Are COVID symptoms changing with new variants? Chicago’s Best Doctor Explains – NBC Chicago

Are COVID symptoms changing with newer omicron subvariants now spreading across the US? According to Chicago’s top physician, the answer remains unclear. Arwady noted that milder cases of the virus can make determining symptoms more challenging. “We’re seeing a lot of COVID that is generally quite mild,” she said, although she added that some early … Read more

Kingston, On. COVID Assessment Center Reduces Hours for Summer – Kingston

Kingston Health Sciences Center is reducing the opening hours of the Beechgrove COVID-19 Assessment Center during the summer months. From July 1st, the center will be closed on weekends and official holidays. Opening hours are now Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm The hospital says the move allows the assessment center to continue … Read more

Ottawa’s move to stop random COVID-19 testing ‘welcome news’ for Canada’s airports

Ottawa’s decision to temporarily pause random COVID-19 testing for inbound international travelers at airports could provide much-needed relief to Canadians who have been experiencing delays and prolonged waiting times for weeks. Many of Canada’s airports have welcomed the news that came shortly after the US dropped testing requirements for international tourists. See More information: Ottawa … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: Ontartio hospital total drops sharply; North Korea moves to ease restrictions amid doubts over COVID counts

The most recently coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories, if available. 11:38 am: The number of COVID patients in hospital in Ontario dropped sharply on Sunday, decreasing from 222 to 643, although not all hospitals send data over weekends. … Read more

Biden administration makes eight more free COVID tests available to families in the US – CBS Tampa

WASHINGTON, Dc (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The Biden administration is opening CovidTest.gov to a third round of U.S. domestic orders, reiterating its calls for Congress to act on additional Covid-response funding. U.S. families can now order “another eight free home tests on COVIDTests.gov – bringing the total number of free tests available … Read more

Ontario reports 1,345 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 165 people in ICU

Ontario is reporting 165 people in the ICU due to COVID-19 and 1,345 in the hospital testing positive for COVID-19, according to its latest report released Tuesday morning. Of those hospitalized, 38.5% were hospitalized for COVID-19 and 61.5% were hospitalized for other reasons but have since tested positive. For ICU numbers, 66.4% were hospitalized for … Read more

Where to find free rapid PCR COVID tests near you – NBC Chicago

COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Illinois, with the state now averaging more than 6,000 new probable and confirmed COVID-19 cases per day. It’s the first time in more than three months that Illinois has seen the daily rate so high. The good news is that COVID testing in Chicago and Illinois remains … Read more

Long-term care measures at home are cruel

One of the most pernicious hangovers from Covid is an unwarranted aversion to risk. The virus continues to circulate, but vaccination and acquired immunity from the infection have greatly reduced its ability to cause serious illness or death. Hysterical predictions that lifting the last remaining legal restrictions would result in a public health disaster turned … Read more

Ontario’s COVID ICU cases continue to rise

Ontario is reporting 207 people in the ICU due to COVID-19 and 1,626 in the hospital testing positive for COVID-19, according to its latest report released Thursday morning. Of those hospitalized, 45% were hospitalized for COVID-19 and 55% were hospitalized for other reasons but have since tested positive. For ICU numbers, 61% were hospitalized for … Read more