How to know if you have long Covid — and what to do about it

How to know if you have long Covid — and what to do about it

Over the last two years, new Covid cases and deaths have risen and fallen alongside surges of variants and subvariants. One constant, experts say: a continual increase in long Covid cases. The term “long Covid” refers to the wide range of new, ongoing or returning health conditions that can affect people weeks or months after … Read more

Wall Street’s losses worsen as markets tumble worldwide

Wall Street's losses worsen as markets tumble worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is tumbling toward its lowest point in more than a year on Monday as renewed worries about China’s economy pile on top of markets already battered by rising interest rates. The S&P 500 was 2.1% lower in afternoon trading after coming off its fifth straight losing week, its longest … Read more

The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

Earlier in the pandemic, contact tracing data showed us where COVID-19 was efficiently spreading. Unfortunately, because our contact tracing efforts have slowed down, we don’t have as clear of a picture regarding where people are mostly likely to contract omicron and its subvariants. What we do know is that, while the virus has evolved to … Read more

COVID cases spike in California, reaching February levels

Coronavirus infections have continued a steady climb in California since early April, and while the curve of new cases remains less steep than winter’s omicron variant surge, the rising spread of two contagious subvariants is still prompting concern about a fresh wave of virus cases. The California Department of Public Health on Friday reported the … Read more

COVID cases spike in California, reaching February levels

Coronavirus infections have continued a steady climb in California since early April, and while the curve of new cases remains less steep than winter’s omicron variant surge, the rising spread of two contagious subvariants is still prompting concern about a fresh wave of virus cases. The California Department of Public Health on Friday reported the … Read more

LA COVID Hospitalizations Rise, Prompting Mother’s Day Warning – NBC Los Angeles

LA COVID Hospitalizations Rise, Prompting Mother's Day Warning – NBC Los Angeles

The number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals has risen by 19 people to 258, according to the latest state data out Saturday. The number of those patients being treated in intensive care was 33, down from 36 on Friday. Those numbers come one day after local health officials reported more than 3,200 … Read more

COVID rates Chicago: CDC, health experts urge caution for Mother’s Day weekend gatherings as cases rise

COVID rates Chicago: CDC, health experts urge caution for Mother's Day weekend gatherings as cases rise

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said Chicago now falls in the medium transmission risk level just ahead of Mother’s Day, warning experts of another possible surge. That’s why officials are urging people to mask up and avoid gatherings altogether if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Doctors also said … Read more

LA COVID Hospitalizations Rise, Prompting Mother’s Day Warning – NBC Los Angeles

LA COVID Hospitalizations Rise, Prompting Mother's Day Warning – NBC Los Angeles

The number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals has risen by 19 people to 258, according to the latest state data out Saturday. The number of those patients being treated in intensive care was 33, down from 36 on Friday. Those numbers come one day after local health officials reported more than 3,200 … Read more

Kentucky Derby Updates | Longshot Rich Strike pays off big

Kentucky Derby Updates |  Longshot Rich Strike pays off big

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby (all times EDT): ___ 7:35 p.m. Rich Strike, an 80-1 long shot who only entered the Kentucky Derby field on Friday as a last-minute replacement for Ethereal Road, paid off big for bettors with one of the biggest upsets in Derby … Read more

Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 7,709 new cases, 7 deaths; CDPH recommends masks in public indoor spaces

Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 7,709 new cases, 7 deaths;  CDPH recommends masks in public indoor spaces

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois reported 7,709 new COVID cases and 7 deaths Friday as the CDC said 9 Chicago-area counties have reached a “medium” risk of transmission. There have been at least 3,169,315 total COVID cases as of Friday, including at least 33,660 related deaths in the state since the pandemic began. As of Thursday … Read more