UK detects a steady rise in Covid Cases, over 346000 people test positive in last 7 days – WION

UK detects a steady rise in Covid Cases, over 346000 people test positive in last 7 daysWION The Kent district where Covid cases are up 70% in a weekKent Online Covid infections rising again across UK – Greater Manchester’s coronavirus infection rates rise in all ten boroughs againManchester Evening News View Full coverage on … Read more

Medicare to cover up to 8 free over-the-counter coronavirus tests per month starting in spring, Biden administration says

The Biden administration, seeking to fill a frustrating gap in coverage for COVID-19 tests, Thursday announced that people with Medicare will be able to get free over-the-counter tests much more easily in the coming weeks. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Medicare will cover up to eight free tests per month, starting in … Read more

Santa Clara County marks 2 years since 1st COVID-19 case; Reviewing Test Orders – CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – As Santa Clara County marks exactly two years since their first COVID-19 case, officials noted progress in reversing the omicron rise and announced changes to health orders involving testing. On Monday, the county ordered all private health care providers to offer a COVID-19 test to patients within 24 hours of … Read more

Demand appears to be declining at COVID-19 test sites – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – It went smoothly at COVID test sites in and around Boston Wednesday night. At the Anna Cole Community Center in Jamaica Plain, it was not even three weeks ago that the heated tents went up – an attempt to screen up to 1,000 people all day from the cold. Now? It could … Read more

EU countries are preparing a shift to ‘person-based’ travel rules – POLITICO

EU countries are approaching a new approach to pandemic travel within the bloc by focusing on a traveler’s individual health risk rather than their country of departure, three EU diplomats said on Thursday. While updating the non-binding rules, travelers with a COVID certificate will not face additional test or quarantine requirements. However, countries can still … Read more

Test in Contra Costa County Nearly double pandemic peak during Omicron Surge – CBS San Francisco

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (BCN) – Contra Costa County is testing nearly twice as many people for COVID-19 as any other time during the pandemic, County Health Director Anna Roth told the Supervisory Board on Tuesday. The county administers about 15,000 tests a day. Before the most recent increase, the highest was 8,400. READ MORE: Palo … Read more

COVID Vaccine: Does having a high level of coronavirus antibody mean you do not need a booster shot?

LOS ANGELES – U.S. regulators released new guidance this week that shortens the time people who received Moderna or Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine have to wait for a booster, and that’s different from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision Friday means Moderna recipients are eligible for a booster after at least … Read more

Unauthorized COVID-19 test sites appear all over San Francisco, health officials warn – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco health authorities are warning residents about unauthorized COVID-19 test sites as demand for testing remains high amid the omicron rise. “Unauthorized COVID-19 test sites are popping up all over the city,” the city’s Department of Public Health tweeted Friday. Unauthorized COVID-19 test sites appear throughout the city. We … Read more

After the failure, Fremont schools see smoother handouts of fast COVID-19 tests – CBS San Francisco

FREMONT (KPIX 5) – Distribution of COVID-19 tests to families in the Fremont Unified School District went smoothly Thursday, after Wednesday’s event ended in frustration for many. Fremont Police were present Thursday to provide traffic control at several locations to distribute the tests, which were handed out before teaching resumes next week. Police also made … Read more

Thousands Of Cambridge Students Will Not Receive Result Of COVID Test – CBS Boston

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – The families of 3500 students in Cambridge who stood in the cold to receive a PCR test Monday learned that the majority of their results are unavailable. “The vast majority of results will not be available due to a variety of factors at the lab,” the District wrote in a press release … Read more