Coronavirus

What we know about the 22,062 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

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

  UPDATE: Five Texoma high school football games canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Tracking the numbers: Active COVID-19 cases across WFISD

  US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

Nocona ISD staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

  42 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 1,694

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  One new MSU Texas student tests positive for COVID-19

New Year’s Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements

Crowell ISD temporarily switches to remote learning after COVID-19 exposure

  Wichita Co. District Clerk’s Office closed to walk-ins due to COVID-19

Daily updates on COVID-19 cases across East Texas public schools

  City View ISD staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  South by Southwest announces online 2021 festival

Officials say they’ve joined forces with the city of Austin to still plan for physical events, in case they can be held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Munday CISD closes for two weeks following positive COVID-19 tests

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

Democrats and Republicans in a bitterly divided U.S. House have voted to take a government shutdown off the table this fall, giving a big, bipartisan vote to a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night.

  The latest on COVID-19 cases across Texoma

Here’s the latest on COVID-19 cases that have been reported across Texoma.

  One new COVID-19 related death in Montague County, total now 5

  CDC to delay vote on who will get COVID vaccine

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 159 new cases, 86 recoveries, one new death on Wednesday

  Three new MSU Texas students test positive for COVID-19

  ‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

  UPDATE: Knox City-O’Brien CISD closes following COVID-19 cases

  One new death, 7 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  NFL fines coaches, teams for not covering faces

The league levied hefty fines of $100,000 per coach and $250,000 per club.

STATE UPDATE: Active cases continue to rise across state, locally

Most SWOK counties increased their number of active cases as the state reported an increase of 609 actives.

Olney ISD staff member tests positive for COVID-19

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  Steakhouse chain Sizzler files for bankruptcy amid pandemic

Sizzler USA, one of America’s first casual restaurant chains, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Debunked Nashville COVID story prompts differing responses on Fox News

The story came from a Thursday report by Nashville’s Fox affiliate WZTV on “leaked emails” that the station retracted late Friday upon learning that they didn’t mean what its reporter thought they did.

  Airline denies mom and son, 2, after he refused to wear mask

A New Hampshire woman was not allowed to stay on an American Airlines flight with her 2-year-old son because he would not wear a mask as the airline requires.

New COVID-19 cases reported in Young County

No patients are currently in the hospital.

  CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.

Texas Tech University: 74 new cases of COVID-19 on campus, 39 recoveries

Latest COVID-19 case numbers from Texas Tech University.

  New COVID-19 cases reported at Allred Prison

The prison has seen a total of 111 cases so far.

  Pine-Sol cleaner approved for killing coronavirus on hard surfaces

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Pine-Sol’s original cleaner as a product that can kill coronavirus on frequently used surfaces.

  US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

The plan permits limited shore excursions and requires passengers to wear masks and stay apart from other people during those excursions. Passengers who don’t comply won’t be allowed to reboard.

  Two new MSU Texas students test positive for COVID-19

A total of 37 people in the campus community have tested positive since July 1.

  First COVID-19 related death reported in Clay County

The announcement came on Saturday.

Watchdog: Millions in danger of missing virus relief payouts

The Government Accountability Office, Congress' auditing arm, said in a report Monday that possibly 8.7 million or more individuals who are eligible for the economic impact payments have yet to receive those payments because of inadequate IRS and Treasury Department records.

  32 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 1,645

The announcement came on Monday.

  First COVID-19 related death reported in Baylor County

The announcement came on Monday.

Four COVID-19 cases reported at Bowie ISD

Two students and two staff members at Bowie ISD have tested positive for COVID-19.

  US nears 200,000 virus deaths; Europe adopts tougher restrictions as infections surge

Health authorities in the U.S. are deeply worried about the resumption of school and college and the onset of cold weather, which will force more people indoors.

STATE UPDATE: Grady County’s active cases near 300

On Monday, two new deaths and 1,101 new cases were reported bring the totals in the state to 948 and 77,908.

  Milwaukee family of 4 evicted despite national COVID-19 eviction moratorium

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instituted a national eviction moratorium in early September that lasts through the end of the year.

  Boy, 11, warned after wearing ‘inappropriate’ Hooters face mask to Fla. school

The principal called the Hooters mask "offensive to women and inappropriate," and the school district says it violates student dress code.

Member of Sheppard AFB 82nd medical group tests positive for COVID-19

Sheppard Air Force Base has confirmed that a member of the 82nd Medical Group has tested positive for COVID-19.

Senate candidate goes virtual after wife tests positive for COVID-19

A candidate running in the special election for the Senate seat in District 30 says he will be pursuing a virtual campaign after his wife tests positive for COVID-19.

  Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

Joe Biden is using the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s handling of health care and the coronavirus.

Tadej Pogacar wins COVID-defying Tour de France

In a stunning performance for the ages, Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar won cycling’s showpiece race Sunday on the eve of his 22nd birthday.

  One new COVID-19 related death, 14 new cases in Wichita County

The announcement came on Friday.

  CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people who didn’t feel sick didn’t need to get tested.

  COVID measures could keep flu in check this year

The same measures we've been using to slow the spread of COVID-19 – like mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing – can also help stop the spread of flu.

  Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

Many thousands of volunteers from minority groups are needed for huge clinical trials underway or about to begin.

Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

Americans who are returning to the U.S. and Canadians who are returning to Canada are also exempted from the border closure.

  Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

Switzerland-based Roche reported the results for tocilizumab, sold now as Actemra and RoActemra for treating rheumatoid arthritis and some other diseases.

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

Only around a quarter of the nation's largest universities publicly release active COVID-19 case information. Public health experts say the more data available, the better.

WFISD current active COVID-19 cases

The cases will be broken down by campus.

  One new COVID-19 death in Wichita County, 29 new cases, total now 1,599

The announcement came on Thursday.

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don’t use our song

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

Graham Regional details COVID-19 vs flu symptoms

All information was obtained from the CDC and compiled into two infographics.

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.

‘The Batman’ resumes UK production after positive COVID case

The U.K. production of “The Batman” is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19.

  COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.

  August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains

U.S. housing construction fell a surprising 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains when home builders ramped up projects following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April.

  In town hall, Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

Face-to-face with everyday voters for the first time in months, Trump was defensive but resisted agitation as he was pressed on his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and why he doesn’t more aggressively promote the use of masks to reduce the spread of the disease.

  Health official on leave amid political interference furor

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that Michael Caputo was taking the time “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.”

  Holliday ISD confirms second COVID-19 case

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  Two new MSU Texas students test positive for COVID-19

A total of 35 people in the campus community have tested positive since July 1.

  24 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 1,570

The announcement came on Wednesday.

Five new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Baylor County

The county did not have any active cases before these five were confirmed.

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

  Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year.

  Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being treated for cancer and five of her colleagues also age 65 or older, the court is taking no chances that putting the justices in close proximity to each other might make them more vulnerable to catching the virus.

STATE UPDATE: SWOK resident 1 of 12 new deaths on Wednesday

Oklahoma officials reported 12 new COVID-related deaths on Wednesday morning, one of those here in Southwest Oklahoma.

  Ky. father finds out he has stage 4 cancer after getting tested for COVID-19

The father is determined to make memories to give his son something to hold on to when he’s gone.

  Poll: Americans worry politics will rush vaccine

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows 62% of Americans believe political pressure from the White House will cause the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine before it's found to be safe and effective.

  Coronavirus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults, CDC says

A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients.

  Three new MSU Texas students test positive for COVID-19

A total of 33 people in the campus community have tested positive since July 1.

  Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open.