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Officials: 657 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 12 newly confirmed deaths in Mass.

BOSTON (WGGB/WSHM) -- State officials have released new information in regards to coronavirus cases in the Bay State.  Read more

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AFC Urgent Care seeing increase in COVID cases, especially in those not vaccinated

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- COVID-19 cases are rising across the country including here in Massachusetts where one local medical center is treating more positive patients. Read more

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THE LATEST: Local hospital data on COVID-19 testing, vaccines

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Two of the area's health providers have released information as it relates to coronavirus testing. Read more

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Health officials urging vaccinations as COVID-19 variant cases rise

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The COVID-19 Delta variant is rapidly spreading throughout the United States and with the case count rapidly going up in the city of Springfield, attention turns to getting more people vaccinated. The news comes as at least one restaurant owner is feeling the crunch with employees getting sick. Read more

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Mass. COVID-19 State of Emergency to end Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The Massachusetts COVID-19 state of emergency is set to end at midnight tonight. We’re getting you answers on what will change and what may stay the same going forward. Read more

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Local immunologist discusses how close Massachusetts is to herd immunity

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- COVID-19 vaccines are still being distributed every day, but local health experts say the momentum is slowing down. Read more

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No Western Mass. communities listed as high-risk for spreading COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The Mass. Department of Public Health released its weekly COVID-19 public health report on Thursday. Read more

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US death toll from COVID-19 tops 500,000

(CNN) -- A nightmare of this magnitude seemed unfathomable just a year ago. Read more

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WATCH: Biden publicly receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in public on Monday afternoon. Read more

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson tests positive for COVID-19

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

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New US Covid-19 deaths have topped 1,000 for four straight days as infections soar

The country's fall Covid-19 surge is well underway and ramping up: Daily infection tallies are regularly setting records, officials are reporting sharp increases in hospitalized patients and daily deaths are now also climbing. Read more

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White House chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for coronavirus, according to two officials familiar with the matter, becoming the latest official in President Donald Trump's administration to become infected with the virus after a string of outbreaks in the West Wing. Read more

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Barron Trump also had COVID-19, but showed no symptoms, Melania says

President Donald Trump's youngest son Barron Trump tested positive for COVID-19 during the same time that the President and the First Lady had the illness, according to a statement from Melania Trump. Read more

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'He is one of my heroes;' Army vet thanks plasma donor after 3-week battle with COVID-19

An Army veteran from St. Louis County is grateful to be back at home after a three-week battle with COVID-19. Read more