Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

New study shows COVID-19 mutation causing faster spread

DPH: Data shows steady rise in COVID-19 cases after Labor Day Weekend

  US to ship millions of tests in push to reopen K-12 schools

  You can relieve work-from-home stress with things around the house

  Federal judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

Pandemic impacts Thomasville’s ‘Victorian Christmas’

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  As suicides rise, Army brass reassessing outreach

  India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases

  Dad dances outside hospital to cheer up, connect with son during chemo

  ‘Together we stand’: Couple married 70 years battles COVID-19 side by side

  Trump, Biden battle over quick confirmation of court pick

Charlotte 49ers vs. Ga. State was called off because COVID test results were misread

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

Many major universities are determined to forge ahead despite warning signs, as evidenced by the expanding slate of college football games occurring Saturday.

  Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

The spread of coronavirus has created new problems at hospitals, schools and colleges in the Midwest, as well as in parts of the West.

6 items to add to your packing list for COVID-era travel

There are several less obvious items you may want to bring when you travel that you likely have not prioritized before.

GRAPHS: Tracking Phoebe’s daily COVID-19 numbers

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is releasing its daily COVID-19 numbers.

  What to expect when some DCSS students return to school Monday

New online verification tool helping Ga. Department of Labor process unemployment claims

  Under virus strain, Europe’s leaders plead at UN for unity

White House ordered to have sign language at virus briefings

Phoebe reports Friday COVID-19 numbers

  2 charged for handling of virus outbreak at Mass. veterans home where 76 died

WATCH LIVE: Dougherty Co. leaders hold Friday COVID-19 press conference

Dougherty County leaders are addressing the latest developments on COVID-19.

  Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK

Drugmakers are rushing to develop COVID-19 vaccines with the backing of governments desperate to find a way of easing restrictions that have hammered the world economy.

  Misreported Deaths: Government count of nursing home COVID-19 cases still inaccurate despite criticism

For three months, InvestigateTV has tracked federal government data on nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths. For three months, those numbers have been wrong.

  Dougherty Co. Superior Court to resume grand jury trials

Judge Lockette announced that superior court grand jury trials will start back up again.

  Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge virus relief bill.

  VSU’s Jazz Ensemble adjusts through pandemic challenges, hosts first virtual concert

The pandemic affects musicians when it comes to rehearsals and performances at schools, at every level.

  Dozens of tablets, phones donated to Phoebe Sumter after doctor’s Facebook post

“I just like to see the patients happy."

  Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

The biggest threat is posed by sophisticated international fraud rings that often use stolen identities to apply for benefits, filling out the forms with a wealth of accurate information that enables their applications to “sail through the system.”

Inmate tests positive for COVID-19 at Crisp County Detention Center

The sheriff’s office said they received notification from Crisp Regional Hospital of the positive test result overnight Thursday.

  Americus pastor, Housing Authority CEO beat COVID-19; little to no impact on services during bout with virus

He was diagnosed with COVID-19 back in the spring and battled it and the symptoms for several weeks.

United to offer COVID testing for some travelers

United Airlines will offer coronavirus testing on flights from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaiian airports. Passengers with negative results won't have to quarantine for two weeks.

  Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online

There was no way it was being canceled, not on what would have been Lennon’s 80th birthday, not on the tribute’s 40th year.

  Drug companies work jointly to boost vaccine confidence

The comments come as scientists scramble to develop a vaccine that would protect the public from a pandemic that has killed nearly 1 million people worldwide.

  Albany leaders see increase in masks on the ground during pandemic

Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful officials said littering is no laughing matter and you could find yourself in jail if caught.

  US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.

New Year’s Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements

Organizers say New Year’s Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements and be scaled down and socially distant on site in response to the coronavirus.

  Albany COVID-19 survivor encourages people to wear mask

In order for a mask mandate to stay in effect, there must be at least 100 cases of COVID-19 per every 100,000 residents.

  Lee Co. School System adapts COVID-19 protocols based on recent data

COVID-19 cases in Lee County schools are on a downward trend, and as a result, the school recently changed its protocols.

Tracking SWGA coronavirus cases

Health officials said positive coronavirus cases are counted by the patient’s county of residence.

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 3: From running a restaurant to battling coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

  South by Southwest announces online 2021 festival

Officials say they’ve joined forces with the city of Austin to still plan for physical events, in case they can be held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

CDC’s Halloween guidance discourages activities like trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging Americans to avoid higher-risk Halloween activities like trick-or-treating in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

Democrats and Republicans in a bitterly divided U.S. House have voted to take a government shutdown off the table this fall, giving a big, bipartisan vote to a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night.

  CDC to delay vote on who will get COVID vaccine

There’s general agreement among the CDC panel that frontline health care workers should be the first to get a vaccine when one is approved, but who gets priority after that?

  Clinch Co. High temporarily shuts down after apparent COVID-19 outbreak

Clinch County High School is the first school in Southwest Georgia to shut down for a COVID-19 outbreak, since reopening for Fall.

  ‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The bleak milestone, by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world, was reported by Johns Hopkins, based on figures supplied by state health authorities.

City commissioner: Mask mandate no longer in effect for Albany

Commissioners are still encouraging people to wear masks in public, Warbington said.

  NFL fines coaches, teams for not covering faces

The league levied hefty fines of $100,000 per coach and $250,000 per club.

  Steakhouse chain Sizzler files for bankruptcy amid pandemic

Sizzler USA, one of America’s first casual restaurant chains, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Debunked Nashville COVID story prompts differing responses on Fox News

The story came from a Thursday report by Nashville’s Fox affiliate WZTV on “leaked emails” that the station retracted late Friday upon learning that they didn’t mean what its reporter thought they did.

  Airline denies mom and son, 2, after he refused to wear mask

A New Hampshire woman was not allowed to stay on an American Airlines flight with her 2-year-old son because he would not wear a mask as the airline requires.

  CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.

  Pine-Sol cleaner approved for killing coronavirus on hard surfaces

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Pine-Sol’s original cleaner as a product that can kill coronavirus on frequently used surfaces.

  US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

The plan permits limited shore excursions and requires passengers to wear masks and stay apart from other people during those excursions. Passengers who don’t comply won’t be allowed to reboard.

Watchdog: Millions in danger of missing virus relief payouts

The Government Accountability Office, Congress' auditing arm, said in a report Monday that possibly 8.7 million or more individuals who are eligible for the economic impact payments have yet to receive those payments because of inadequate IRS and Treasury Department records.

  US nears 200,000 virus deaths; Europe adopts tougher restrictions as infections surge

Health authorities in the U.S. are deeply worried about the resumption of school and college and the onset of cold weather, which will force more people indoors.

  Milwaukee family of 4 evicted despite national COVID-19 eviction moratorium

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instituted a national eviction moratorium in early September that lasts through the end of the year.

  Boy, 11, warned after wearing ‘inappropriate’ Hooters face mask to Fla. school

The principal called the Hooters mask "offensive to women and inappropriate," and the school district says it violates student dress code.

  Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

Joe Biden is using the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s handling of health care and the coronavirus.

Tadej Pogacar wins COVID-defying Tour de France

In a stunning performance for the ages, Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar won cycling’s showpiece race Sunday on the eve of his 22nd birthday.

Study says dogs and cats can contract COVID-19 from humans

New research shows there are “substantial” rates of coronavirus infection in dogs and cats whose owners have COVID-19.

  More participants needed in Albany antibody study

Health leaders from Augusta University are looking for specific people to do their antibody study at the Albany Civic Center.

  CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people who didn’t feel sick didn’t need to get tested.

  COVID measures could keep flu in check this year

The same measures we've been using to slow the spread of COVID-19 – like mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing – can also help stop the spread of flu.

  Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

Many thousands of volunteers from minority groups are needed for huge clinical trials underway or about to begin.

Phoebe releases weekly COVID-19 numbers

Phoebe’s top health official said the hospital system has seen a slight increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

Americans who are returning to the U.S. and Canadians who are returning to Canada are also exempted from the border closure.

  Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

Switzerland-based Roche reported the results for tocilizumab, sold now as Actemra and RoActemra for treating rheumatoid arthritis and some other diseases.

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

Only around a quarter of the nation's largest universities publicly release active COVID-19 case information. Public health experts say the more data available, the better.

  Georgia surpasses 300,000 cumulative cases of COVID-19 since pandemic began

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,901 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, Sep. 17.

Clinch Co. High to close because of COVID-19 concerns

The closure for students will be until Sept. 25. The post states that students not under quarantine restriction will return to school on Sept. 28.

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don’t use our song

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.

‘The Batman’ resumes UK production after positive COVID case

The U.K. production of “The Batman” is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19.

  COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.

August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains

U.S. housing construction fell a surprising 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains when home builders ramped up projects following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April.