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COVID-19

Trumbull sees drop in numbers at nursing homes

Although Trumbull County still had the highest number of COVID-19 nursing home deaths in the Mahoning Valley this week at seven, that is a smaller number than it has been in the past month. Trumbull County nursing home deaths were at 144 this week compared to 137 last week. The increase last ...

Fri. 9:41 a.m.: Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant

New research suggests that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two easier-to-spread variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa. Those variants are causing global concern. They carry multiple mutations but share one in common that's ...

Fri. 9:06 a.m.: EU regulators OK increasing doses from virus vaccine vials

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's drug agency today approved doctors drawing up to six doses from each vial of the coronavirus vaccine made by BioNTech-Pfizer, a move that could speed up the pace of vaccinations in the 27-nation bloc. The European Medicines Agency said its human medicines ...

Fri. 8:46 a.m.: UK regulators approve use of 3rd vaccine against coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — Britain has authorized a coronavirus vaccine developed by Moderna, the third to be licensed for use in the country as it ramps up a vaccination program critical to lifting the country out of the pandemic. The Department of Health said today that the vaccine meets the ...

Virus toll in Ohio rises at fast pace

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the state rose while deaths exceeded 100 for the second straight day. The virus is showing little sign of letting up in Ohio as the number of cases has exceeded 5,000 every day since Nov. 10 except for one day — Dec. 28 with 4,519 cases. That’s nearly ...

Make COVID-19 battle a goal for New Year

Much of 2020 was like stopping on the curb before crossing a street, looking carefully both ways, then stepping out — and then getting hit by an airplane — as one observer who somehow held onto a sense of humor put it. It was not a good year for most people. Millions remain unemployed ...

Ohio short on vaccines

While about 2.2 million Ohioans are in the next group to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Mike DeWine said there simply aren’t enough doses to take care of those people for quite some time. DeWine said Tuesday the state has about 100,000 doses — the vaccine is given in two doses — for ...

Wed. 10:45 a.m.: Pandemic-era Mardi Gras: No big crowds, but plenty of cake

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A subdued Carnival season begins today after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades that draw thousands of people to the city every year. The Mardi Gras season always starts on Jan. 6 and ends on Fat Tuesday, which this year falls ...

Trumbull Regional employees get a shot in the arm

WARREN — Trumbull Regional Medical Center is vaccinating more of its employees against COVID-19. With the vaccine becoming readily available to hospitals, Trumbull Regional, a Steward Family Hospital, began vaccinating some employees last week. But it received a new shipment of the vaccine ...

Ohio has given only 30% of vaccine doses

With numerous additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arriving in Ohio this week, the state is working to give the ones it has to those in need. As of Monday, 162,942 people had the first dose, which is 1.4 percent of the state’s population, according to the Ohio Department of ...

Tue. 9:31 a.m.: Germany set to extend hard lockdown as daily deaths mount

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's disease control center today reported 944 more COVID-19 deaths, fueling expectations that Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors will extend the country's lockdown until the end of the month. Germany's latest lockdown took effect Dec. 16 after ...

Tue. 8:49 a.m.: It’s lockdown No. 3 for England, at least six weeks at home

LONDON (AP) — England is entering a third national lockdown that will last at least six weeks, as authorities struggle to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals around the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a tough new stay-at-home order for ...

Trumbull County adds 4 virus deaths

The Ohio Department of Health reported 59 new COVID-19 deaths Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 9,076. There were 6,808 new coronavirus cases reported in Ohio on Sunday, bringing that total statewide to 721,481 with hospitalizations up by 165 for a total of 38,798, with 5,933 of those ...

Area, state experience rise in hospitalizations

WARREN — Despite not reporting cases Friday in observance of New Year’s Day, the state has reported more than 50,000 cases since Dec. 26. The total numbers reflect case counts, hospitalizations and deaths for Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, according to the Ohio Department of Health website. In the ...

2 county bars cited

With the curfew extension through Jan. 23 announced by Gov. Mike DeWine right before the new year, bars and restaurants are supposed to stop serving food and drinks at 10 p.m. The curfew was enacted to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Two Trumbull County bars, however, have been cited by ...