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Number of COVID patients in US hospitals reaches record low

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers have plunged to their lowest levels since the summer of 2020, offering a much needed break to health care workers and patients alike following the omicron surge
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Number of COVID patients in US hospitals reaches record low
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Pandemic takes toll on teen mental health

A new CDC report shows how the pandemic played a role in the mental health of teens, stating 44% of participants surveyed reported feeling persistently sad or hopeless during the last year.
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Pandemic takes toll on teen mental health
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COVID-19 cases increase over the past week

New COVID-19 cases are up by 10% or more in at least 11 states and Puerto Rico.
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COVID-19 cases increase over the past week
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Biden administration says it will lift Title 42 restrictions along the southern border

The CDC announced it is officially ending Title 42.
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CDC announces end of Title 42 restrictions along southern border
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COVID-19 asylum limits at US-Mexico border to end May 23

The use of public health powers had been widely criticized.
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COVID-19 asylum limits at US-Mexico border to end May 23
April 1, 2022, 3:58 PM

Decline of testing, sequencing could hinder search for future COVID-19 variants, experts warn

Reported testing levels are now at their lowest point in eight months, with reported test numbers dropping by nearly 75% since the beginning of the year.
April 1, 2022, 3:58 PM
Data gaps hinder search for COVID-19 variants
April 1, 2022, 4:03 AM

High school students suffered the worst mentally during pandemic: CDC

Forty-four percent of students persistently felt sad or hopeless and 55% experienced emotional abuse by a parent or other adult in the home, according to a 2021 CDC study.
April 1, 2022, 4:03 AM
High school students suffered the worst mentally during pandemic: CDC
March 31, 2022, 9:18 PM

Bargainers: Bipartisan deal near on trimmed $10B COVID bill

Lawmakers have moved to the brink of clinching a scaled-back bipartisan compromise to provide a fresh $10 billion to combat COVID-19
March 31, 2022, 9:18 PM
McConnell says COVID spending package could shrink to $10B
March 31, 2022, 8:27 PM

Biden holds press conference to talk about COVID boosters and funding

President Joe Biden announced Covid.gov, an all-in-one website for vaccines, tests, treatments, and masks. He also urged Congress to secure new funding for future responses.
March 31, 2022, 8:27 PM
Biden holds press conference to talk about COVID boosters and funding
March 31, 2022, 6:37 PM

CIA director tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

CIA Director William Burns has tested positive for COVID-19
March 31, 2022, 6:37 PM
March 31, 2022, 6:01 PM

New data on teens' mental health during pandemic 'echo a cry for help,' CDC official says

Female, LGBTQ high school students reported greater levels of poor mental health.
March 31, 2022, 6:01 PM
New data show how pandemic hurt high school students' mental health
March 31, 2022, 5:13 PM

China reopens 1 city as Shanghai lockdown enters 2nd phase

Residents of eastern Shanghai hoping to emerge from a four-day lockdown have received bad news
March 31, 2022, 5:13 PM
China reopens one city as Shanghai lockdown enters 2nd phase
March 31, 2022, 4:55 PM

U2's Bono thanks Capitol Police in visit to push for COVID funding

U2's frontrunner Paul "Bono" Hewson stopped to thank Capitol Police officers as he continues to lobby lawmakers in Washington to approve emergency COVID relief funding.
March 31, 2022, 4:55 PM
U2's Bono thanks Capitol Police in visit to push for COVID funding
March 31, 2022, 12:53 PM

England ends free virus tests under 'living with COVID' plan

The British government is ending the supply of free rapid coronavirus tests to most of the population
March 31, 2022, 12:53 PM
England ends free virus tests under 'living with COVID' plan
March 31, 2022, 5:32 AM

Twin sisters start food delivery business during COVID-19

Lashone and Raeshawn Middleton both worked in the restaurant industry as servers until they were laid off from separate restaurants on the same day. The two decided to start a crab delivery service.
March 31, 2022, 5:32 AM
Twin sisters start food delivery business during COVID-19
March 31, 2022, 5:19 AM

Pandemic heightens focus on mental health care as new hotline number launches

Some mental health experts are worried about workforce capacity issues hindering the ability to provide 24/7 crisis care.
March 31, 2022, 5:19 AM
Hotline number launches as pandemic heightens focus on mental health
March 31, 2022, 1:34 AM

Omicron subvariant BA.2 becomes dominant COVID-19 strain in US

President Joe Biden receives the newly approved second booster shot live on TV, as multiple states, such as Florida and Alabama, report an increase in COVID-19 cases.
March 31, 2022, 1:34 AM
Omicron subvariant BA.2 becomes dominant COVID-19 strain in US
March 31, 2022, 12:42 AM

Omicron subvariant BA-2 spreads across US

President Joe Biden received the second booster for COVID-19 just 24 hours after it was authorized for people over 50. He also urged Congress to pass COVID funding.
March 31, 2022, 12:42 AM
Omicron subvariant BA-2 spreads across US
March 31, 2022, 12:33 AM

A first look at 20/20 ‘24 Months that Changed the World’

The ABC News’ special will explore how COVID-19 disrupted and created lasting change across all aspects of human life.
March 31, 2022, 12:33 AM
A first look at 20/20 ‘24 Months that Changed the World’
March 30, 2022, 11:19 PM

Ivermectin does not reduce risk of hospitalization for COVID-19: Study

Ivermectin has been touted by many despite showing no success.
March 30, 2022, 11:19 PM
Ivermectin does not reduce risk of hospitalization for COVID: Study
March 30, 2022, 9:32 PM

CDC drops COVID-19 health warning for cruise ship travelers

Federal officials are dropping a health warning that they have attached to sailing on cruise ships since the start of the pandemic
March 30, 2022, 9:32 PM
CDC drops COVID-19 health warning for cruise ship travelers
March 30, 2022, 9:25 PM

NYC health commissioner talks BA.2 subvariant

Dr. Ashwin Vasan with the latest on the BA.2 subvariant and the pandemic’s impact on mental health.
March 30, 2022, 9:25 PM
NYC health commissioner talks BA.2 subvariant
March 30, 2022, 8:46 PM

The COVID pill is a game-changer, but for some it might be a danger: Experts

The COVID antiviral pill Paxlovid is very effective but there's a long list of drug interactions doctors and patients need to be aware of before prescribing or taking it.
March 30, 2022, 8:46 PM
The COVID pill is a game-changer, but for some it might be a danger: Experts
March 30, 2022, 8:09 PM

Biden receives 2nd booster, presses Congress on virus funds

President Joe Biden has gotten a second booster dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine, and he used the occasion Wednesday to call on Congress to pass billions of dollars in additional funding to fight the pandemic
March 30, 2022, 8:09 PM
Biden administration launches COVID website for 1-stop info
March 30, 2022, 6:49 PM

Biden gets 2nd booster after outlining dire need for COVID funding

Biden speaks on Wednesday afternoon about the state of the pandemic.
March 30, 2022, 6:49 PM
Biden gets 2nd booster after outlining dire need for COVID funding
March 30, 2022, 5:31 PM

Teen reflects on recovering from pandemic-related mental health struggles

Emma Brun said she wants to share her journey to help other teens and kids who are also facing tough mental health challenges caused by the pandemic.
March 30, 2022, 5:31 PM
Teen reflects on recovering from pandemic-related mental health struggles
March 30, 2022, 5:21 PM

Two years of COVID-19: 3 families share how the pandemic changed the way they live

The global pandemic forced people everywhere to face the challenge of change.
March 30, 2022, 5:21 PM
Three families share how the pandemic changed the way they live
March 30, 2022, 4:31 PM

ABC News special explores mental health crisis among youth amid COVID-19

ABC News special explores mental health crisis among youth amid COVID-19.
March 30, 2022, 4:31 PM
ABC News special explores mental health crisis among youth amid COVID-19
March 30, 2022, 1:41 PM

Teens heal and move forward through pandemic

"GMA" co-anchor Robin Roberts explores the state of the U.S. two years since the pandemic began and how life has changed in "24 Months That Changed the World," an ABC News primetime special.
March 30, 2022, 1:41 PM
Teens heal and move forward through pandemic
March 30, 2022, 11:11 AM

WHO: COVID deaths jump by 40%, but cases falling globally

The World Health Organization says the number of people killed by the coronavirus surged by more than 40% last week
March 30, 2022, 11:11 AM
WHO: COVID deaths jump by 40%, but cases falling globally
March 30, 2022, 7:36 AM

China tries to limit economic blow of Shanghai shutdown

China's leaders are trying to fine-tune their “zero tolerance” COVID-19 strategy to rein in job losses and other costs to the world’s second-largest economy
March 30, 2022, 7:36 AM
March 30, 2022, 12:08 AM

Florida, other states challenge CDC transit mask rule

Florida and 20 other states have sued to halt the federal government's pandemic requirement that people wear masks on planes, trains and other public transport
March 30, 2022, 12:08 AM
Florida, other states challenge CDC transit mask rule
March 29, 2022, 8:19 PM

How to use the CDC's new COVID quarantine and isolation calculator

The CDC released a calculator to help people determine if they should quarantine or isolate after contracting COVID-19 or being exposed to someone with the virus.
March 29, 2022, 8:19 PM
How to use the CDC's new COVID quarantine and isolation calculator
March 29, 2022, 6:02 PM

Fully vaccinated ship docks in San Francisco with multiple COVID cases aboard

A Princess Cruises ship arrived in California Sunday with multiple passengers and crew members aboard who tested positive for COVID-19.
March 29, 2022, 6:02 PM
Fully vaccinated Princess Cruises ship docks with multiple COVID cases aboard
March 29, 2022, 5:41 PM

Omicron subvariant BA.2 now the dominant variant in the US, estimates show

BA.2 is projected to account for nearly 55% of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S., C.D.C. data shows.
March 29, 2022, 5:41 PM
Omicron subvariant BA.2 now the dominant variant in the US, estimates show
March 29, 2022, 3:17 PM

Shanghai lockdown tests 'zero-COVID' limits, shakes markets

A two-phase lockdown of Shanghai's 26 million people is testing the limits of China's hard-line “zero-COVID" strategy whose effects are being felt beyond the country's borders
March 29, 2022, 3:17 PM
Shanghai lockdown tests 'zero-COVID' limits, shakes markets
March 29, 2022, 10:36 AM

Denmark adds COVID-19 extremism in terror assessment

Denmark’s domestic security service has for the first time designated pandemic-linked antigovernmental extremism as a menace
March 29, 2022, 10:36 AM
Denmark adds COVID-19 extremism in terror assessment
March 29, 2022, 12:39 AM

China launches biggest COVID-19 lockdown in 2 years

China launched the most extreme citywide lockdown in two years since the one in Wuhan, where the virus was first detected back in late 2019.
March 29, 2022, 12:39 AM
China launches biggest COVID-19 lockdown in 2 years
March 28, 2022, 9:32 PM

Is it time for another COVID-19 booster?

With COVID-19 cases increasing due to the omicron subvariant, the FDA is considering authorizing a fourth booster shot.
March 28, 2022, 9:32 PM
Is it time for another COVID-19 booster?
March 28, 2022, 4:06 PM

Shanghai starts China's biggest COVID-19 lockdown in 2 years

China has begun its most extensive lockdown in two years to conduct mass testing and control a growing outbreak in Shanghai
March 28, 2022, 4:06 PM
March 28, 2022, 12:52 PM

Israeli PM tests positive for COVID, is working from home

Israel's prime minister has tested positive for the coronavirus and is working from home after he held a series of meetings, including with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken
March 28, 2022, 12:52 PM
Israeli PM tests positive for COVID, is working from home
March 28, 2022, 12:21 PM

For red and blue America, a glaring divide in COVID-19 death rates persists 2 years later

Cumulative death rates in red states were 38% higher than in blue states, post-vaccination availability, data shows.
March 28, 2022, 12:21 PM
The glaring divide of COVID-19 death rates between red and blue America
March 28, 2022, 2:32 AM

Biden spokesperson tests positive for COVID-19 after trip

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre says she has tested positive for COVID-19 after having returned from Europe with President Joe Biden
March 28, 2022, 2:32 AM
March 26, 2022, 3:36 AM

Feds pause COVID monoclonal antibody treatment in 8 states over potential failure against BA.2 subvariant

The government is pausing one of the monoclonal antibody therapies for COVID-19 since it has been shown to not hold up against the BA.2 subvariant.
March 26, 2022, 3:36 AM
COVID antibody treatment paused in 8 states over potential failure against subvariant
March 26, 2022, 12:34 AM

Free COVID-19 tests ending for uninsured Americans

Patients without any insurance will now start to see some of those free Covid testing options disappear as further Covid relief funding remains stalled in Congress.
March 26, 2022, 12:34 AM
Americans without insurance to lose access to free COVID-19 tests
March 25, 2022, 9:48 PM

Half of all US states saw more deaths than births, likely driven by COVID

Half of all states experienced more deaths than births over a 12-month period, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the Census Bureau.
March 25, 2022, 9:48 PM
Half of US states saw more deaths than births from July 2020 to June 2021
March 25, 2022, 6:21 PM

Experts worry about how US will see next COVID surge coming

Experts wonder how long a new surge will take to detect.
March 25, 2022, 6:21 PM
Experts worry about how US will see next COVID surge coming
March 25, 2022, 1:39 PM

German health minister: no 'freedom day' from COVID yet

Germany’s health minister says it’s too soon to declare a ‘freedom day’ from COVID-19 as the virus continues to run rampant, claiming hundreds of lives each day
March 25, 2022, 1:39 PM
German health minister: No 'freedom day' from COVID yet
March 25, 2022, 11:20 AM

China continues 'severe and complex' fight against COVID-19

China continues to battle its worst COVID-19 outbreak, driven by the omicron variant, with health officials calling the situation “severe and complex.”
March 25, 2022, 11:20 AM
China continues 'severe and complex' fight against COVID-19
March 25, 2022, 10:48 AM

Cornell University reports indications of 'substantial prevalence' of COVID-19 on campus

Cornell recorded 515 positive COVID-19 infections among students, staff, and faculty, according to data from the university.
March 25, 2022, 10:48 AM
Cornell University reports indications of 'substantial prevalence' of COVID on campus