Coronavirus

What we know about the 3,125 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

One new COVID-19 recovery in Wichita County, total now 69

Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic

US job losses in May could raise 3-month total to 30 million

Texas Blood Institute offering free COVID-19 antibody testing for donors

  FDA approves new NASA, Fitbit ventilators

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Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

  WF museums hesitant to reopen

  Sheridan Medical Lodge reports 78 COVID-19 cases, retesting in progress as Health Department issues statement

Tracking the numbers: COVID-19 cases in Texoma

Here are the current numbers for people tested for coronavirus in Wichita County.

  Teen depression on upswing during pandemic

Experts say parents of teens need to be looking for warning signs of depression.

Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion

Many of the protests broke out in places where the virus is still circulating widely in the population.

Baylor County confirms 10 new COVID-19 cases at nursing home, retesting in progress

  Pucker up: Man drinks lemon juice through straw in record time

One new COVID-19 case in Wichita County, total now 85

  Parisians return to cafes; Latin America sees virus surge

  GRAPHIC: Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

  Congress confronts dual crises of protests, virus outbreak

  Congress confronts dual crises of protests, virus outbreak

The House’s staggering $3 trillion package is mothballed in the Senate, where Republicans are focused instead on trimming unemployment benefits and getting Americans back to work. Quick action by Congress is skidding to a halt.

  New coronavirus precaution measures in place at Texoma college campuses

The new protocols take effect the minute you walk in the door of Vernon College’s Century City Center.

  Better Business Bureau warns of fake stimulus debit cards

Stimulus debit cards are being mailed out and many people don’t believe they’re real.

One new COVID-19 case confirmed in two Texoma counties

One new COVID-19 case confirmed in two Texoma Counties.

  When there’s a pandemic, have a parade (but do it safely)

The parks and rec team took to the streets of the city dressed as a crazy cast of characters, including Scooby-Doo, Mr. Potato Head and a T-rex.

  Nearly 26,000 nursing home deaths reported as lockdowns ease

The first day of June saw coronavirus restrictions ease from Asia to Europe to the United States on Monday, even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks.

  Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Young County since Sunday

Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Young County over the past two days.

  First COVID-19 case confirmed in Baylor County

The announcement came on Monday.

Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients

Remdesivir is the only treatment that’s been shown in a rigorous experiment to help fight the coronavirus.

Kell House Museum Fourth of July parade and celebration canceled

The 2020 Kell House Museum Most Patriotic Fourth of July Parade and Celebration has been canceled.

  Finishing Touch to close after 45 years

Finishing Touch announced Saturday they will be closing their doors after 45 years.

  Italy loosens travel restrictions, reopens to tourism

Italians will be allowed to freely move about the country and European Union visitors will be welcomed without quarantine requirements.

Pier 1 closing all stores; bankruptcy approved

Pier 1 can now begin to shut down retail operations in about 500 stores across the country.

  Artist with autism thanks essential workers with balloon sculptures

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the balloon artist has used his sculptures to express gratitude to grocery store workers, mail carriers and healthcare workers.

  Remains of Mont. veteran who died from coronavirus lost in mail for months

The Air Force veteran and his wife had been on a trip abroad for their 41st anniversary when he became ill, later dying in the intensive care unit at a Spanish hospital.

  Massive protests worldwide raise fears of new coronavirus outbreaks

Health experts fear that silent carriers of the virus who have no symptoms could unwittingly infect others at packed gatherings with people cheering and jeering, many without masks.

Unrest demonstrates Biden’s challenge in breaking through

Joe Biden will spend the next five months presenting himself as a calming, competent alternative to the tumultuous administration of President Donald Trump.

  Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for coronavirus

Hurricane season officially starts Monday, though Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha arrived early. Forecasters are expecting a busier-than-normal season.

  NY governor signs bill granting front-line worker death benefits in coronavirus fight

Dozens of police officers, public health workers, transit workers and paramedics have died of COVID-19 in the months since New York became the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States.

US food prices see historic jump, are likely to stay high

Big fluctuations in food prices began in March, when the coronavirus pandemic began to sink in for U.S. consumers.

  US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

As some countries have effectively lowered the rate of infections, they have been moving ahead with relaxing restrictions but are keeping a very close eye on developments.

  Partygoer at Missouri’s Lake of Ozarks tests positive for COVID-19

Health officials are seeking to “inform mass numbers of unknown people” after a person who attended crowded pool parties over Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks tested positive for COVID-19.

  Partygoer at Missouri’s Lake of Ozarks tests positive for COVID-19

Health officials are seeking to “inform mass numbers of unknown people” after a person who attended crowded pool parties over Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks tested positive for COVID-19.

No new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County on Friday

The announcement came on Friday.

  Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens

In the U.S., the virus threw more than 2 million people out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses, stoking fears the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the world's largest economy.

WF Immunization Clinic to open June 1

The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District’s Immunization Clinic is opening June 1 and will provide services by appointment only.

  Homeless student in Florida graduates as valedictorian

Martin Folsom and his mother have been in and out of homelessness since he was a kid and throughout his four years at A. Philip Randolph Career Academies.

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

In the news conference, Trump also said the U.S. would sanction Chinese officials responsible for the eroding autonomy of Hong Kong.

  Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

That means anyone in the U.S. who thought they had the virus in December or early January probably had the flu, public health researchers said.

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

  Sewage could be key in detecting coronavirus outbreaks

Germany is among several countries experimenting to see whether sewage could be a COVID-19 early warning system.

TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods to reopen all stores in next month

TJX Companies temporarily closed its 4,400 locations on March 19 and began to reopen them on May 2.

  Secrecy on legislator’s COVID-19 illness roils Pa. statehouse

A bitter partisan fight over a Pennsylvania lawmaker’s decision to wait a week before disclosing his COVID-19 diagnosis spread to the House floor Thursday, and the state attorney general declined to investigate.

  STATE UPDATE: Oklahoma continues to show more recoveries than new cases

The total number of cumulative cases stands at 6,338 with 5,340 recoveries and 329 deaths.

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

The money, included in a government relief package enacted in March, is set to expire July 31.

  US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession.

New Zealand down to one active coronavirus case

New Zealand health authorities have reported no new virus cases for a week.

  US virus deaths top 100,000, 41 million unemployed

Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000, with the U.S. having the most confirmed cases and deaths.

  Events returning to Texoma

Many of our favorite events have been canceled due to safety concerns about COVID-19.

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

Washington officials say the state has recovered $300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit claims.

‘Feisty’ 103-year-old survives virus, celebrates with beer

“Feisty" is the way Shelley Gunn describes her 103-year-old grandmother.

  Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising

Sweden took a relatively soft approach to fighting the coronavirus, one that attracted international attention. Large gatherings were banned, but restaurants and schools for younger children have stayed open.

One new COVID-19 recovery in Wichita County, total now 68

The announcement came on Thursday.

  House approves changes to business virus aid subsidy program

The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new “paycheck protection” program for businesses that have suffered COVID-related losses.

  Coronavirus takes deadly toll on African American communities

Coronavirus has had a disproportionate impact on African-Americans, as minority communities have seen much higher rates of infection and death.

  WATCH: Gov. Abbott talks COVID-19 case surges, asymptomatic testing, reopening schools in the fall

Texas Governor Greg Abbott joined News Channel 6 at Noon on Thursday to talk about COVID-19 efforts in Texas.

  STATE UPDATE: Jackson Co. reports new death, recoveries continue to outpace new cases

The state showed 41 new cases, five of which were in SWOK, along with 101 new recoveries and four deaths.

  2.1 million workers filed for unemployment last week

The national jobless rate was 14.7% in April, the highest since the Great Depression, and many economists expect it will near 20% in May.

Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn’t have

As he battles the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers that legal scholars say the president simply doesn't have. And he has repeatedly refusing to spell out the legal basis for those powers.

  House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts

It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic.

Los Angeles allows shopping, worship sooner than expected in pandemic

Retail shops and offices were allowed to open Wednesday and the largest Roman Catholic archdiocese in the U.S. announced a plan to resume services as Los Angeles County took another step toward a reopening that seemed hard to imagine a week ago.

  US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Outbreaks are still climbing in much of the Americas, while many countries in Asia and much of Europe are making steady progress in containing the deadliest pandemic in years.

  Water parks, splash parks now have opening dates set

If you planned to float the lazy river or keep cool at the water park, Governor Greg Abbott has now made that possible.

Through kids’ eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

Associated Press reporters around the world asked kids about living with the virus and to use art to show us what they believe the future might hold. Some sketched or painted, while others sang, danced ballet, built with LEGOs. A few just wanted to talk.

No new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County on Wednesday

The announcement came on Tuesday.

Gov. Abbott announces $3.6 million in funding for nursing facilities for communication devices

Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Wednesday announced $3.6 million in funding for nursing facilities.

Inquiry into Russia probe carries political consequences

Attorney General William Barr says he doesn’t expect a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation to target former President Barack Obama or Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s presumed Democratic opponent this summer.

Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.