Latest Coronavirus Headlines

7 In 10 Say They'll Keep Cooking At Home Even After Pandemic EndsThey say eating at home has led to more confidence in the kitchen as well as saving money, eating healthier and feeling good.
Parent Group Files Motion To Block Mask Requirement For Youth SportsA group of parents, student-athletes and coaches filed a motion in federal court Tuesday seeking a preliminary injunction to block Gov. Tim Walz's mask requirement for youth sports in Minnesota.
UnitedHealth Tops 4Q Expectations Despite Pandemic CostsUnitedHealth is reporting a fourth-quarter profit of $2.21 billion, easily beating most expectations despite costs affiliated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expert: Spring Break Travel Will Likely Lead To Wave Of COVID Variant InfectionsHealth experts say spring break is when we could see a wave of infections from the COVID-19 variant that recently arrived in Minnesota from the United Kingdom.
Wisconsin Pharmacist Charged In Attempt To Ruin COVID VaccineA Wisconsin pharmacist accused of trying to defrost and spoil dozens of vials of COVID-19 vaccine was charged Tuesday with attempted misdemeanor property damage, and prosecutors warned more serious charges could follow if tests show the doses were ruined.
State, With Support From Epidemiologist Osterholm, Requests Delay Of George Floyd TrialsThe State of Minnesota is once again requesting a delay in the trials for the former officers involved in the death of George Floyd.
MDH's Vaccine Pilot Program Sign-Up Website Overwhelmed On First DayThe state's new COVID vaccine pilot program kicked off at noon on Tuesday, and though appointments were available to anyone 65 and older, the online sign-up faltered, overwhelmed by interest.
With Demand Outpacing Supply, Schools Tasked With Who Gets 1st COVID VaccinesThe state says that education staff eligible for the pilot program vaccines can also include employees who contract through schools like bus drivers.
Wisconsinites Ages 65 And Older Next In Line For VaccineEveryone over age 65 in Wisconsin will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Monday, a group of 700,000 people that is more expansive than originally envisioned to be next in line for the shot, the state Department of Health Services said Tuesday.
COVID In Minnesota: 6 More Fatalities Reported As Death Toll Nears 6,000After young elementary school students returned to classrooms Tuesday in the state's largest district, Minnesota health officials reported 922 new cases of COVID-19 and six more deaths, bringing the state's death toll closer to 6,000.
At Minnesota's Largest District, Younger Elementary School Students Return To In-Person LearningMinnesota's largest school district began transitioning students back to in-person learning this week.
COVID In MN: Walz Announces Pilot Program To Vaccinate 65+, Educators; 'Patience’ Urged Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday a pilot program that'll launch this week to begin inoculating select educators, child care workers and Minnesotans ages 65 and older against COVID-19.
Mayo Clinic's COVID Treatments Result In Mortality Rate One-Third Of Than National AverageOf the nearly 8,000 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 and were treated at Mayo Clinic from March 1 to July 31, 897 were hospitalized, 354 in the ICU.
COVID-19 In MN: MDH Reports 12 More Deaths, 980 New Virus CasesBefore officials are expected to give an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Minnesota health officials on Monday reported 980 more virus cases and 12 more deaths.
COVID In Wisconsin: Average Daily Virus Cases Remain Mostly ConstantWisconsin health officials on Sunday confirmed 1,606 new cases of the coronavirus, out of nearly 7,000 people tested in the last day.
COVID In Minnesota: 40 More Deaths Reported As Health Officials Plan Next Steps In Vaccine RolloutAs Minnesota healthcare systems work to figure out how to keep up COVID-19 vaccine supplies, state health officials reported Sunday 1,364 new cases of the virus and 40 more deaths.
Gov. Walz, Health Officials Weighing Backup Plans For 2nd COVID Vaccine DosesThe Department of Health says with only one dose, there could be greater potential for mutations to occur in the virus.
HealthPartners Researchers To Study COVID Vaccine Impact On PregnancyA Minnesota health institute will be studying how the COVID-19 vaccine impacts pregnant women.
Record Single-Day Number Of COVID Deaths In Wisconsin -- 128DHS reported 1,937 new cases of the disease on Saturday, bringing the total of positive cases in Wisconsin to 520,188 since the pandemic began.
South Dakota Sees Quick Vaccine Delivery, But Health Experts Worry Rural Residents Could Be Left BehindSouth Dakota is looking to build on one of the nation's fastest COVID-19 vaccinations rollouts so far by making vaccines available to a much larger group of people, though some health care providers are cautioning that vulnerable people in rural areas could be left behind in the rush.
2021 Minnesota State Fair Plans UnderwayPlans for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair are underway. Organizers say they are looking for ways to continue the end-of-summer tradition.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 1,529 New Cases, 37 DeathsMinnesota health officials on Saturday reported an additional 1,529 cases of COVID and 37 deaths. So far, more than 200,000 vaccine doses have been administered state-wide.
Anoka-Hennepin Installs 'Game Changer' Filtration Systems In Schools Before Students' ReturnNext week, the largest school district in the state will return to in-person learning for some students.
Faces of COVID: Retired Teacher Bob Emary Believed In Passing On KnowledgeAn educator for nearly sixty years, Bob Emary was known in southwest Minnesota for being able to teach anything. He died in December at the age of 85 after a nearly month-long battle with COVID-19.
‘This Is Appalling’: Gov. Walz Reacts To Report On Federal Reserve Of Vaccines Being ExhaustedMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz is calling a report that the federal vaccine supply reserve has been exhausted “appalling.”
COVID In Minnesota: 33 Deaths And 1,640 Virus Cases Reported, Over 180,000 Total Vaccine Doses DistributedA day after the Minnesota Department of Health announced that hospitals can start distributing the vaccine to anyone 65 years and older, they also reported an additional 1,640 cases of COVID and 33 deaths.
COVID (MN): MDH Says Providers Can Now Offer Vaccine Doses To Broader Group, Including Those 65 Years Of Age And OlderThe Minnesota Department of Health is informing hospitals, health care systems and other vaccination partners that they can now provide the COVID-19 vaccine to a broader group of Minnesotans, including those 65 years of age and older.
Increased Screen Time During COVID Causing Eye IssuesIf it seems like your vision has gotten worse these past few months, there's a good chance it has.
For Some, Post-COVID Recovery Takes Months And Months Of TherapyHennepin Healthcare Occupational Therapist Courtney Mitchell says some post-COVID patients can face recoveries similar to brain injury patients.

Latest Health Headlines from CBS News

Doubling up on masks could help keep COVID away, research showsIt creates more of an "obstacle course" for particles to make their way through into the body, research shows.
Study shows U.K. COVID variant unlikely to "escape" Pfizer vaccineNew research expands on earlier lab tests, providing further evidence that the widely used vaccine should prove effective against an infectious new strain.
U.S. races to distribute vaccine as new COVID-19 strains spreadAs the U.S marks the deaths of more than 400,000 Americans from COVID-19, mutations of the virus are rapidly popping up across the country. So far, vaccines seem to be effective against the new variants. David Begnaud reports.
New COVID strain in Los Angeles could be driving virus surgeThe study, which has not been peer-reviewed, found that more than a third of recent COVID-19 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles were infected with the new strain.
New York City may run out of COVID vaccine Thursday, mayor saysThe city's vaccination rate has outpaced the supply provided by the federal government.
U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 400,000Just over a month has passed since America's death toll hit 300,000, and health experts expect COVID-19 to kill half a million people in the U.S. by sometime in February.
U.K. COVID variant detected across U.S. as nation races to distribute vaccineHealth officials are trying to stay ahead of the virus by vaccinating as many people as possible — but it hasn't been easy.
Dr. Rachel Levine to make history with nominationDr. Levine is currently leading Pennsylvania's public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Death index: Top 59 ways Americans dieThese are the most common causes of death in the U.S., according to the CDC.
Cuomo: Vaccine rollout depends on how fast hospitals use up dosesThe New York governor has pushed for the federal government to make more doses of the vaccine available.
Doctors locked out from Houston hospital, treat patients in parking lotThe locks on Heights Hospital were changed overnight. A notice from a lawyer cited more than $1 million in back rent.
Dire shortage of convalescent plasma as COVID-19 cases surge"We need as many of our recovered COVID-19 patients as possible to roll up their sleeves," American Red Cross warns.
U.S. works to speed up vaccinations as coronavirus deaths near 400,000New vaccination centers are popping up as states try to get the COVID-19 vaccine to underserved communities. One Michigan doctor is doing what he can to help. Lead national correspondent David Begnaud is driving hundreds of miles twice a week to personally deliver COVID-19 vaccines to clinics.
Dr. Ashish Jha on new COVID-19 strains, Biden administration vaccine promiseAs the United States nears 400,000 COVID-19 deaths, Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of Brown University School of Public Health, joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss the incoming Biden administration's promises on vaccine distribution, and the impact of the new strains of the virus being discovered around the world.
Youth COVID-19 rates increase, hospitalizations up nationallyAs youth coronavirus cases continue to rise around the United States, a dangerous inflammatory condition is developing in children. "CBS This Morning" spoke with one Texas family, whose 8-year-old son was nearly killed by it. Mireya Villarreal reports.
Many health care workers refuse to get COVID-19 vaccines"We have a lot more work to do to get health care workers to take the vaccine," one expert said of worker resistance to shots.
Joe Biden's "Day One" actions and his promises for his first 100 daysIn speeches, interviews, and in at least 49 published plans released during his presidential campaign, Biden talked about the actions he'd take in the earliest days of his administration.
Trump lifts COVID-19 travel restrictions, Biden to block changesBiden spokeswoman Jen Psaki tweeted​ Monday that the new administration does not intend to lift the travel conditions on January 26.
U.S. expected to hit 500,000 COVID-19 deaths by February, CDC warnsThe grim news comes as Los Angeles is battling a more contagious variant of the virus. California leads the world in coronavirus cases, with over 3 million residents infected.
California battling COVID variant as cases surgeCalifornia leads the world in coronavirus cases with over 3 million residents infected. There is a concern over a new virus variant spreading throughout the state. Jamie Yuccas reports.