Coronavirus

  Cruise line requires passengers to get COVID vaccine

Saga Cruise Lines announced passengers must be fully vaccinated, meaning they've received both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before their departure.

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

  US jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

  Biden’s US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

  Schwarzenegger on COVID-19 vaccine: ‘Come with me if you want to live’

  Holding hands, couple married 70 years dies from COVID-19 minutes apart

Graham Regional Medical Center reports 15 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

  MSU Texas reports 3 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

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  Health District to hold next COVID-19 vaccine clinic Saturday

  5 new deaths, 71 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  As virus surges, states reporting shortages of vaccine

  Woman pregnant with twins survives COVID-19 after 7 weeks in hospital, special therapy

What we know about the 11,192 active cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

  Health District moving toward new automated vaccine sign-up system

Clay County Memorial Hospital receives COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Clay County Memorial Hospital has received 950 doses of the Pfizer Vaccine.

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

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 400,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

  3 new deaths, 84 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 161 new cases, 2 additional deaths on Wednesday; hospitalization rate at 17.92%

The City of Lubbock issues daily reports on COVID-19. Get the latest information here.

Area pharmacies, hospitals receiving more COVID-19 vaccines during week 6 rollout

  MSU Texas reports 11 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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

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

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

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

  ‘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.

Graham Regional Medical Center reports 1 new COVID-19 related death Monday

The announcement came on Monday.

  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

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.

  Health District waitlist sign-ups temporarily paused

Anyone on the health district’s current waitlist will not lose their place.

101 patients positive, suspected positive for COVID-19 at United Regional

Hospital officials say these numbers will be updated every Monday and Thursday.

  5 new deaths, 146 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

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

Convalescent plasma, blood plasma taken from people who have recovered from COVID-19, has antibodies that can help those who are sick from the virus.

  One new COVID-19 related death reported in Baylor County

The announcement came on Monday.

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

The man was “scared to go home due to COVID,” and told authorities that he’d found a badge and that other passengers at the airport had given him food.

  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.

  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.

Graham Regional Medical Center reports 22 new COVID-19 cases Friday

The announcement came on Friday.

  7 new deaths, 111 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

MSU Texas reports 7 new COVID-19 cases Friday

A total of 342 people in the campus community have tested positive since July 1, 2020.

  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.

  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.

  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.

Nine new COVID-19 related deaths confirmed in Young County

The announcement came on Thursday.

Montague County JP offices temporarily close due to COVID-19

Both Montague County Justice of the Peace offices have temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

  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.

  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.

Health District no longer scheduling appointments for Saturday COVID-19 vaccine clinic

“This is an exciting opportunity to be able to fully utilize the COVID-19 vaccine doses that the North Texas State Hospital received."

  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.

  Three new deaths, 156 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Thursday.

116 patients positive, suspected positive for COVID-19 at United Regional

Hospital officials say these numbers will be updated every Monday and Thursday.

Texas first state to administer 1 million COVID-19 vaccines

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced that that State of Texas has administered more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

Post Malone donates 10,000 Crocs to frontline workers

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

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.

  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.

  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.

Graham Regional Medical Center reports two new COVID-19 related deaths

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  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.

  WATCH: News Channel 6 hosts COVID-19 Vaccine Forum

News Channel 6 hosted a COVID-19 Vaccine Forum on Wednesday.

  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.

MSU Texas reports 3 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

A total of 335 people in the campus community have tested positive since July 1, 2021.

Wichita County JP Precinct 2 Office to temporarily close due to COVID-19

Stick with News Channel 6 as we learn more.

  Two new deaths, 138 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Wednesday.

Health District to offer appointment based COVID-19 vaccine clinic via waitlist

“This is an exciting opportunity to be able to fully utilize the COVID-19 vaccine doses that the North Texas State Hospital received."

  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.

  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.

  ‘I thought I had a lifetime’: Wife watches husband’s decline from COVID-19 via FaceTime

Doctors say the husband and father of three will need a lung transplant to live, but he needs to be more stable for surgery.

  Veterans, friends of more than 70 years vaccinated for COVID-19 together

The two friends are staying connected despite the COVID-19 pandemic, going together to get their first doses of the vaccine at a Veterans Affairs medical facility.

Graham Regional Medical Center reports 20 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

The announcement came on Tuesday.

639 active COVID-19 cases reported at Allred Prison Tuesday

The prison has seen a total of 933 cases so far.

MSU Texas reports 6 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

A total of 332 people in the campus community have tested positive since July 1, 2021.

  US to require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19.

  US shifts to speed vaccinations; won’t hold back 2nd doses

States determine who should get the vaccine based on CDC guidelines.

  One new death, 179 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  COVID-19 vaccines are still hard to come by in Wichita county

Most places already out of doses and are waiting on the state to send more.

  US cancer rates drop record amount, impact of COVID uncertain

Fewer people are smoking, cancers are being detected earlier and treatments have advanced.

  China says WHO experts to visit Wuhan in virus origins probe

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the experts will arrive in Wuhan on Thursday. Other details of their schedule haven’t been announced and the central government’s National Health Commission offered no further information.

  Mother of 6 dies from COVID-19 days after doctors deliver baby

With the mother reportedly having no underlying conditions other than pregnancy, her family wants to make it clear how dangerous COVID-19 can be.

‘He is a miracle’: NY baby survives liver transplant, COVID-19

The baby boy is getting to ready to celebrate his first birthday, just months after surviving COVID-19 and receiving a liver transplant.

Graham Regional Medical Center reports 41 new COVID-19 cases Monday

The announcement came on Monday.