Bell County’s public health emergency declaration for COVID-19 ended Thursday.
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The COVID-19 level for Bell County was raised to high on Thursday as a new variant is leading to an increase in new cases and hospitalizations, health officials said.
The Bell County Public Health District on Tuesday lowered the COVID-19 community burden level to low as local cases continue to drop.
No new clients are being accepted at the Friends in Crisis Homeless Shelter in north Killeen — at least for now. Shelter officials confirmed Tuesday there are four cases of the coronavirus, prompting a lock down.
Bell County reported four new deaths due to COVID-19 on its dashboard Tuesday, raising the toll to 922 as the total reported cases exceeded 50,000.
Bell County reported two new deaths due to COVID-19 on its dashboard Monday, raising the toll to 918 as the community burden levels remain high.
Bell County’s COVID-19 threat level increased from medium to high as two new deaths were reported, raising the toll to 916.
The Bell County Public Health District announced Thursday that the community level of COVID-19 has been raised from "Low to Medium."
Bell County reported two new deaths due to COVID-19 on its dashboard Tuesday, raising the toll to 914 as vaccines remain to be the best protection available against hospitalizations, experts said.
Bell County health officials reported a new death due to COVID-19, raising the toll to 912 as subvariants come into play in new cases.
A month after her critically ill husband was hospitalized with complications related to COVID-19, and doctors told her there was nothing more they could do to try and save his life, Angenet Wilkerson was driving home to Killeen from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple when she …
A spike in Bell County COVID-19 cases — 227 — has occurred in the last two weeks and has primarily affected people in their 20s, health officials said Friday.
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GENEVA — Deaths from COVID-19 robbed people worldwide of an estimated 336.8 million years of life, according to new calculations from the World Health Organization that attempt to demonstrate the true extent of the pandemic.
The number of people in the U.K. not working because of long-term sickness has risen to a record high, partly because of ongoing health problems related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that 2.55 million people were not able to work in the three months to March, which is over 6% of the country’s working population. That was up nearly 100,000 on the previous quarter. The agency said the pandemic is likely to be one of the main causes of much of the increase in the number of long-term sick over the past three years or so, including those suffering from long COVID symptoms such as post-viral fatigue.
New data highlights Killeen and Harker Heights’ most accident-prone roadways.
Thousands of Killeen Independent School District employees will not pay for increased health insurance premiums this year, but district officials say that “anomaly" won’t last forever.
Food banks see increased demand amid inflation
Killeen Independent School District Superintendent John Craft said the district is 200 classrooms short of teachers and the ongoing crisis may reach a “breaking point” if not corrected soon.
After receiving more than $134 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds, the Killeen Independent School District is changing its spending plan to include funding for capital improvement projects like new heating and air-conditioning units and flooring.
The Killeen Educators Association is asking the Killeen ISD school board to approve across-the-board pay raises for all district employees next week.
Despite debate about COVID-19 vaccinations, most parents in Bell County chose to have their children inoculated.
The teacher shortage, employee morale, STAAR test redesign, and learning loss were just a few of the topics discussed during the Killeen Independent School District’s “Team of Eight” training Tuesday.
The Killeen Independent School District confirmed the death of elementary school teacher Alexandra Chandler on Monday.
Heading into the 88th Legislature in January 2023, the state of Texas is expected to have a surplus of around $12 billion. That is a figure Texas Speaker of the House, Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, gave to a group of around 70 business leaders in Killeen on Tuesday.