The COVID-19 level for Bell County was raised to high on Thursday as a new variant is leading to an increase in new cases and hospitalizations, health officials said.
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Bell County reported two new deaths due to COVID-19 on its dashboard Monday, raising the toll to 918 as the community burden levels remain high.
Bell County’s COVID-19 threat level increased from medium to high as two new deaths were reported, raising the toll to 916.
Bell County reported two new deaths due to COVID-19 on its dashboard Tuesday, raising the toll to 914 as vaccines remain to be the best protection available against hospitalizations, experts said.
Bell County health officials reported a new death due to COVID-19, raising the toll to 912 as subvariants come into play in new cases.
A month after her critically ill husband was hospitalized with complications related to COVID-19, and doctors told her there was nothing more they could do to try and save his life, Angenet Wilkerson was driving home to Killeen from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple when she …
A spike in Bell County COVID-19 cases — 227 — has occurred in the last two weeks and has primarily affected people in their 20s, health officials said Friday.
Fort Hood’s top headquarters unit — III Corps — announced Monday that 17 soldiers under III Corps command were discharged from the Army last month for refusing to take the coronavirus vaccine.
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The World Health Organization chief says the coronavirus remains a global health emergency. It comes after a key advisory panel found the pandemic may be nearing an “inflexion point” where higher levels of immunity can lower deaths related to the virus. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the annual meeting of its executive board meeting Monday that “there is no doubt that we’re in a far better situation now” than a year ago — when the highly transmissible Omicron variant was at its peak.
Delaware Gov. John Carney has tested positive for COVID-19. The governor's office said Saturday that Carney tested positive late Friday using an at-home antigen test after experiencing mild symptoms. The 66-year-old Carney says he’s “feeling fine” and is isolating himself, and will work from home. This marks Carney’s second publicly announced bout with coronavirus in the past several months. He tested positive last May. Carney is barred by term limits from seeking reelection in 2024.
The Navajo Nation has rescinded a mask mandate that's been in effect since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. New tribal President Buu Nygren had pledged to do so while campaigning for the office. He was sworn in earlier this month. The mandate was one of the longest-standing anywhere in the U.S. It applied broadly to businesses, government offices and tourist destinations on the vast reservation, which extends into New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The change was announced late Friday evening. A public health order says masks are still required in schools, nursing homes and health care facilities.
WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci knew he was being turned into a villain of the far-right early on in the coronavirus pandemic, when President Donald Trump’s administration stopped defending him.
Thousands of Killeen Independent School District employees will not pay for increased health insurance premiums this year, but district officials say that “anomaly" won’t last forever.
Food banks see increased demand amid inflation
Killeen Independent School District Superintendent John Craft said the district is 200 classrooms short of teachers and the ongoing crisis may reach a “breaking point” if not corrected soon.
After receiving more than $134 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds, the Killeen Independent School District is changing its spending plan to include funding for capital improvement projects like new heating and air-conditioning units and flooring.
The Killeen Educators Association is asking the Killeen ISD school board to approve across-the-board pay raises for all district employees next week.
Despite debate about COVID-19 vaccinations, most parents in Bell County chose to have their children inoculated.
The teacher shortage, employee morale, STAAR test redesign, and learning loss were just a few of the topics discussed during the Killeen Independent School District’s “Team of Eight” training Tuesday.