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A health care worker conducts a test at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Zoo Miami last Wednesday in Miami. In response to the increasing demand for COVID-19 tests, Miami-Dade County opened two new testing sites and expanded hours at the Zoo Miami testing location.

These are the numbers health officials are watching at this point in the pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. is now averaging more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases a day. This comes after a week where new case counts shattered the previous day’s records again and again. And even those staggering numbers are probably an undercount. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,… Read More

Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Is The Worst Over? Modelers Predict A Steady Decline In COVID Cases Through March

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Americans may be able to breathe a tentative sigh of relief soon, according to researchers studying the trajectory of the pandemic. The delta surge appears to be peaking nationally, and cases and deaths will likely decline steadily now through the spring without a significant winter surge, according to a new analysis… Read More

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Ohio Valley ReSource Adds Important Measures To Ohio COVID Data Tracker

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — The Ohio Valley ReSource has expanded its COVID Data Tracker to include more measures to help you better understand the spread of coronavirus in Ohio, including the number of people hospitalized due to the virus and the amount of coronavirus testing being done. The data tracker we launched in April provided daily… Read More

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2020 Hindsight: The Ohio Valley’s Decade in Data

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The year: 2009. A Senator from Illinois named Barack Obama has just made history upon taking the presidential oath of office. The national economy is at a low point in the Great Recession. And the Pittsburgh Steelers are the first NFL team to win six Super Bowls. Ten years later, as 2019 gives way to… Read More

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Ohio Identifies Dozens of Overpayments Using New Data Tool

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has used a new data tool to identify dozens of duplicate payments made by state government offices since the start of the year. A pilot review of InnovateOhio Platform technologies found 56 erroneous payments over 22 different state agencies, boards and commissions between January and September. They totaled nearly $118,000. Republican… Read More

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Data Center Lets Kentuckians Track Higher Education System

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Council on Postsecondary Education says the public launch of a comprehensive data center will enable Kentuckians to track progress in the state’s higher education system. Officials say the CPE data center features 17 interactive tools that track campus and state progress on key metrics. The information is available at http://cpe.ky.gov/data/ They… Read More