State Health officials registered 2,425 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the smallest one-day increase since late August.
Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds, as the manufacturer joins its rival Pfizer in moving toward expanding shots to children.
COVID-19 booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are now available to eligible adults across Pennsylvania with appointments available for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer shots at Valley locations.
Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.
INDIANAPOLIS — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then come off the sidelines and take the millions of jobs that employers were desperate …
The Department of Health registered 130 new COVID cases in the Valley on Friday, the second-highest total this month and part of a statewide increase of 4,496 cases.
Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters, but figuring out who's eligible and when can be confusing. And adding to the challenge is that this time around, people can choose a different brand of vaccine for that extra dose.
The number of COVID-19 cases among school-aged children dropped statewide and in the Valley over the past week, officials from the state Department of Health reported.
The Valley registered its highest one-day increase in new COVID cases in a week on Thursday and the Department of Health recorded nearly 5,000 new cases statewide.
MIFFLINBURG — Valley community members got to aid in the fight against breast cancer and sample a variety of chefs’ specialties in Mifflinburg Thursday night.
Three of four Valley counties reported at least one COVID-related death in the latest data released from the state Department of Health on Wednesday.
MILTON — A masking exemption form that would have allowed parents to exclude their children from wearing masks in schools was voted down at the Milton Area School Board public meeting on Tuesday night.
Vaccinations protect recipients against COVID-19 and protect society’s most vulnerable citizens by reducing the potential spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the airborne infectious disease, according to two Valley medical experts.
After COVID-19 hospitalizations dipped over the weekend, they jumped back up to more than 3,000 on Tuesday and the state Department of Health (DOH) registered 3,899 new infections.
COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped for the fourth time in five days on Monday and the number of patients in local hospitals dropped to its lowest total in a month.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s total number of coronavirus infections has topped 8 million, more than 5% of the population, and the daily infection toll hit a new record.
Pennsylvania surpassed 1.5 million COVID cases since the pandemic began in March 2020 as state health officials recorded more than 5,000 new cases for the third consecutive day on Friday.
There were 131 new COVID cases among school-aged children in the Valley this week, while the number of children infected statewide dipped below 7,000 for the first time in a month.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine a few weeks later.
The current level of COVID-19 community transmission across Geisinger’s service area mirrors what occurred last November at the start of the most severe spike in case counts and hospitalizations in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, according to the hospital system’s chief executive offi…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will ask its outside experts to meet in late November to scrutinize Merck's pill to treat COVID-19.
Pennsylvania had more than 100 COVID-related deaths for the third day in a row on Thursday, the first time that has happened since the first week in February.
State Health officials registered more than 5,000 new COVID cases and 170 deaths on Wednesday, giving the state more than 300 deaths linked to the virus over the past two days.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with whether and when to offer another dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, while a new study out Wednesday raises the prospect that using a different brand as the booster might work better.
Penn State has joined the growing ranks of colleges and universities — and employers generally — in requiring all employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
One Mifflinburg Area School Board member resigned during Tuesday’s virtual meeting, two others sat outdoors with opponents to the state’s mask mandate for public schools and a patio full of chairs meant for members of the public to occupy and watch a live feed of the virtual meeting sat empty.
DANVILLE — Three parents and two of Tina Bartholomew’s daughters Tuesday night disputed allegations she shared confidential survey documents, claims that apparently led the school board to terminate Bartholomew on Sept. 28 as assistant middle school cross country coach.
LEWISBURG — Hundreds of people flooded into the Miller Center on Tuesday to get a third dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 30,000 Pennsylvanians have died from COVID-19 after the state Department of Health registered 151 deaths and 3,898 new cases on Tuesday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has issued its first fine to a county it says violated a new state law banning coronavirus vaccine mandates and for firing 14 workers who failed to get the shots.
MIFFLINBURG — Buffalo Township Supervisors won’t allow Mifflinburg Area School District to use the township building as an auxiliary site for Tuesday’s virtual school board meeting.
Eighty-five percent of nursing homes in Pennsylvania have limited admissions due to staffing shortages since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and nearly 40 percent said they cannot afford to stay open and provide care over the next year, according to a survey by the Pennsylvania Health Car…
The current pace of COVID-19 hospitalizations strains operations at both Geisinger and Evangelical hospitals as patient beds and clinicians needed to staff them are growing scarce, according to top administrators at both facilities.
Pennsylvania Health officials reported more than 5,000 new COVID cases for the second day in a row on Thursday and another 92 residents died due to symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
Officials offered different reasons for the lack of participation, including fear of finding too many cases and simply being too overwhelmed by a chaotic start to the academic year.