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    NEWTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The first case this year of the mosquito-borne Jamestown Canyon Virus, or JCV, has been confirmed in New Jersey. The Health Department says a Sussex County resident in his 60s tested positive for the virus. JCV is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are no vaccines to prevent the virus. Treatment consists of...
    (CBS4) — The rising number of cases linked to the Delta variant is now estimated to make up 40% of cases in Colorado. This is the variant that originated from India. Health officials say nearly every single case in Mesa County on the Western Slope is the Delta variant. That’s an area with a lower vaccination rate. The San Luis...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — About 60,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed when a bypass pipe broke Tuesday, the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works said. Contractors working to replace air release valves to a force main along Solley Road had been working on the pipe installation, according to a department statement. READ MORE: Waterfront Partnership Opens Applications For Rash...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida Department of Health employee has received whistleblower status a year after being fired for repeatedly violating the agency’s policy about communicating with the media. CNN AVOIDS ANY MENTION OF REBEKAH JONES AFTER REPORT DEMOLISHES HER FAKE CONSPIRACIES ITS ANCHOR PROMOTED The employee, Rebekah Jones, had raised questions about Florida’s COVID-19 data after being...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 1,007 new Coronavirus cases and 24 additional deaths. READ MORE: Police: Man Caught On Surveillance Video Brutally Beating Small Dog In Ross Twp. Motel Parking Lot This brings the statewide total to 1,200,543 cases and 27,187 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – New COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop and on Wednesday, the Allegheny County Health Department reported only 72 new cases of the virus. READ MORE: Ohio Announces First $1 Million COVID-19 Vax-a-Million Lottery Winner The health department credited the dropping numbers to more people getting vaccinated. About 75% of adults in...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has dropped its legal action against more than 40 restaurants that were accused of defying state orders to close indoor dining and maintain social-distancing protocols. The Health Department had filed two separate complaints alleging that restaurants were violating pandemic restrictions that Gov. Tom Wolf imposed in December in response to a...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has dropped its legal action against more than 40 restaurants that were accused of defying state orders to close indoor dining and maintain social-distancing protocols. The Health Department had filed two separate complaints alleging that restaurants were violating pandemic restrictions that Gov. Tom Wolf imposed in December in response to a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The demand for vaccines in the city has been declining in recent weeks, and with that FEMA announced Tuesday that its “mission accomplished” at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The federal government will be handing the reigns of the convention center vaccine site over to the city of Philadelphia. READ MORE: Should You Invest In Dogecoin? Expert Suggests...
    In California, 587 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Sunday, May 23, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,749,729. There were 10 new deaths reported statewide Monday for a total of 62,599 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 43 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 1,658 new Coronavirus cases and 39 additional deaths. READ MORE: Cal U Easing Restrictions, Planning For Full In-Person Classes In The Fall This brings the statewide total to 1,195,013 cases and 27,029 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 1,250 people across the state...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is firing a company that performed COVID-19 contact tracing and exposed the private medical information of tens of thousands of residents, according to legislative Republicans who released a statement from the state Health Department on Thursday. Employees of Insight Global used unauthorized Google accounts — readily viewable online — to store names, phone numbers, email...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday the relocation of the Mankato COVID-19 testing site to the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center. The Mankato community testing site is currently located at the former Gander Mountain and the last day of testing at the site is said to be Sunday. According to the MDH, testing at Mayo Clinic...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Half of adult Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. READ MORE: Lego To Launch First LGBTQ Set Ahead Of Pride Month It comes as the Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 1,430 new Coronavirus cases and 40 additional deaths. This brings the statewide total to 1,191,532 cases and 26,965 total COVID-19 related deaths since the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Controlling chronic pain is a challenge. It is one of the reasons certain areas of the country, including southwestern Pennsylvania, have struggled so much with the opioid epidemic. READ MORE: Police: Pennsylvania Homeowner Shoots At 5 Intruders, Killing 1, Injuring Another One popular option is medical marijuana. But it is not enough for some patients. ...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 2,210 new Coronavirus cases and 25 additional deaths. READ MORE: Pa. State Police Ask For Help Locating Runaway Teen Angel Komlosky This brings the statewide total to 1,185,132 cases and 26,749 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 1,605 people across the state...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Health Department says businesses can still require people to wear masks, even after the CDC gave fully vaccinated people the green light to go maskless in most cases. READ MORE: CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Maskless In Most Places, But Some Businesses Still Require It “If you are fully...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Department of Public Health in San Francisco on Thursday confirmed that the House of Prime Rib has voluntarily shut down for an investigation into complaints of alleged food borne illness at the popular restaurant. The city’s Department of Public Health issued a release Thursday stating it “is aware of ongoing online complaints and alleged...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health announced on Thursday that they have surpassed a major COVID-19 response milestone, administering over 10 million tests since the beginning of the pandemic. “In just over a year, our statewide testing program has delivered on our promise that every Marylander who wants or needs a COVID-19 test can get one, without cost...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily...
    PASADENA (CBSLA) – City officials in Pasadena, which has its own health department separate from Los Angeles County, are stepping up to make sure residents are fully vaccinated, an effort that is paying off. As of Wednesday, roughly 62% of residents in Pasadena are fully vaccinated, and 80% have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, health officials said. READ...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Governor Tom Wolf called the recent data breach that impacted more than 72,000 Pennsylvanians a “bad, bad thing.” He emphasized the state will not renew the contract with Insight Global Inc., the Atlanta-based company contracted for COVID-19 contact tracing. The current contract expires on July 31. READ MORE: 2 City Council Incumbents, Including The Council President, Face...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health pulled out of a state senate hearing deciding not to testify Tuesday about a contact tracing data breach. Lawmakers say the breach exposed the personal data of about 70,000 Pennsylvanians. “Sadly, on Friday at 6 p.m. I was called by the Department of Health and was told they would no longer...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting a two-day total of 2,399 new Coronavirus cases and 18 additional deaths. READ MORE: Giant Eagle Pharmacies Now Accepting Walk-Ins For COVID-19 Vaccinations This brings the statewide total to 1,174,687 cases and 26,550 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 1,924 people across...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BRADDOCK, Pa. (KDKA) – A business in Braddock was shut down because the Allegheny County Health Department says the basement floor was covered in several inches of raw sewage. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 191 New Coronavirus Cases, 5 Additional Deaths The Health Department ordered Club Elegance on Braddock Avenue...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 2,610 new Coronavirus cases and 38 additional deaths. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Safely Locate Previously Missing Teen Siobhan Barnett This brings the statewide total to 1,172,288 cases and 26,532 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 2,012 people across the state in the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 2,986 new Coronavirus cases and 47 additional deaths. READ MORE: Duquesne University Graduate Left With Traumatic Brain Injury After Serious Accident Honored For Perseverance This brings the statewide total to 1,169,678 cases and 26,494 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 2,047 people...
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health is now the target of a class action lawsuit, along with Insight Global, following a data breach of contact tracing files, according to court documents. Over 72,000 Pennsylvanians had their data leaked, according to a statement by Insight Global on April 29. The lawsuit claims the Department of Health and Insight Global knew about...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the company it hired to do contact tracing. READ MORE: Contact Tracing Data Breach Exposes 72,000 Pennsylvanians Personal Information A COVID-19 contact tracing breach in Pennsylvania impacted at least 72,000 people. The number of people whose data has...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 2,597 new Coronavirus cases and 56 additional deaths. READ MORE: Grandmother Pleads Guilty To Murder In 5-Year-Old Grandsons Death This brings the statewide total to 1,164,216 cases and 26,390 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 2,172 people across the state in the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 222 new Coronavirus cases and 12 additional deaths. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Ask For Help Finding Missing 16-Year-Old Jaquaya Dixon Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 157 are confirmed and 65 are probable cases. The Health Department says new cases range in age...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – In an effort to get eligible high school students vaccinated, the Broward school district is bringing the COVID-19 shots to their campuses. Starting Tuesday, the Broward County School District will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at all of its high school campuses over an eight-day span. READ MORE: Hialeah Police Investigation Involves Townhomes, Nearby Hotel The vaccine...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health says over half of the state’s population has gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. READ MORE: Christian Band MercyMe To Play At PPG Paints Arena This Fall It comes as the Health Department reported a two-day total of 4,381 new Coronavirus cases and 23...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County Department of Public Health on Saturday issued a statement for International Workers Day – or May Day – expressing concern for workers who are struggling in the pandemic. The statement said in part that the department “recognizes the ongoing need to build anti-racist systems to protect the health and safety of all workers, but...