State and local officials nationwide are imposing new coronavirus restrictions and pleading with the public in an increasingly desperate attempt to stop the explosive spread.
County commissioners on Monday declared a "local emergency," citing an escalation in the number of new COVID-19 cases and limited availability of hospital beds and ambulances.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo pulled no punches as he urged people to think of others as they make their Thanksgiving plans.
Scott Davidson, 45, a communications specialist and paramedic, died Sunday morning from COVID-19, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 42 posted on Facebook Sunday morning.
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective.
Minnesota is receiving 25 staffed ambulances from the federal government to help hospitals transfer patients so medical centers are better prepared for a surge of those critically ill with COVID-19.
Nebraska hospitals are increasingly moving patients from facility to facility to make sure patients receive the proper care needed during the recent COVID-19 surge.
Healthcare workers and those in nursing homes and other vulnerable people are expected to get the first vaccines.
The action comes days after Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech announced that its vaccine appears 95% effective at preventing mild to severe COVID-19 disease in a large, ongoing study.
A study done in Denmark, published Wednesday in Annals of Internal Medicine, seemed to question whether and to what extent masks protect the wearer.