Health

U.S. surpasses 225 thousand people dead from COVID-19

Hospitalizations are up as millions are infected with COVID-19

(ABC NEWS) — Millions of Americans have been infected with COVID-19 and the death toll for the novel coronavirus in the U.S. has now suprasses 250 thousand people. Meanwhile,  hospitalizations leave those in the medical field concerned as the numbers of people being admitted continues to rise in at least 37 states. ABC’S Marco Gonzalez has the very latest on…

AARP: SC Assisted living facilities coronavirus death rate highest among other states

New study shows SC long term care facilities COVID-19 deaths rate tops other states

Image: AARP Logo Columbia, SC (WOLO)  — A nationwide study found that a higher rate of South Carolinians who live in long-term care facilities are dying more than in any other state. According to AARP for every 100 nursing home residents across the country,  South Carolina accounts for 5.8 cases of COVID-19,  1.2 deaths related to the virus. The study…

CDC redefines ‘close contact’ to include multiple encounters with COVID-19 infected people

New study shows multiple brief exposures within in six feet in a 24 hour period could increase risk

(Courtesy: Twitter/@CDCgov) (ABC News) — Of course, one of the key issues tomorrow night is expected to be the coronavirus here in this country, with numbers worsening across much of the nation. Wednesday night the CDC issued new guidance on close contact with a person infected with novel coronavirus as new cases rapidly reach an average of about 60,000 new…

What doctors say about ‘Herd Immunity’, and will it help end the pandemic

While there is no COVID-19 vaccine, some wonder if heard immunity can help end the pandemic sooner

(CNN) — As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, the term Herd Immunity is being thrown around more and more. Many wonder what it is and if it could help end the pandemic sooner. Herd Immunity happens when a virus is allowed to spread freely through a population. countries like Sweden have taken that approach, but various experts say…

DHEC: 539 new cases of COVID-19, 11 deaths reported

The total number of cases in SC is more than 157 thousand, along with more than 3 thousand deaths

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Monday October 19, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released the latest numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state of South Carolina. According to health officials from the most recent numbers released there are 539 new cases of COVID-19. 11 more South Carolians have died from the virus. This brings the…

DHEC announces 897 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

Health officials also released new details concerning their vaccination plans when one is available

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Friday The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) releases their latest  COVID-19 numbers for the state. To date, health officials say they have 897 new cases of coronavirus, while 5 additional South Carolinians have lost their lives to the virus. That brings the total number of cases in South Carolina to 155, 799 confirmed cases…

Cases of COVID-19 don’t appear to be on a downward slope with many seeing a second wave

Some countries are begin to see a second wave of coronavirus

(CNN) — Nationwide, we’re adding an average of more than 49-thousand new cases of coronavirus a day with a death toll in the united states at more than 214-thousand. the latest numbers come as a key coronavirus model now projects covid-19 will kill nearly four-hundred-thousand people by February, If Americans don’t change their behaviors. Camila Bernal reports on where COVID-19…

FDA push for volunteer follow-ups in clinical trials

The Administration says they want at least 2 months of data

Image: CNN (CNN)— The US Food and Drug Administration made clear Tuesday it will want to see two months of follow-up data after volunteers get their second dose of vaccine as part of clinical trials testing potential coronavirus vaccines. That would make it difficult, if not impossible, for any vaccine maker to apply for emergency use authorization by Election Day,…

Richland County Councilwoman hosts free mask giveaway

The giveaway is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Image: Richland County Council Richland County, SC (WOLO) — Richland County is in the process of distributing more than 67 thousand masks in an overall effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Councilwoman Allison Terracio, along with Columbia-Richland Fire Chief, Aubrey Jenkins will provide masks to businesses in the Five Points entertainment district, so they can then be given…