CBU reports 2 students positive for COVID-19

CBU officials announced two student-athletes, who are also roommates, tested positive.

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

  UTHSC physicians leading potential ‘game changer’ clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment in Memphis

SCSO reports 33 active COVID-19 cases among employees, detainees

  Tennessee COVID-19 deaths increase by 42, more than 1,900 cases reported

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 96,032 cases, 2,894 deaths reported by health dept.

  Best Life: Coated catheter decreases infections and clots

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  Best Life: Researchers looking at protein for potential COVID-19 cure

  Miss. sees increase in daily COVID-19 cases

  Tennessee children use art to express themselves during uncertain times

  Sorting through the symptoms: Allergies, Asthma, Flu vs. COVID-19

  UTHSC, Regional One Health collaborate for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

  SCHD says limited-service restaurants, bars that don’t follow restrictions risk losing liquor licenses

Ole Miss suspends baseball activities after positive COVID tests

Ole Miss is suspending baseball activities for several weeks.

  More than 14,000 active COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee

Health officials are reporting 835 new coronavirus cases in Tennessee, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 187,544.

  WATCH: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare gives update on COVID-19 across the state

Health officials with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare are hosting a live briefing on their overall state with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Best Life: Partial knee replacement provides pain relief with less recovery

More than 790,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States.

  Best Life: COVID-19 stress and newborn brains

Olive Branch High boys’ basketball team quarantined, school officials say

  Hispanic Heritage Month: Health care leader working to give others a second opportunity

  Bars, breweries and limited-service restaurants move quickly to reopen in Shelby County

  SCHD says no marked increase in pediatric COVID-19 cases with local school re-openings

  Collierville High School teachers push for changes to COVID-19 instructional methods

  Memphis sees decline in robberies amid coronavirus pandemic

Now six months after the pandemic started, law enforcement officials and public safety officials in Shelby County are getting a better idea of how it affected crime trends.

  Tennessee leaders say data shows COVID-19 pandemic having significant impact on student learning

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn cited recent data showing an estimated 50-percent decrease in deficiency in third-grade reading and an estimated 65-percent decrease in deficiency in third-grade math.

  Officials urge flu vaccine as flu season, pandemic brings ‘doubly challenging’ time

A statewide mask mandate remains in place through the end of September.

14th MATA employee tests positive for COVID-19

Memphis Area Transit Authority has reported its 14th COVID-19 case among its employees.

  WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19

Dr. Steve Threlkeld is co-director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis’ infectious prevention program.

  Tennessee coronavirus cases increase by more than 1,500; 14 new deaths reported

The Tennessee Department of Health has announced 1,561 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional deaths in the state.

  Best Life: Cancer care during coronavirus pandemic

Delivering care to cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a challenge.

  Best Life: Study finds acid reflux mediations could cause memory loss

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy may sometimes experience acid reflux, a burning sensation that starts in the stomach and moves up into the chest and esophagus.

Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  Tennessee reports 28 more deaths, 739 more cases Tuesday

According to TDH data, there are 15,109 active cases in the state.

  Bars, limited-service restaurants can reopen as Shelby County loosens COVID-19 restrictions

The Shelby County Health Department has announced new guidance for limited-service restaurants and bars in Shelby County allowing them to reopen.

  Best Life: Subtle signs of heart failure

Unlike a heart attack that hits fast and hard, heart failure can be a gradual process.

  Best Life: Advice for landing your dream job

Millennials change their jobs an average of four times in the decade after graduating from college. It’s the quickest way to advance in title and salary.

  Local schools turning to 14-day virtual learning ‘reset’ after COVID-19 clusters identified

Another Memphis high school announced Monday it would go virtual for two weeks as a result of multiple COVID-19 cases.

  Best Life: Tips for digital device longevity

The average American will spend over $75,000 on smartphones in their lifetime.

  More than 800 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths reported in Tennessee

Health officials have identified 895 new coronavirus cases and 15 additional deaths in Tennessee as of Monday.

MFD reports 17 employees with COVID-19, 15 others quarantined

A spokesman for the Memphis Fire Department says Fire Station 9 has six employees with COVID-19 and another four are self-quarantined because of exposure.

161 Desoto County students in quarantine; 18 COVID-19 cases among students, 6 among staff

DeSoto County Schools is reporting 161 of its students are currently in quarantine after 18 coronavirus cases were identified among students and six among staff.

  CBHS goes virtual after COVID-19 cluster confirmed on campus

The school confirms a total of six cases, including two employees and four students. CBHS says the two employee cases are related and two student cases are related.

13th MATA employee tests positive for COVID-19

The transit authority says it is closely monitoring the spread of the virus and is following guidelines set in place by the Centers for Disease Control.

  Best Life: A look at the health food halo effect

Which would you choose as the healthier choice? Yogurt or ice cream?

  The Investigators: How local universities are sharing COVID-19 data and handling cases

The WMC Action News Five Investigators also looked at what happens after a student living on campus tests positive.

More than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths reported in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Heath reports 183,514 cases with 2,218 deaths and 662 hospitalizations.

  Shelby County Health Department hosts COVID-19 testing event for the Hispanic community

Hispanics and Latinos are a growing part of Shelby County’s community, but health officials say they’re also among the most underserved populations when it comes to COVID-19 testing.

Health officials report 20 new coronavirus deaths, 942 new cases in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health announced 942 new cases and 20 more related deaths of as Saturday afternoon.

  Gov. Bill Lee visits COVID-19 testing site in Haywood Co., urges rural Tennesseans to get tested

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee traveled to Haywood County on Friday to visit a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site.

SCSO reports 34 active COVID-19 cases among employees, detainees

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported a total of 34 active cases among their employees and detainees Friday.

  Gov. says state fair allowed under current orders, ‘not classified as a social gathering’

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is discussing the latest in the state’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  More than 2,300 new COVID-19 cases, 32 additional deaths reported in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting 2,357 new COVID-19 cases statewide with an increase of 32 deaths.

2 Blytheville School District kindergarten classes quarantined

Two Blytheville Primary School kindergarten classes are being quarantined after one student tested positive for COVID-19.

  Best Life: Heart monitor smaller than a postage stamp

A cutting-edge monitor that’s smaller and thinner than a postage stamp is about to give doctors another option for monitoring your heart health.

  Best Life: Fast and accurate homegrown antibody test

Test, after test, after test, is failing to accurately test for COVID-19 antibodies. The problem? The need for fast, accurate, and available tests.

  Researchers struggling to get Black participants in COVID-19 vaccine trials

COVID-19 vaccine trials are happening all over the country, but they need more participants.

  SCHD reports highest daily COVID-19 case count in more than a month

The nearly 300 positive cases of COVID-19 reported by the Shelby County Health Department on Thursday is the highest daily total in more than a month’s time. Public health officials said they’ll be watching the numbers closely over the next few days.

  Should routine utility maintenance be done during virtual learning hours?

It takes a village, and some parents believe there are companies leaving their children behind while virtual school continues.

  Memphis father creates nonprofit in honor of his daughter who died from breast cancer

One Memphis father who lost his daughter to breast cancer is encouraging women not to wait, and to perform self-checks or schedule an appointment ASAP.

Free COVID-19 testing held for Hispanic community this weekend

The Shelby County Health Department, Latino Memphis, Catholic Church of the Ascension and Sacred Heart Catholic Church are partnering to offer free COVID-19 walk-up testing this weekend.

  Tennessee nursing homes can increase visitations in October

Beginning Oct. 1, nursing homes may allow visitors if the facility hasn’t experienced new COVID-19 cases in the previous 14 days. The state outlines outdoor and limited indoor opportunities.

  TDH reports more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases, 13 additional deaths in Tennessee

Health officials are reporting 1,053 new coronavirus cases in Tennessee, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 178,140.

U of M disputes number of positive COVID-19 cases on football team

The Shelby County Health Department confirms there are now 46 active COVID-19 cases among the Tigers' athletic programs.

  Best Life: Rehab after COVID-19

There have been 5.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. 180,000 have died.

  Best Life: Why more women are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases in the United States are in women.

  SCS releases details on athlete showcases after fall sports postponed

SCS Superintendent Joris Ray says there will be showcases and combines for junior and and senior athletes, as well as exposure to local and national coaches and scouts.

  A-State students protest for online class option

Three Arkansas State University students stood outside the Administration Building to protest for all classes to have an online option. The students are part of the “Students for an Online Option” group, which has around 40 members. They have also created an online petition that has over 130 signa

  Funeral home undergoes changes due to COVID-19

Before COVID-19, loved ones would pack into a funeral home or church with hundreds of their closest friends and relatives, but funerals look much different amid the pandemic.

  COVID-19 vaccine trial underway in Memphis as feds ready nationwide vaccine deployment plans

The federal government is laying out its plan to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine nationwide, as medical experts in Memphis advise it’s just the beginning of a very long process.

  Ole Miss students hold protest, say administration is mishandling the pandemic

A student-led protest took place at the University of Mississippi on Wednesday. The group is calling out the university for how it’s handled COVID-19 and says they could do better.

  DeSoto County Detention Center reports more COVID-19 cases among inmates

Last week, the Mississippi State Department of Heath conducted mass testing at the facility in Hernando after 11 other inmates initially tested positive for the virus.

  Tennessee coronavirus recoveries surpass 160,000; 24 new deaths reported

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,856 new coronavirus cases and 24 additional deaths Wednesday.

  Best Life: New drug controls rare cancers with gene mutation

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month; 90% of all patients are cured if it’s caught early.

  Best Life: How to stand out at the office while working from home

According to some of the latest data, about 42% of working Americans are now working from home full-time.

Christ Community Health Services offering free walk-up COVID-19 testing

If you are feeling sick you can get tested for COVID-19 for free at Christ Community Health Services this week.

Top Miss. health officials debunk COVID-19 rumors

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs is discussing the latest on COVID-19 in the state.

  SCHD monitoring Labor Day COVID-19 transmission, could lift some business restrictions

The Shelby County Health Department said Tuesday they’re looking at easing some restrictions in their latest health directive, but they want to make sure there isn’t a large uptick in virus cases tied to Labor Day first.

  University of Memphis delays plans to add in-person classes next week

In an update posted on the university’s coronavirus page, the UofM says they will keep the campus density at current levels and not add additional face-to-face classes as originally scheduled.

  Shelby Co. Health Dept. investigating 2 COVID-19 clusters at UofM; 36 cases among students, staff

During Tuesday afternoon’s COVID-19 task force briefing, the Shelby County Health Department confirmed there are 36 active COVID-19 cases on the University of Memphis campus.

  Health officials report 957 new cases, 30 new deaths in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department confirmed a case increase of 213 new COVID-19 cases since Monday morning with no additional deaths reported.

  White House’s Dr. Birx visits University of Tennessee to discuss COVID-19 response

Dr. Deborah Birx, a top member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force is paid a visit to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for a discussion on COVID-19.