Cigna Corp. said on Aug. 26 the company would now sell health insurance plans on online marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, in three new U.S. states and 93 new counties.

“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.” This is the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) tweeted advice to Americans seeking out alternative, unapproved treatments for Covid-19.

The number of children hospitalized with Covid-19 in the United States hit a record high of more than 1,900 on Aug. 14, as hospitals across the South were stretched to capacity fighting outbreaks caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant.

The number of new Covid-19 cases climbed to a six-month high in the United States, with more than 100,000 infections reported on Aug. 5 as the Delta variant ravages Florida and other states with lower vaccination rates.

At least seven people in five U.S. states were infected with the novel coronavirus weeks before those states reported their first cases, a new government study showed.

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States fell for a fourth week in a row – dropping 17 percent in the week ended May 9 to just under 290,000 – the lowest weekly total since September, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

Alabama’s governor on March 4 extended for another month an order mandating residents to wear face masks to protect against Covid-19, breaking with Mississippi and Texas as the issue again becomes the focus of political debate.

The United States saw a 27 percent increase in new cases of COVID-19 in the week ended July 5 compared to the previous seven days, with 24 states reporting positivity test rates above the level that the World Health Organization flagged as concerning.

U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 80,000, according to a Reuters tally, as nearly all states have taken steps to relax lockdown measures.

Another wave of states prepared to ease coronavirus restrictions on U.S. commerce this week, despite health experts warning there is still too little diagnostic testing, while the White House forecast a staggering jump in the nation’s monthly jobless rate.