Coronavirus

  Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

  World Health Organization encourages playing video games during coronavirus pandemic

  Dog delivers groceries to Colo. neighbor self-isolating due to coronavirus

  Doctor sees son crawl for first time through glass door after coronavirus separates family

Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about coronavirus

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  ‘Off the charts’: Virus hotspots grow in middle America; Illinois infant with virus dies

3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

Google donates $800 million, provides ad grants as part of coronavirus response

Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

  Trump seeks to force GM to produce ventilators; Infections worldwide top 590,000

US government looks to continue feeding students

Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn't affect Easter baskets.

  Feds, states crack down on price gouging and hoarding of coronavirus supplies

Attorneys general at the state and federal level begin cracking down and investigating reports of price gouging and hoarding of critical supplies.

  Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.

  Apple releases COVID-19 app, opens pandemic website

Apple released a new coronavirus screening tool on Friday, along with a COVID-19 website.

Iowa professor charged in gagging death released from jail

9-year-old boy with spreads love, positivity with homemade hearts

  Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

  Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

  Boeing may get billions in coronavirus stimulus aid

  New flu cases drop; death toll tops 24K

While the number of confirmed flu cases in the United States is going down, the number of Americans seeking care for flu-like illness is increasing.

‘Baby Shark’ reworked for the coronavirus outbreak

Sorry parents, ‘Baby Shark’ is making a comeback — for a good cause.

Piper Aircraft to make ‘thousands of face shields daily’

Piper Aircraft based in Vero Beach announced Thursday they will be doing their part to help medical personnel treat patients with coronavirus.

  British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Downing St. says Johnson is self-isolating and continuing to lead the country’s response to COVID-19.

Gift of Life donates swabs to Boca Raton Hospital for coronavirus testing

Boca Raton Regional Hospital just received a vital donation in the fight against the coronavirus.

  Pants optional? Walmart has more sales of tops, not bottoms in new work-from-home era

With so many people adapting to working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, Walmart said it is seeing an interesting new trend.

Health officials start screenings at PBIA

The Florida Department of Health said Thursday screening began today at Palm Beach International Airport for all passengers arriving on flights from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Local doctors forfeit salaries so staff can still get paid

With positions being cut across the country, one practice in Palm Beach County is taking a major step to help keep its workers employed.

  Fla. couple stuck on cruise ship with dozens of sick passengers

A cruise ship is bound for South Florida with dozens of sick passengers and crew members onboard. Investigative reporter Katie LaGrone spoke to one Florida couple who is not sure if their return to land on Monday will happen.

St. Lucie County Education Foundation announces laptop drive for students

The St. Lucie County Education Foundation announced Thursday a fundraising initiative to purchase new laptops for St. Lucie Public Schools students and teachers.

Broward County issues shelter-in-place order

Broward County issued a sweeping shelter-in-place order on Thursday, urging residents not to leave their homes unless it's for "essential activities."

R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

A Thursday court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind bars put Kelly’s life at risk.

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.

  More than $35,000 of groceries tossed after woman allegedly coughed on them, saying she had coronavirus

Police said Margaret Cirko went into Gerrity’s Supermarket on Wednesday afternoon and deliberately and violently coughed and spit on food throughout the store before trying to steal a case of beer.

  A New York doctor’s story: ‘Too many people are dying alone’

While the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, it can lead to more severe illnesses, including pneumonia and death for some, like those who are older or have underlying health issues.

  Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and help separate the healthy from the sick. But some scientists have challenged their accuracy.

  This is how much money you could get from the stimulus bill

The income levels are based on tax returns for 2019. For those who have not yet filed their taxes, it will be based on 2018 returns.

Slices for Seniors: Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce helping seniors feel less lonely during coronavirus fears

A local pizza shop is working to spread a little joy during uncertain times.

  US leads world in confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and Spain’s death toll climbed to more than 4,000.

California man arrested in tout for coronavirus ‘cure’

he FBI has arrested a Southern California man who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure for the coronavirus and solicited investments in a company he said would market the medication, federal prosecutors said.

  Washington set to deliver $2.2 trillion virus rescue bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the massive $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief bill approved by the Senate will pass the House on Friday with “strong bipartisan support.”

Florida unemployment claims surge amid coronavirus restrictions

As expected, new numbers show Florida unemployment claims have skyrocketed.

Trump says feds developing new guidelines for coronavirus risk

President Trump said the new guidelines are meant to enable state and local leaders to make “decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other measures they have put in place.”

Helping parents answer kid’s questions about the coronavirus

Many of us still have questions about what's going on including our children. So we reached out to a therapist who is helping parents navigate through our new reality.

Boca Raton ‘stay home, stay safe’ order goes into effect

At 12:01 Saturday morning Boca Raton's "stay home, stay safe" emergency order goes into effect.

  Klobuchar’s husband back home after virus hospitalization

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's husband has been released from a hospital where he was being treated for low oxygen and pneumonia as a result of the coronavirus, the senator said Thursday.

On NYC’s front lines, health workers worry they will be next

At New York City-area hospitals that are on the front lines of the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the nation, hospital workers are increasingly concerned about the ravages of the illness in their own ranks.

  Boca Raton issues stay-at-home order effective Saturday

The city of Boca Raton has issued a stay-at-home emergency order effective Saturday.

  Space Force launches its 1st mission with virus precautions

The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with a leaner staff because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  A church in Italy is being used as a makeshift cemetery for up to 80 coffins

Rows of coffins can be seen next to pews in an Italian church, and it is just another sign of the toll the coronavirus pandemic has had on the European country.

  Stocks surge again after relief bill passed; indexes up 6%

Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday, putting the market on track for its first three-day rally in six weeks, even as the astonishing scale of the downturn slamming the economy because of the coronavirus becomes more apparent.

South Florida doctor dies from coronavirus

A South Florida doctor is the first medical professional in the region to die from the novel coronavirus.

  Jupiter mom throws son a “quarantine birthday parade”

Gavin's mom, Kelly, was unable to throw a birthday party because the family is participating in the coronavirus quarantine.

Task force gives virus update as feds develop new guidelines

Members of the White House’s coronavirus task force provided an update on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday afternoon.

  Puppies take over Georgia Aquarium

The Atlanta Humane Society took a pair of adorable pups named Caramel and Odie on a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium to visit their fishy friends.

  3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is doing to the economy. Filings for unemployment aid generally reflect the pace of layoffs.

Indianapolis 500 postponed for coronavirus

The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May to Aug. 23.

Texas Roadhouse CEO gives up salary for rest of year as coronavirus outbreak hurts restaurant industry

As restaurants across the country are losing business because of the coronavirus outbreak, a CEO of a popular chain has decided to stop taking a salary for the remainder of 2020.

  Coronavirus takes toll on US military as it tries to aid civilians

The coronavirus is taking a growing toll on the U.S. military, and commanders and senior officials are bracing for worse.

Jupiter family practices social distancing through photographer’s lens

A professional photographer has decided to chronicle her neighbors as they remain socially distant in their Jupiter neighborhood.

  Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota seek to restart factories

The plants would reopen in early or mid-April, restoring the largest source of cash for automakers that generally book revenue when they ship vehicles to dealerships.

Dyson founder designs new ventilator in 10 days; first ones ready in early April

Founder James Dyson designed the “CoVent” ventilator in just 10 days at the request of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

  World leaders vow to coordinate coronavirus response in video call

The unusual video call in lieu of a physical gathering comes as governments around the world stress the importance of social distancing to curb the spread of the highly infectious virus, which has prompted closures, curfews and lockdowns globally.

  Whatawedding: Florida couple gets married in front of favorite restaurant

A bride traded in her wedding gown for an orange dress Wednesday as a Florida couple got married outside their favorite restaurant -- Whataburger.

  VIDEO: Nebraska trooper learns daughter’s dance routine after coronavirus cancels competition

The daddy-daughter dance video is racking up tens of thousands of views online.

  Starbucks giving free coffee to first responders fighting coronavirus outbreak

The company says it’s giving free coffee to the doctors, nurses, hospital staff, police officers and firefighters helping to fight the virus.

  Company uses cell phone data to track social distancing

States such as Nevada, Illinois and Minnesota received “A” ratings from the website, indicating that people are obliging to social distancing measures.

  Fears for civil rights mount amid fight against coronavirus

If civil libertarians aren't yet sounding alarms, many have their hands hovering over the button.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

  FBI: Mo. man killed in confrontation was planning to bomb a hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

Timothy Wilson was reportedly upset with the government’s actions toward the spread of coronavirus and was planning a bombing at a Kansas City-area hospital that was providing critical care during the current coronavirus pandemic.

  Trump’s push to open economy could come at cost of lives

Trump has targeted a return to a semblance of normalcy for the economy by Easter Sunday, April 12.

  New York struggles with coronavirus, US deaths top 1,000

More than 423,000 people worldwide have been infected by the virus.

  Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll.

  Highlights of Congress’ economic relief plan

Partial highlights of a roughly $2 trillion package to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

School districts rushing to meet laptop needs for virtual class

School districts on the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beach County School District are working to make sure every student has access to a laptop so they can join in on their virtual lessons.

Brightline temporarily discontinues service due to coronavirus pandemic

Brightline announced Wednesday that services are temporarily suspended as of Wednesday, March 25, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

FILPANY providing ‘Grab and Go’ meals for students

The Palm Beach County School District said Wednesday their community partner, Flipany, has several sites available helping providing meals to students out of class because of the coronavirus.

Free cleaning services given to public service organizations

One company is offering a free service to underserved communities in need of protection from the coronavirus. They say protection is serious business and while hand-washing is one way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus - there’s a time to call in the experts.