Coronavirus

  MSU Texas student reflects on self isolating on-campus

The university has set aside an entire apartment building for students who test positive.

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

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 305 new cases, 1 additional death on Friday, hospitalization rate at 18.93%

  Two new deaths, 132 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  MSU Texas reports five new COVID-19 cases Friday

  Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

What we know about the 25,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

  Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid virus surge

Continued Coverage

  Henrietta ISD updates return to campus plan

  CDC adds to what close contact means, local health official officials urging residents to follow guidelines

  New COVID-19 data released for public schools in Region 9

  Petrolia CISD to move to remote learning for Friday classes

  FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: the antiviral remdesivir

  Two new deaths, 137 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

  US regulators seek advice on thorny issues as vaccines near

The Food and Drug Administration may have to decide by year’s end whether to allow use of the first vaccines against the virus.

  Southwest to resume selling every seat on flights

In an earnings report released Thursday, Southwest cited findings by medical and aviation organizations as a reason for resuming normal sales.

  MSU Texas reports three new COVID-19 cases Thursday

A total of 106 people in the campus community have tested positive since July 1.

  Europe faces more curfews, restrictions as virus cases swell

From Italy to the United Kingdom, nations are trying to get a handle on a surging pandemic.

  What it’s like to lose sense of smell, taste due to COVID

  Middle schooler threatened with arrest for missing less than 2 hours of virtual class

One new COVID-19 related death, 22 new cases in Young County

WFISD COVID-19 Tracker shows 42 active cases Wednesday

  MSU Texas reports one new COVID-19 case Wednesday

  Two new deaths, 83 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

Volunteer in AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial dies in Brazil

It wasn’t clear whether the volunteer received the vaccine or a placebo shot.

  CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

The CDC advises anyone who has been in close contact with a COVID-19 patient to quarantine for two weeks.

  Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

Hospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff.

  Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kids

Multiple vaccine candidates are in final-stage studies in tens of thousands of adults, and scientists are hopeful that the next few months will bring evidence that at least some of them are safe and effective enough for widespread use.

9 low-cost ways to make virtual learning easier for kids

These items, all under $15, can help make distance learning more appealing to even the youngest learners.

  MSU Texas football team, coaches quarantining after player tests positive for COVID-19

The entire MSU Texas football team as well as the coaching staff are under quarantine.

  Healthcare professionals urge people to seek care for COVID symptoms

“Don’t fall into the trap of it’s just allergies."

  Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

Republicans are reconvening the Senate this week to vote on a virus proposal, but it’s a bill that failed once before, and that Trump himself now derides as too puny.

  Blood from sickest COVID-19 patients makes best plasma therapy treatment

The sicker a patient is with the virus, the stronger the antibody response seems to be.

Burkburnett ISD reports 18 total active COVID-19 cases

The school has seen 27 total cases.

One new COVID-19 related death, 19 new cases in Young County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

Tracking the numbers: Active COVID-19 cases across WFISD

The cases are being broken down by campus.

  California will allow fans at pro sports but not Disneyland

California will let fans back in outdoor stadiums for pro sporting events in counties with low coronavirus infection rates but isn’t ready to allow Disneyland and other major theme parks to reopen, the state’s top health official said Tuesday.

  COVID-19 case rise putting strain on hospital staffing

With COVID-19 cases rising across Texas, hospital bed capacity isn’t the only thing hospitals are worrying about. Doctors and nurses getting sick or having to quarantine are putting a strain on the system.

  Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus

New virus cases in the U.S. have surged in recent weeks from a daily average of about 42,000 in early October to about 58,000 — the highest level since late July.

  One new death, 111 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer worker counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by the New School university in New York City.

  MSU Texas reports three new COVID-19 cases

A total of 102 people in the campus community have tested positive since July 1.

STATE UPDATE: Comanche Co. active cases jump over 300, one new death

Active cases in Comanche County have crossed over 300 for the first time.

  UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

Imperial College London says the study involves healthy volunteers aged 18 to 30.

  CDC: ‘Strong recommendation’ but no rule for masks on planes

The CDC says masks should be worn by all passengers and workers on planes, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-sharing vehicles. That includes in airports and at subway and bus stations.

  Graham Regional Medical Center ends inpatient visitation

Hospital officials say they are currently experiencing an increase in both COVID and non-COVID patients.

Clay County Memorial Hospital to host blood drive Thursday

Appointments are required to donate.

  AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: US trust in COVID-19 information down

Experts in health, science and political communication said they see three reasons for the drop in trust: fear, politics and the public watching science messily forming in real time.

  Target announces new round of bonuses for employees amid pandemic

Target is planning to pay out $70 million in bonuses to workers as the retail giant moves into the busy holiday shopping season.

  California won’t allow virus vaccines without state approval

The governor said the state wants its own independent review no matter who wins the presidential election next month.

Montague County mask exemption ends days after it began

Montague County has seen a total of 255 cases along with seven deaths.

Tracking the numbers: Active COVID-19 cases across WFISD

The cases are being broken down by campus.

  What you need to know about herd immunity

Up to this point, more than 200,000 people have died in the United States and not even 10% of the population has been infected.

  One death, 162 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Monday.

  MSU Texas reports five new COVID-19 cases

A total of 99 people in the campus community have tested positive since July 1.

  Pfizer: Mid-November earliest it can seek virus vaccine OK

The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech are among several leading candidates in final testing.

United Regional gives COVID-19 update, nearing hospital capacity

The press conference will start at 4 p.m.

  Henrietta ISD to end remote learning

The decision was made based off of student failure and attendance rates.

  CVS Health to hire 15,000 workers ahead of flu season

The company needs help administering COVID-19 tests and flu shots.

  Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 40 million; new strategies target hot spots

Authorities are trying to avoid a dreaded resurgence of illness and deaths, this time with economies weakened from earlier lockdowns and populations chafing at the idea of renewed restrictions.

Texas Tech University: 48 new cases of COVID-19 on campus, 2,020 total

Latest COVID-19 case numbers from Texas Tech University.

  China’s economy accelerates as virus recovery gains strength

China’s shaky economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls and auto dealerships while the United States and Europe endure painful contractions.

  Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported?

After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a new challenge: keeping track of the results.

  Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quarantine rules make planning difficult.

Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19

University of Florida head football coach Dan Mullen said in a statement on Twitter Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn’t see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.

  Quanah ISD students prepare to head back into the classrooms

Quanah ISD students prepare to head back into the classrooms

  Wichita County COVID cases, positivity rate hit record high

The weeks's positivity rate was 39%.

Tracking the numbers: Active COVID-19 cases across WFISD

The cases are being broken down by campus.

  Two COVID-19 related deaths, 97 new cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

Montague County sees increase in COVID-19 cases

Montague County has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

  New COVID-19 data released for public schools in Region 9

The state of Texas will be updating their numbers every Thursday.

  Broadway shutdown hurting actors, theater workers

The pandemic has turned out the lights on Broadway with no productions scheduled now until next May.

  WHO study finds remdesivir didn’t help COVID-19 patients

The World Health Organization announced the long-awaited results of a six-month trial that endeavored to see if existing drugs might have an effect on the coronavirus.

Governor Abbott surges state resources to Amarillo, Lubbock to support COVID-19 response

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Division of Emergency Management have surged medical personnel, medical supplies, and personal protective equipment to the Panhandle and South Plains areas to support hospitals in their COVID-19 re

  Virus at ‘turning point’ in Europe, hitting at-risk groups

Doctors are warning that Europe is at a turning point as the coronavirus surges back across the continent, including among vulnerable people, and governments try to impose restrictions without locking whole economies down.

  ISOLATED: States begin to allow nursing home visitors but face PPE shortages, logistical questions

Some nursing homes are beginning to allow visitors, but hundreds report to the federal government that they are experiencing staff shortages or have no protective masks in their supplies.

Aircraft ventilation systems don’t spread viruses, DOD study says

The Department of Defense research concluded aircraft ventilation systems are effective at removing COVID-19 from the air.

Hardeman, Childress Counties COVID-19 continue to rise

Hardeman County has continued to see an increase in active COVID-19 cases.

New positive COVID-19 cases in Holliday ISD

The announcement came on Thursday.

Sheppard AFB food court employees test positive for COVID-19

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  99 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 2,764

The announcement came on Thursday.