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    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey’s health commissioner received a special honor Friday. Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the new Department of Health building in downtown Trenton will be named after Commissioner Judy Persichilli for her efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE: Exclusive: Man Speaks Out After Being Randomly Struck In Head With Rock On Subway...
    On Monday, June 14, 2021, the chemical plant Chemtool Inc caught fire in Rockton, Illinois. A mandatory evacuation was put into place for residents who lived within a mile radius of the plant. Today, four days later, residents can start to return home. “The test results indicating that residents can return safely to their home and resume some sense of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 34 new Coronavirus cases and two additional deaths in the last 48 hours. READ MORE: The Frick Pittsburgh Will Be Closed On Juneteenth Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 23 are confirmed and 11 are probable cases. Both deaths were in people ages...
    The fox that bit a 4-year-old girl last weekend in Ocean County tested positive for rabies, Health Department officials said. At least two other people also were bitten by a fox recently in Jackson Township, according to the officials and news reports.  It was unclear whether the same fox was  involved. Details about those attacks had not been released. The...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health launched its “Know Your Risk” campaign to raise to encourage Marylanders to assess their risk for prediabetes. “Diabetes has had a lasting and deep impact on our communities statewide and we want to help people prevent onset of the disease whenever we can,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “Public education and...
    There will be a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site set up in Westchester as the county continues its recovery from the pandemic. Officials announced that from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 18, the clinic will be held at the Westchester County Department of Health Clinic at 134 Court St. in White Plains. The pop-up is for walk-ins 18...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 277 new Coronavirus cases and 15 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. READ MORE: Vice President Kamala Harris To Visit Pittsburgh Monday This brings the statewide total to 1,209,725 cases and 27,546 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 465 people across...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While many are looking beyond the pandemic, the New York City Health Department is addressing lessons learned, specifically as it relates to the disparities that were highlighted. CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas has more on a new program aimed at addressing concerns. READ MORE: New York Celebrates End Of COVID Restrictions With Fireworks Honoring Essential Workers...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 65 new Coronavirus cases and 10 additional deaths in the last 48 hours. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Health Department Reports 312 New Cases, 17 Additional Deaths Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 59 are confirmed and six are probable cases. There have...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 312 new Coronavirus cases and 17 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. READ MORE: Man Arrested For Allegedly Inappropriately Touching Girls On Kennywood Ride This brings the statewide total to 1,209,448 cases and 27,531 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 492...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Brandon Scott, along with the Baltimore City Department of Social Service & Health Department acknowledged June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. “Every person has a right to age with choice, independence, and dignity, regardless of their neighborhood or income,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “On this important day, I commend the Baltimore City Department...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The life expectancy gap in Chicago was growing even before COVID-19, according to a new report released today by the Chicago Department of Public Health."We want to acknowledge that racism plays a part in this," said Yaa Simpson, an epidemiologist with the health department. "Racism isn't a factor that we're able to measure so we are using...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The life expectancy gap in Chicago was growing even before COVID-19, according to a new report released today by the Chicago Department of Public Health."We want to acknowledge that racism plays a part in this," said Yaa Simpson, an epidemiologist with the health department. "Racism isn't a factor that we're able to measure so we are using...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The executive policy director for the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Champion of Justice Award. Long-time advocate, Kathey Hagenian, is the recipient of the award from the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board. READ MORE: 2 New Coronavirus Outbreaks Reported In Michigan...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 453 new Coronavirus cases and 24 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment? This brings the statewide total to 1,209,136 cases and 27,514 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 512 people...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 808 new Coronavirus cases and 33 additional deaths over the past 72 hours. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 26 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Additional Deaths This brings the statewide total to 1,208,683 cases and 27,490 total COVID-19 related deaths since the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 26 new Coronavirus cases and no additional deaths in the last 72 hours. READ MORE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Pittsburgh Area, Southwestern Pa. Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 15 are confirmed and 11 are probable cases. READ MORE: Sharon Police Department...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The latest Vax To Winner is from Harford County. Todays $40,000 VaxCash Winner is from Harford County!Learn more about the promotion here: https://t.co/cUK1ERVCdF #VAXtoWin pic.twitter.com/9vmw0ZD9rJ READ MORE: Maryland Officials Hope $40K Daily Giveaway Will Inspire More Residents To Get Vaccine — Maryland Lottery (@MDLottery) June 13, 2021 Here’s a list of the daily winners: May...
    As of Sunday, June 13, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed that 66.2% of those 65 and older have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The state’s dashboard also showed that 65.6% of ages 50-64 were vaccinated. The chart below shows a breakdown of percentages for fully vaccinated Californians.   Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials in Minnesota reported 173 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, as well as nine more deaths related to the virus. The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health put the cumulative case count at 603,760, while 7,512 people have died from the virus. Meanwhile, the state has now administered more than 5.5 million vaccine doses....
    As of Friday, June 11, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed about 47.1 million COVID-19 doses have been shipped throughout the state (about 800,000 more than a week ago) and of those, 39.4 million have been administered. Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking vaccine distribution, 58.5% of California’s population has received at least one shot...
                        Call it the Emmy-nominated Virginia Department of Health (VDH) now. On Tuesday, the VDH announced that a short video advertising the state’s COVID-19 tracking app has been nominated for a regional Emmy and won a Silver Telly Award. The “Students for COVIDWISE” video features teens talking about the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 63 new Coronavirus cases and no additional deaths in the last 48 hours. READ MORE: New Castle Police Give Ice Cream To Almost 400 Kids Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 29 are confirmed and 34 are probable cases. READ MORE: Mt. Lebanon...
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (KABC) -- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is expected to launch a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday at Universal CityWalk, offering doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.Thursday also marked the last day of eligibility to receive several vaccination incentives and prizes offered by the county and the city of Los...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The latest Vax To Winner is from Clinton, Maryland. Todays $40,000 VaxCash Winner is from Clinton,MD!⁰Learn more about the promotion here: https://t.co/cUK1ESdd5d #VAXtoWin pic.twitter.com/C0Inucll0i READ MORE: Maryland Officials Hope $40K Daily Giveaway Will Inspire More Residents To Get Vaccine — Maryland Lottery (@MDLottery) June 10, 2021 Here’s a list of the daily winners: May 25: Baltimore County...
    In California, 1,088 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Tuesday, June 8, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,769,841. There were 31 new deaths reported statewide Tuesday, for a total of 62,776 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 26 more hospitalizations from the previous day,...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Starting June 14, the City of Detroit will vaccinate homebound residents, who were not able to go to various vaccination locations across the city. The Detroit Health Department will contact residents beginning Wednesday from a list of homebound individuals provided by the State of Michigan. The homebound program is the latest in Detroit’s ongoing efforts to reach its...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former Florida Department of Health data scientist Rebekah Jones announced she is planning to run for Congress against Representative Matt Gaetz. Jones announced in an Instagram video today that she’s hoping to unseat Gaetz, who is under investigation over allegations he had sex with a 17-year-old girl, whom he allegedly paid to travel across states lines. Gaetz...
      Under a new state rule, effective July 1, all students entering the 11th grade require proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) unless they received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.   “Incoming high school juniors who turn 16 before the start of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff CLAIRTON, Pa. (KDKA) – The Allegheny County Health Department is fining U.S. Steel for air pollution and permit violations at the Clairton Coke Works. READ MORE: Mon Valley Hospital Announces Merger With Penn Highlands Healthcare System The Health Department announced on Wednesday that it issued $201,500 worth of stipulated penalties against U.S. Steel. READ...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 39 new Coronavirus cases and three additional deaths over the past 48 hours. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Dept. Reports 496 New Cases, 22 Additional Deaths Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 32 are confirmed and seven are probable cases. There...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 496 new Coronavirus cases and 22 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Can You Expect Another Relief Payment? This brings the statewide total to 1,206,935 cases and 27,417 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 710 people...
    There's a new warning about scammers trying to take advantage of California's vaccination incentive programs.The first cash prize drawing for the $116.5 million "Vax for the Win" incentive program kicked off last week.RELATED: First 15 winners of $50,000 California vaccine lottery prizes drawnAfter 15 winners were selected to win $50,000 last Friday, several California residents reported scammers impersonating state officials.State...
    Glen Burnie, Md. (WJZ) — The Anne Arundel County Council voted to end its original emergency order which has been in effect since the early days of the pandemic. On Tuesday, County health officials said 70% of all adults received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine and that hospitalizations are at their lowest point since March 2020. “This...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 450 new Coronavirus cases and 35 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. READ MORE: A Sweet Incentive: Oakmont Bakery Gives Free Treats To Those Getting COVID-19 Shots At UPMC Clinic This brings the statewide total to 1,206,439 cases and 27,395 total COVID-19 related deaths since...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health is accepting applications from community-based organizations for the Community Covid-19 Vaccination Project, part of the state’s “No Arm Left Behind” effort to ensure vaccines are available to every Marylander who wants one. Health officials have administered more than 6.3 million vaccinations, according to a statement from Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. Seventy-one...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 1,106 new Coronavirus cases and 24 additional deaths over the last three days. READ MORE: FDA Approves Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Debated By Medical Advisors Over Its Effectiveness This brings the statewide total to 1,205,989 cases and 27,360 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 76 new Coronavirus cases and no additional deaths over the past 72 hours. READ MORE: Pa. Lawmakers Return For June With Big Agenda, Sharp Differences Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 60 are confirmed and 16 are probable cases. READ MORE: Washington And...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Michigan health officials have confirmed the first human case of the Sin Nombre hantavirus in a Washtenaw County woman who was recently hospitalized. Health officials say the woman was likely exposed when cleaning an unoccupied dwelling that contained signs of an active rodent infestation. READ MORE: Free Family Fun Days At Detroits Beacon Park Throughout The Summer...
    In California, 525 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Saturday, June 5, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,766,745. There were 19 new deaths reported statewide Saturday, for a total of 62,695 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 53 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day,...
                        The CDC awarded nearly $12 million collectively to Davidson and Shelby counties to address COVID-related health disparities in racial and ethnic minorities. Overall, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) was awarded nearly $39 million in total this past week, with a rural carveout totaling over $8.3 million. The...
    SURGE testing has been deployed for anyone over the age of 12 in two areas of Berkshire to help halt the spread of the Indian variant. From Monday, people living in certain postcode areas of Reading and Wokingham will be offered PCR Covid testing over the next two weeks after the strain was found to be spreading in the community....
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- Alameda's incoming police chief, Nishant Joshi, spoke to the ABC7 I-Team about how he plans to change the department over the next year.Joshi previously spent more than two decades with the Oakland Police Department in a variety of roles ranging from training captain to most recently Deputy Chief. He will be formally sworn in on Monday.RELATED:...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Workers from the Chicago Department of Public Health will soon be going door to door in some Chicago neighborhoods encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Canvasing teams will target 13 neighborhoods that have the lowest vaccination rates in the city. Workers will be able to answer questions or concerns and sign residents up for a shot. All...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 35 new Coronavirus cases and three additional deaths. READ MORE: KDKA Pup, Pickles, Taking Very Important Steps As He Begins Training Process Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 17 are confirmed and 18 are probable cases. The Health Department says new cases range...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 703 new Coronavirus cases and 30 additional deaths. READ MORE: Officer Commended For Actions After Police Called On Children Playing Loudly In The Street This brings the statewide total to 1,204,802 cases and 27,325 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 900 people...