care facilities in Ky.

New COVID-19 guidance that could impact thousands of state residents and their loved ones went into effect this weekend.

Green River District reports 1 more COVID-19 death, 51 new cases

Saturday, the Green River District reported one new death and 51 additional coronavirus cases.

ISDH reports 4 more COVID-19 deaths in local counties; 35 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

Saturday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,449 new coronavirus cases and 14 more deaths.

  USI men’s and women’s basketball sidelined for rest of regular season due to COVID-19

University of Southern Indiana Men’s and Women’s Basketball have been placed on pause for the remainder of the 2020-21 regular season due to COVID-19.