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Ohio has had 1,120,922 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 23.

According to the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 virus cannot be spread through mosquito bites. 

The state's COVID-19 case rate increased for the second week in a row, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 22. 

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Thursday called upon hundreds of thousands of citizens who have not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus to get the shot. His appeal came as new infections climbed precipitously in recent weeks.

Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the shots are doing exactly what they are supposed to: dramatically reducing severe illness and death.

The current Miss Universe, Mexico’s Andrea Meza, will crown her successor at the end of the pageant.

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Ohio has had 1,119,298 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 21.

Research from the Hebrew University points to some promising channel blockers that could be studied as antiviral treatments for SARS-CoV-2.

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Ohio has had 1,118,513 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 20.

Ohio has had 1,117,769 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 19.

Ohio schools will soon be barred from mandating that students be vaccinated against COVID-19. A Republican state lawmaker wants to also prohibit schools from mandating students and others wear face masks.

Ohio has had 1,117,109 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 18.

The plan, which has yet to be approved by the coronavirus cabinet, is set to take effect on July 21 • “If we do not do this, there will be unauthorized weddings without oversight,” says Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

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Ohio has had 1,116,322 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 16.

COLUMBUS — Cleveland State University said Thursday it will continue to require that students living on campus be vaccinated against the coronavirus despite a new law prohibiting public schools and colleges in Ohio from mandating the vaccine.

As the COVID-19 curve in the U.S. continues to trend upward after months of decline, Ohio's statewide average for COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population is also on the rise.

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COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes for a return to normal life.

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COLUMBUS — Public schools and colleges in Ohio would be prohibited from requiring individuals to receive vaccines not granted full approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, under a bill targeting coronavirus vaccinations signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine.

As the U.S. sees a rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, Ohio again exceeds its three-week average of new COVID-19 cases.

Under the new plan, those required to enter isolation will now be able to exit after the seventh day, conditional on a negative PCR test.

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Ohio has had 1,114,835 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 13.

Israel’s health providers begin giving immunocompromised adults a third dose of the vaccine.

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AIPAC president Betsy Berns Korn announced the decision in a letter, writing that the top priority was the health and safety of attendees.

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Ohio has had 1,114,491 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 12.

“With this agreement, we will be able to complete the development of the vaccine and enable Israel to produce vaccines independently,” said Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

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Ohio has had 1,114,267 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 11.

Ohio has had 1,113,737 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 9.

Yes, Quentin Tarantino is learning Hebrew — at the same speed as his toddler.

Ohio has had 1,113,383 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported July 8.

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Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland announced July 8 its plans to partner with local synagogues and organizations to administer a series of free COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone ages 12 and up.

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