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21 additional deaths, 7,729 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

As of Sunday, the Department of Health said 6,399 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 414,432 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

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Summa Health to suspend most elective surgeries due to COVID-19 surge

  With no action by Washington, states race to offer virus aid

444 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland for the last 2 days

32 additional deaths, 6,895 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

OSU football game versus Illinois canceled after more Buckeyes test positive for COVID-19

  On tame Black Friday, Lorain County braces for Purple Level 4 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

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  Lake County under level 4 state of emergency as COVID-19 cases surge

  CDC panel meets Tuesday to vote on COVID-19 vaccine priority

  Northeast Ohio paramedics teach residents to evaluate themselves for COVID-19 to keep hospital visits down

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving

  Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

OSU Head Football Coach Ryan Day to miss Saturday’s game after testing positive for COVID-19

Ohio reports 17,065 new COVID-19 cases; includes combined data from Thanksgiving and Friday

As of Friday, the Department of Health said 6,346 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 399,808 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  US colleges mull new virus protocols for students’ return

The coronavirus presented huge challenges for the fall semester for U.S. colleges that opened the academic year with in-person learning, including some that took a battering from outbreaks.

Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

The company has been limiting attendance at its parks and changing protocols to allow for social distancing.

  Hinckley’s Meadows Turkey Bowl raises more than $400,000 for those battling cancer

COVID-19 did not stop the annual Meadows Turkey bowl, a touch football game that raises money for those fighting cancer.

Lorain church leaders thankful for the little things during Thanksgiving meal drive

  Cleveland’s Jordan’s Restaurant provides Thanksgiving meals to 500 people in need

  Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

Ohio Department of Health will not release new COVID-19 data on Thanksgiving

  Supreme Court blocks NY coronavirus limits on houses of worship

  Schools struggle to stay open as quarantines sideline staff

Richfield nursing home worker honored for her dedication to patients during the pandemic

Blue Stream Rehab and Nursing Facility employee Stacey Urban was nominated by Rev. Holly Pribanic.

Strongsville City Schools to transition to remote learning following Thanksgiving break

According to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated Monday through Friday, 17 people are isolating and 160 people are quarantining.

Ohio Department of Health issues COVID-19 travel advisory for 16 states (updated map)

Although more than a dozen states are listed on the advisory, many Ohioans are expected to travel for the holiday.

  Lorain, Lake and Montgomery counties reach ‘Purple Alert’ on Ohio Public Health Advisory System

Six Northeast Ohio counties are on the “Watch List,” which means they’ve met six of the seven indicators needed to turn purple.

  Texas grandparents mail life-sized cutouts to family for holidays

The cutouts created an activity for their grandchildren, who have had fun placing them in various locations around the house.

Traditional party night of the year on Thanksgiving Eve is slowed down by COVID-19 restrictions

The typical party night of the year for friends and family pack bars and restaurants to catch up on each other’s lives appears non-existent this Thanksgiving Eve.

Need face masks? Pick up a box at Medina County drive-thru distributions on Dec. 4

Residents who drive up will receive one box per car of free non-medical, disposable facemasks.

  Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household.

Pandemic postpones national math, reading tests until 2022

Federal officials say national reading and math tests used to track what U.S. students know are being postponed from next year to 2022 over concerns about whether such testing would be feasible or produce valid results amid the pandemic.

  AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

  27 veterans die in COVID-19 outbreak at Illinois VA home

State officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans nursing home in rural Illinois that has infected nearly 200 residents and staff, and killed 27 veterans.

  Picture of US economy is worrisome as virus inflicts damage

A flurry of data released Wednesday suggested that the spread of the virus is intensifying the threats to an economy still struggling to recover from the deep recession that struck in early spring.

  10,835 new coronavirus cases and record-high 156 deaths reported in Ohio; additional tests under review

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said 6,274 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 382,743 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Gov. DeWine declares Thanksgiving 2020 in Ohio as a ‘Day of Prayer, Gratitude, and Remembrance’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted issued a proclamation ahead of Thanksgiving declaring Thursday as a “Day of Prayer, Gratitude, and Remembrance.”

  27 COVID deaths at Illinois vets nursing home prompts probe

The department on Tuesday requested an independent probe into the facility, which was the focus of a state Senate committee virtual hearing on the outbreak.

  EU says first coronavirus vaccinations possible by Christmas

A top European Union official is appealing to the 27 member countries to urgently prepare logistical chains to handle the rollout of hundreds of millions of vaccine doses.

  Doctor simulates COVID-19 patient’s last moments to encourage virus precautions

The doctor encourages everyone to take precautions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing.

Cleveland Department of Health has received 3,842 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since Mar. 20 so far

Of those complaints, the CDPH said 1,187 were mass gathering non-compliance allegations, 1,798 were mask non-compliance allegations, and 752 were social distancing non-compliance allegations in the City of Cleveland.

No new deaths, but 194 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland range from 1 to over 100-years-old

Health officials said the new confirmed cases include people whose ages range from under 1 year old to their 100s.

  Thousands of Ohioans reopening unemployment claims as coronavirus cases increase and state mandates curfew

Ohio workers are reopening unemployment claims, some even while still on the job. Restaurant workers say so few customers are coming in that they’re making next to nothing right now.

  Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges anew

Restaurant owners — most of whom underwent shutdowns in the spring and summer — are finding the new round of closings challenging as colder weather sets in.

  Walmart customer pulls out brass knuckles after refusing to wear mask inside Ohio store, police say

According to a detailed police report filed by the Perkins Township Police Department, Colyn Tusin, of Milan, refused to put a mask on inside the store located at 5500 Milan Road on Saturday evening.

  Gov. DeWine: 1st round of COVID-19 vaccines expected in Ohio ‘around’ December 15

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine offered some optimistic news on Tuesday in regards to the fight against the coronavirus.

98 deaths and 8,604 new coronavirus cases reported in Ohio; additional tests remain under review

As of Tuesday, the Department of Health said 6,118 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 371,908 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  Hotel workers struggle amid coronavirus resurgence

Many properties remain closed, and thousands of people that worked in hospitality are unemployed. With the holidays approaching, the impact is even more painful.

Jury trials in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court canceled until at least Jan. 19

Bench trials can proceed.

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 testing, effective immediately

There is no charge for the test.

  Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away

Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal.

Ohio’s grace period to renew an expired driver’s license or registration extended to July 2021

The grace period enacted for Ohio drivers with an expired license or outdated registration during the coronavirus pandemic is soon coming to an end.

  Medical professionals stress importance of suicide prevention, awareness during holidays amid COVID-19 pandemic

There are thousands of Ohioans suffering in silence with depression and thoughts of suicide, and the holiday season and loneliness of the pandemic could only make things worse.

  International flyers may soon need to get coronavirus vaccinations

International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly.

  Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans not to travel or spend the holiday with people outside their household.

  Federal prisons to prioritize staff to receive virus vaccine

The federal prison system will be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

  3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

AstraZeneca is the third major drug company to report late-stage results for a potential COVID-19 vaccine as the world anxiously waits for scientific breakthroughs that will bring an end to a pandemic that has wrought economic devastation and resulted in nearly 1.4 million confirmed deaths.

  Clinical insomnia up 37% during pandemic and it’s expected to get worse

Americans are having a hard time sleeping during the pandemic and their sleep problems are expected to get worse.

Surge in coronavirus patients to Ohio hospitals will soon displace non-COVID care, health expert suggests

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine held a special press conference with several of the state’s top health officials on Monday to provide an update on the current capacity of hospitals.

  Shops, gyms to reopen in England under new COVID-19 plan

British Prime Boris Johnson confirmed to lawmakers Monday the government will lift the stay-at-home instruction on Dec. 2.

Record-high 11,885 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours; thousands of additional tests pending review

As of Monday, the Department of Health said 6,020 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 363,304 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption

The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species.

  Regal owner Cineworld secures financial help until hoped-for reopening

Cineworld, which last month closed its cinemas in the U.S. and the U.K., has secured more than $750 million of new financing that it hopes will see it through the coronavirus pandemic.

  Military steps in to help in El Paso hospitals amid devastating COVID-19 surge

With El Paso hospitals and ICUs over capacity since last month due to one of the worst COVID-19 surges in the country, three Air Force medical teams have spent the past two weeks deployed to aid in the fight.

  Browns fans flock to First Energy Stadium despite Cuyahoga County stay-at-home advisory

One attendee told 19 News she she has no fear.

368 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

12 additional deaths, 8,133 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours.

12 additional deaths, 8,133 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

As of Sunday, the Department of Health said 5,996 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 351,419 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Fat Head’s Brewery temporarily closes Middleburg Heights Beer Hall after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Fat Head’s Brewery said the staff member is not in direct contact with guests.

Cleveland bar cited after officials find violations of COVID-19 protocol

The bar will go before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for a second hearing.

  First US immunizations for COVID-19 could arrive on Dec. 12

The head of the U.S. effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine says the first immunizations could happen on Dec. 12.

Macy’s flagship store honors essential workers with holiday window displays

The display for this challenging year - with the theme "Give, Love and Believe" - honors frontline workers who have performed so heroically during the pandemic.

  Wrong text strangers hold mini Thanksgiving to honor loved one who died from COVID-19

An Arizona grandmother and her grandson by choice have celebrated Thanksgiving together since they met through an accidental text message in 2016.

  FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received

U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month.

  Over 900 Cleveland Clinic caregivers out due to COVID-19

Community spread is a factor, the Cleveland Clinic said.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame temporarily closing starting Monday ahead of holiday season due to COVID-19

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced Saturday they will be closing temporarily beginning Monday, Nov. 23 in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday and anticipated increase in traveling and gathering.

29 additional deaths, 7,863 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

As of Saturday, the Department of Health said 5,984 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 343,286 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool reception even in statehouses that have seen outbreaks of the virus or where Republican governors have issued statewide mandates.

  Tenn. woman delivers baby while hospitalized with COVID-19

Now she’s sharing her experience with others and hopes they take the warning serious.

146 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

63 new deaths and 7,787 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio; 12,000 test results remain under review.

  Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest since the calamitous spring in and around New York City.

  What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

During a health crisis, the FDA can loosen its normal scientific standards to allow emergency use of experimental drugs, devices, vaccines and other medical products.