Wastewater Testing Shows COVID Presence Leveling Off in LA County – NBC Los Angeles

Viral analysis of material in Los Angeles County wastewater systems appears to show a general plateauing of COVID-19 in the community, health officials said, noting the analysis helps counter the…

Nearly 11K Cases, 64 Deaths Reported in Last Week – NBC Chicago

Illinois health officials reported 10,945 new COVID-19 cases over the past week, along with 64 additional deaths. The metrics mark a dramatic decline in COVID cases, becoming the lowest number…

State of Pandemic, New COVID Variants, Booster Timing – NBC Chicago

Chicago-area health experts say the pandemic is far from over as fall and winter approaches. The comments come in response to a statement from President Joe Biden, and as the…

New COVID Variants Gain Ground as BA.5 Cases Slow, CDC Says – NBC Chicago

While the omicron subvariant BA.5 has been the dominant strain of COVID in the United States for several months, there are at least four other subvariants starting to gain ground…

Booster Shot Side Effects, Long COVID Symptoms – NBC Chicago

What should you expect for side effects with the new omicron-specific booster shots? What we know so far as many begin to get the added dose of the COVID vaccine.…

Are You Still Contagious With COVID After 5 Days? Here’s What We Know – NBC Chicago

As COVID’s incubation period changes, what does that mean for isolation time and how long you are contagious? During a Facebook Live last month, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner…

Hundreds of Area Schools Post Low Vaccination Rates — Or None at All – NBC Chicago

NBC5 Investigates discovered it’s no easy task for parents to find out whether their children’s classrooms have sufficient numbers of students immunized from serious contagious diseases – despite state law…

COVID Incubation Period Has Changed and Chicago’s Top Doc Says That’s ‘Good News’ – NBC Chicago

COVID’s incubation period has changed with the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants and that’s a good thing, Chicago’s top doctor said. During her Facebook Live last week, Chicago Department of…

Chicago, Cook County at ‘Medium’ COVID-19 Risk Level for Third Week in a Row – NBC Chicago

Both the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County are at a “medium” COVID-19 community level for the third consecutive week following a drop in metrics, according to health officials.…

Who’s Eligible Now, When Omicron-Specific Shots Will Arrive, and More – NBC Chicago

After the Food and Drug Administration advised drug companies to formulate COVID-19 vaccines that would specifically target the omicron variant of the virus this summer, it appears that those shots…