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Stay up to date with the latest coronavirus news and updates. The interactive COVID-19 map below is provided by Johns Hopkins University and tracks the spread of the coronavirus worldwide. To use the map, click on and drag your mouse across the map to bring your country into view. Clicking on the red areas will bring up confirmed cases and fatalities in those areas.

COVID-19 variants given Greek alphabet names by WHO

The World Health Organization utilized the Greek alphabet to provide a new naming system for COVID-19 variants. On Monday, the World Health Organization released an...

COVID-19 variants: Suspected hybrid of India, UK strains detected in Vietnam

The World Health Organization has identified four COVID-19 variants of global concern. Vietnam met success in containing the coronavirus last year. But, as the number...

COVID-19: The latest in numbers across the globe

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting over 200 countries and territories across the globe. More than a year has passed since the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting...

Stimulus Check update: 1.8 million checks are on the way

The Internal Revenue Service continues to distribute the third stimulus check, with another 1.8 million payments now "en route." Millions of Americans have already received...

Melbourne enters lockdown to combat ‘fast-spreading’ COVID-19 outbreak

Reports said that the outbreak in Melbourne involved the B.1.617 variant, which is a "highly contagious strain." The second wave of COVID-19 hit Victoria last...

Are COVID-19 vaccine booster shots needed? It’s likely a ‘yes’

There is no medical consensus yet as to whether the public will need COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. But, it will likely be soon necessary. The...

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