News-Talk 1070 KHMO is dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information from across The Tri-State Area. Click here to see the latest cancellations, breaking news, and Helpful Links — On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practiceexternal icon for naming of new human infectious diseases. SEE THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND STORIES BELOW:
These Illinois & Missouri Counties Now Have The Highest COVID Rates
As COVID cases continue to increase in the Tri-State area, the CDC has broken down the highest counties in each state. Here's the results for Illinois and Missouri.
Disney Parks To Require Face Masks Again as COVID Cases Surge
See Disney's list of requirements for an acceptable face mask.
COVID Numbers Decline in Adams County
Declining COVID 19 numbers in Adams County mean changes are on the way for services available from the Adams County Health Department. June 30th is the last day of free mass testing at the heath department. You can still make an appointment for vaccination through the Adams County Health Department...
President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for COVID-19
President Trump announced that he and his wife, Melania Trump, have tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump shared the news on Twitter early Friday morning.