Coronavirus

  Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2 million amid vaccine rollout

The milestone was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

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

8 news cases of COVID-19 reported in Gray County

City of Hereford reports 6 new cases of COVID-19 in Deaf Smith County

  Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

  Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

  Expanded vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

  Amarillo residents share what changed their minds about receiving vaccine

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  State health officials reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death in Eastern New Mexico

  No evidence of child abuse surge amid pandemic, HHS leaders say

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 171 new cases, 4 additional deaths on Thursday

  12 new COVID-19 cases, 11 recoveries reported in Dallam and Hartley counties

Texas first state to administer 1 million COVID-19 vaccines

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for Jan. 14 shows 118 new cases, 97 recoveries, 3 deaths

Post Malone donates 10,000 Crocs to frontline workers

The new Crocs were released last month. They sold out in less than an hour.

Pope Francis gets first dose of COVID vaccine

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Vatican.

  2 deaths, 9 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Deaf Smith County

Officials in Hereford reported two new deaths today caused by COVID-19 in Deaf Smith County.

  City of Pampa reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

There are four more cases of COVID-19 in Gray County.

  WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate coronavirus pandemic origins

  EXPLAINER: What is WHO team in Wuhan looking for?

  Firefighters raise money for elderly woman who lost son’s ashes in house fire

  COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson successful in early trials

  US COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300

  IRS gets more COVID-19 relief payments out after delays

  State health officials reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death in Eastern New Mexico

State health officials released the daily report of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico.

  4 new COVID-19 cases, 27 recoveries, 1 death in Gray County

There are four new cases of COVID-19 , 27 new recoveries and one death in Gray County.

  3 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new recoveries in Dallam and Hartley counties

There are now 80 active cases of COVID-19 in Dallam and Hartley counties.

  Civic Center has exhausted current supply of COVID-19 vaccine

The City of Amarillo Public Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic at the Amarillo Civic Center has exhausted its current supply of the COIVD-19 vaccine.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for Jan. 13 shows 128 new cases, 123 recoveries, 9 deaths

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  Vaccine time: How to overcome your fear of needles

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, but for millions of Americans, a fear of needles may make the decision to get the vaccine even harder.

Amarillo health experts race to get community vaccinated as ‘virus rages’

City leaders and health experts encouraged community members to take advantage of vaccinations during a news conference today, as some COVID-19 mutations have been reported in other parts of the country.

  City of Hereford reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, 54 recoveries

There are now 54 active cases of COVID-19 in Deaf Smith County.

  Study: In pandemic era, older adults isolated but resilient

When it comes to mental and emotional health, older adults in the United States are showing resilience and persevering despite struggles with loneliness and isolation.

  ‘I thought I had a lifetime’: Wife watches husband’s decline from COVID-19 via FaceTime

Doctors say the husband and father of three will need a lung transplant to live, but he needs to be more stable for surgery.

  Veterans, friends of more than 70 years vaccinated for COVID-19 together

The two friends are staying connected despite the COVID-19 pandemic, going together to get their first doses of the vaccine at a Veterans Affairs medical facility.

  Amarillo top 5 in nation for volunteers for antibody study intended to save COVID-19 patients lives

Amarillo one of the leaders in study to save COVID-19 patients lives

  US to require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19.

  State health officials report 36 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in Eastern New Mexico

State health officials released the daily report of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico.

  US shifts to speed vaccinations; won’t hold back 2nd doses

States determine who should get the vaccine based on CDC guidelines.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for Jan. 12 shows 226 new cases, 248 recoveries, 2 deaths

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  City of Pampa reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

There are six new cases of COVID-19 in Gray County.

Former tent infusion clinic treating COVID-19 patients moves to indoor location

City officials said the outpatient infusion clinic for COVID-19 patients has been moved to a new location.

  US cancer rates drop record amount, impact of COVID uncertain

Fewer people are smoking, cancers are being detected earlier and treatments have advanced.

  China says WHO experts to visit Wuhan in virus origins probe

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the experts will arrive in Wuhan on Thursday. Other details of their schedule haven’t been announced and the central government’s National Health Commission offered no further information.

  Mother of 6 dies from COVID-19 days after doctors deliver baby

With the mother reportedly having no underlying conditions other than pregnancy, her family wants to make it clear how dangerous COVID-19 can be.

  ‘He is a miracle’: NY baby survives liver transplant, COVID-19

The baby boy is getting to ready to celebrate his first birthday, just months after surviving COVID-19 and receiving a liver transplant.

  Doctors offer ways to limit severe reaction in allergy patients from COVID-19 vaccine

Doctors offer ways to limit severe reaction in allergy patients to vaccine

  US ramps up vaccinations to get doses to more Americans

As of Monday morning, about 6.7 million Americans had received their first shot of the vaccine, or just 2% of the U.S. population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  State health officials report 52 new COVID-19 cases in Eastern New Mexico

State health officials released the daily report of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico.

  14 new COVID-19 cases, 11 recoveries in Dallam and Hartley counties

There are now 83 active cases of COVID-19 in Dallam and Hartley counties.

  COVID-19 taking toll on Los Angeles EMTs

EMTs in Los Angeles County are facing demanding shifts while helping COVID-19 patients.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for Jan. 11 shows 152 new cases, 150 recoveries, 11 deaths

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  City of Pampa reports 8 new COVID-19 cases

There are now 1,571 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gray County.

  City of Hereford reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

There are now 90 active cases of COVID-19 in Deaf Smith County.

  China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

A culture of secrecy, fostered by the Chinese government, is believed to have delayed warnings about the pandemic, blocked the sharing of information with the WHO and hampered early testing.

  COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Amarillo Civic Center reopens Monday

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Amarillo Civic Center will reopen Monday, January 11.

  Area COVID-19 report for Sunday, Jan. 10 Level Red: Use Extreme Caution

The Amarillo Area Hospitalization Rate is now 22.36 percent.

  Pope’s doctor dies from COVID-19 complications

Pope Francis' personal doctor has died as a result of complications due to COVID-19.

  Wis. teacher says she caught COVID-19 in classroom, leading to husband’s death

Within two weeks of her return to in-person learning, the teacher contracted COVID-19, which she then passed on to her husband and her mother. Her husband died.

  Area COVID-19 report for Saturday, Jan. 9 Level Red: Use Extreme Caution

The Amarillo Area Hospitalization Rate is now 22.36 percent.

  Queen Elizabeth II and husband receive COVID-19 vaccinations

The injections were administered at Windsor Castle, where the queen and her husband have been spending their time during the lockdown in England.

  CERT prepares for possible busy fire season despite COVID-19 setbacks

If wildfire danger comes our way this spring, one Panhandle organization is prepared to help.

  State health officials report 75 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in Eastern New Mexico

State health officials reported 75 new COVID-19 cases in Eastern New Mexico counties today.

  Cannon AFB begins administering COVID-19 vaccine

Cannon Air Force Base received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

  14 new COVID-19 cases, 11 recoveries in Dallam and Hartley counties

There are now 80 active cases of COVID-19 in Dallam and Hartley counties.

  U.S. tops 4,000 daily deaths from coronavirus for 1st time

The U.S. has recorded more than 4,000 daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for Jan. 8 shows 168 new cases, 162 recoveries, 5 deaths

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Amarillo Civic Center reopens Saturday

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Amarillo Civic Center will reopen Saturday, January 9.

  Study suggests Pfizer vaccine works against virus variant

New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two contagious variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa.

  London mayor seeks help as UK sees record new virus deaths

Sadiq Khan declared a “major incident,″ as the rapid spread of the virus pushed hospitals to breaking point.

13 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Deaf Smith County

Hereford officials reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Deaf Smith County today.

  UK regulators approve use of 3rd vaccine against coronavirus

So far, Britain has inoculated 5 million people with two other vaccines.

  Goodwill helps people land dream job during pandemic

Goodwill assists those to communicate virtually so they can get a job during COVID-19 pandemic.

  State health officials report 66 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death in Eastern New Mexico

State health officials released the daily report of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico.

  24 COVID-19 cases, 183 recoveries in Oklahoma Panhandle counties

The Northwest Oklahoma County Health Department reported 24 cases and 138 recoveries in Oklahoma Panhandle counties.

  US registering highest deaths yet from the coronavirus

The virus is surging in virtually every state, with California particularly hard hit.

  Report shows 11 COVID-19 cases, 8 more recoveries in Dallam and Hartley counties

There are now 77 active cases of COVID-19 in Dallam and Hartley counties.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for Jan. 7 shows 241 new cases, 142 recoveries, 4 deaths

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

First Texas case of more contagious coronavirus variant identified in Harris County

It does not cause a more severe disease and vaccines “are expected to be effective against it,” the health services department said of the variant.

  There are new coronavirus strains: Can our vaccines stop them?

New variants of the coronavirus seem to make it more easily spread, but scientists say they haven't made the vaccine obsolete yet.

  3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Gray County

There are three more cases of COVID-19 in Gray County.

  US unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly to 787,000, evidence of a job market stumbling in the face of the viral pandemic and the damage it has inflicted on the economy for nearly 10 months.