Coronavirus

The CDC updated its mask guidelines

What to know about 'the highest level of protection'

Originally Published: 15 JAN 22 06:40 ET Updated: 15 JAN 22 07:19 ET By Kristen Rogers, Parija Kavilanz and Amanda Sealy, CNN (CNN) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its mask guidelines to recommend that…

111 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County Friday

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 12.64% as of Friday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 111 new cases of COIVD-19 on Friday afternoon. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Friday evening, there are: 111 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 790 currently…

FEMA administrator to announce expanded flexibility for National Guard's help

This is in response to the staffing shortages at hospitals

Originally Published: 14 JAN 22 10:24 ET By Betsy Klein, CNN (CNN) -- Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Deanne Criswell is set to announce at Friday's White House press briefing new steps from the Biden administration to help alleviate staffing…

Many hospitals halt non-urgent procedures

They rely on the National Guard as Covid-19 hospitalizations rise

Originally Published: 14 JAN 22 03:43 ET Updated: 14 JAN 22 06:10 ET By Travis Caldwell, CNN (CNN) -- As Covid-19 hospitalizations reach new highs, more states and health care systems are cutting back services that aren't urgent and relying…

136 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County Thursday

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 12.64% as of Thursday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 136 new cases of COIVD-19 on Thursday afternoon. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Thursday evening, there are: 136 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 803 currently…

Victoria Symphony concert with Jose Feliciano postponed

Tickets will still be good for March 26 show

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Symphony concert Jose Feliciano has been postponed. The concert was scheduled for Jan. 22 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center. According to a press release, three of Feliciano's band members have tested positive for COVID-19…

19 states have fewer than 15% of ICU beds left

Health care staffing shortages complicate care

Originally Published: 13 JAN 22 03:47 ET Updated: 13 JAN 22 08:51 ET By Travis Caldwell, CNN (CNN) -- As a record number of Americans are infected with Covid-19, largely due to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, some states' health…

137 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County Wednesday

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 12.78% as of Wednesday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 137 new cases of COIVD-19 on Wednesday afternoon. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Wednesday evening, there are: 137 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 828 currently…

165 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County Tuesday

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 11.48% as of Tuesday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 165 new cases of COIVD-19 on Tuesday afternoon. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Tuesday evening, there are: 165 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 877 currently…