‘We have a new mission’: Couple takes in 5 nieces after mom’s death from COVID-19

An aunt and uncle from California took in their five nieces, ages 6 to 15, to prevent them from going to foster care after their mother died from COVID-19.

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LOCAL COVERAGE

  Schools in the Tennessee Valley continue to navigate COVID-19

United Kingdom COVID-19 variant identified in Ala. residents including 2 children

The variant is a more highly transmissible form of COVID-19 known as B.1.1.7. The patients are two children under 19 and an adult.

Madison County students to return to 5-day a week traditional learning

  Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

  What happens after you get second COVID-19 dose?

Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccine concerns answered

  State Health Officer update the latest on vaccination effort

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  20 family members removed from flight after alleged mask violation

Feds withheld info on virus cases following executions

  California university rolls out COVID test vending machines

The University of California San Diego has installed 11 of the COVID test vending machines on campus, most of them near student residence halls.
  • Coronavirus

  Cancer survivor, 72, struggling to get COVID-19 vaccination in Pa.

The 72-year-old says she has nowhere to turn, blaming a lack of coordination and a system that seemingly “favors those with the right connections.”
  • National

  Democrats prep Biden’s virus aid package with or without GOP

The fast-moving events on Capitol Hill come as Biden's team at the White House is meeting privately with lawmakers to develop a bipartisan package, in line with his “unity” agenda.
  • Coronavirus Updates

  Getting the vaccine to those who are homebound

Getting the vaccine to those who are homebound
  • Coronavirus

  US surging vaccine to states amid complaints of shortages

The Biden administration is giving states an approximately 17% boost in vaccine next week following complaints around the U.S. of shortages so severe that some vaccination sites had to cancel tens of thousands of appointments with people waiting for their first shot.
  • Coronavirus

  2 ‘pillars’ of Indiana family die from COVID-19 within 24 hours

The family encourages everyone to mask up and do their part to protect others, so no one else has to stand in their shoes.
  • National

  UK eyes traveler quarantine as virus toll climbs

Quarantine hotels have been used to limit virus transmissions in countries including Australia, New Zealand, China, India and Singapore but the practice has not been widely adopted in Europe.
  • National

  Some health experts suggest double-masking to stop spread of COVID-19 variants

More experts are saying wearing two masks or masks with extra layers could be more effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and the new strains of the virus that are emerging.
  • Coronavirus

  US virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up

The government’s top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said the improvement in numbers around the country appears to be the result of “natural peaking and then plateauing” after a holiday surge.
  • National

  UK passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak still rages

The health department said 100,162 people have died after testing positive, including 1,631 new deaths reported Tuesday.
  • Coronavirus

  Morgan County COVID hospital patient number decreasing after record week of deaths

Morgan County had a record week of deaths last week. Now, hospital patients numbers are beginning to decline statewide.
  • Coronavirus

  Job losses from virus 4 times as bad as ’09 financial crisis

Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009, a U.N. report said Monday.
  • Coronavirus

  Samuel L. Jackson wears Avengers-themed mask while getting COVID-19 vaccine

Jackson will have to return for his second dose in three to four weeks.
  • Coronavirus

  Google Maps to display COVID-19 vaccination sites

Google Maps will soon display COVID-19 vaccination sites.
  • Coronavirus

  ‘My worst nightmare’: Mother speaks after 11-year-old son suffers heart problems due to COVID-19

The 11-year-old ended up in the cardiac intensive care unit with myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, after he caught a seemingly mild case of COVID-19.
  • National

  White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
  • Coronavirus

  2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.
  • Coronavirus

  US passes 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19

The United States has surpassed 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • National

  Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

Two White House officials say President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders.
  • Coronavirus

  Fauci says vaccine goal would cover 67 million

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that President Joe Biden’s goal of administering 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days actually means about 67 million Americans should be protected from COVID-19 during that time.
  • Coronavirus

  New Zealand reports 1st community case of coronavirus in months

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said Sunday the case was a 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe.