COVID end 'is in sight,' WHO chief says

The head of the World Health Organization says the number of coronavirus deaths last week was the lowest reported number in the pandemic since March 2020. Could this be a turning point in the global outbreak?

Should you get a new COVID vaccine booster?

New COVID-19 boosters targeting today's most common omicron strains should arrive within days. The new shots offer Americans a chance to get the most up-to-date protection. Here are some things to know.

New NYC omicron subvariant wave starting?

New cases of COVID-19 have stopped falling in New York City and the growing share of infections from the BA.5 omicron subvariant could mean the start of a new wave, according to a former top health aide to City Hall.

2nd COVID vaccine booster benefits the most vulnerable

The World Health Organization — the U.N.'s health agency — said evidence is limited but is increasing that a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine would benefit health workers, people who are 60 or older, and those with weak immune systems.

BA.2.12.1: What do we know about the new omicron mutant?

A new omicron mutant that is a descendent of the earlier "stealth omicron" has quickly gained ground in the United States. It was responsible for 29% of new COVID-19 infections nationally and about 58% of new infections in the New York region.

COVID vaccine: Moderna looks to update shots for fall

Moderna hopes to offer updated COVID-19 boosters in the fall that combine the original vaccine with protection against the latest variant. Before omicron struck, Moderna began testing a shot combining the original vaccine with protection against an earlier variant named beta.

BA.2: What do we know about 'stealth omicron'?

BA.2 — the so-called stealth omicron variant — has been driving new surges in parts of Asia and Europe and is now the dominant variant in the U.S. The extra-contagious variant doesn't seem to cause more severe disease.

Omicron subvariant driving rise in NYC COVID cases

The highly contagious omicron subvariant known as B.A. 2 now makes up the majority of COVID cases in New York City, accounting for 85 percent of new infections and forcing some Broadway shows to be canceled.