Stories tagged: "COVID-19 deaths"


Beth Pardo and her daughter Zoe Ko view a burial service for Winifred Pardo via video conference, in Orefield, Pa., in April 2020. When 91-year-old Pardo died, presumably from COVID-19, her family was in other states and couldn't attend the funeral because of the coronavirus pandemic. So a Brooklyn funeral director turned to people in her own neighborhood for help. And people responded. One woman did some embroidery for the casket. Others sent over lilacs and daffodils. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
If You Lost a Family Member to COVID, You Could Get Help With Funeral Costs

Families who lost loved ones to COVID-19 can get up to $9,000 to cover funeral costs through FEMA’s Funeral Assistance program.

City residents wait in a line extending around the block to receive free at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits in Philadelphia, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
York, Scranton to Get FEMA Teams’ Help With COVID Surge

Three federal "strike teams" will arrive early next week.

Signs mark the entrances and driveways to Butler Memorial Hospital, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Butler, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
COVID Increased PA Hospitalization Deaths from Serious Medical Conditions by 25%, Doubled Costs

COVID-19 caused a significant increase in mortality rates and cost of care across Pennsylvania from October 2019 to September 2020, according to a recent report. The results only included the first wave of COVID hospitalizations and did not include the biggest wave of cases that started in late 2020.

FILE: One of Geisinger's facilities in Danville. (Shutterstock)
COVID Surge: Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania Hospital Chain Runs Out of Beds

Geisinger is running at 110% capacity across its nine hospitals — overrun with largely unvaccinated COVID-19 patients who represent a quarter to well over half of all admissions.

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Rise Among Vaccinated in PA

Over the last month, vaccinated people represented 26% of more than 135,000 new infections and nearly 5,000 hospital admissions across the state.

A student holds her mask as she listens to Gov. Tom Wolf speak at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Releases Data on ‘Breakthrough’ COVID-19 Cases

Unvaccinated people and those who have yet to be fully vaccinated had seven times the risk of contracting the virus and nearly eight times the risk of death as those offered full protection by a vaccine, according to the data.

Inside the hot zone medical staff monitor and treat sick patients infected with the Covid-19 virus at the UMASS Memorial DCU Center Field Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 13, 2021. - The field hospital currently has fifty non critical patients infected with the Covid-19 virus.  The center was set up to relieve hospitals during the surge and allow for non critical patents to free up beds at the main hospital locations.  Patients come from around the state to stay at the field hospital. (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
US Sets Another Grim Record for Most COVID-19 Deaths in One Day

Nearly 4,200 people died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, as a massive spike in infections continues to fill hospitals in the country.