Townsquare Media Victoria is dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information from the Crossroads. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice external icon for the naming of new human infectious diseases. SEE THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND STORIES BELOW:
Victoria Opens Registration for the COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist
Victoria residents are lining up to be added to the COVID-19 waitlist which is now available at victoriawaitlist.com until 4 pm today. Registration continues Monday, March 1 from 9 am to 4 pm.
ICU Nurse Shares Heartbreaking COVID-19 Conversations
Savannah, a 28-year-old traveling nurse who also goes by the name @thatICUnurse on TikTok is offering some heartbreaking but insightful behind the scene point of view.
Thousands of Texans are Not Showing up for COVID-19 Shot #2
Texas health officials are reporting a number of patients are not returning for the second of two shots in the vaccine process.
BBB Reminds Texans Not to Share Photos of Vaccine Cards Online
The information contained on your COVID-19 vaccination card could be enough to steal your identity or be used to produce fake vaccine cards.
Gov. Abbott Steps Up to Help Edinburg Family Fight COVID-19
The governor tweeted Wednesday that the Texas Department of Emergency Management had located the equipment needed to treat Calderon, and a team of Houston doctors was flown to Edinburg to assess her condition.
Corpus Christi Firefighters Bring Vaccine to Homebound Residents
Corpus Christi Firefighters administered the COVID-19 vaccine to 108 homebound senior citizens as part of the 'Save Our Seniors' program.
Budweiser Skips Super Bowl Ad For First Time in 37 Years
Budweiser joins Pepsi and Coca-Cola in the decision to sideline their popular commercials this year.