Audrey Carlsen | New Hampshire Public Radio

Audrey Carlsen

Note: This story was updated at 10:30 a.m. ET Monday, Jan. 4, and will be updated periodically, as new data are released.

The federal government on Monday released an updated set of detailed hospital-level data showing the toll COVID-19 is taking on health care facilities, including how many inpatient and ICU beds are available on a weekly basis.

Updated on Jan. 7 at 9:50 p.m. ET

President-elect Joe Biden is almost finished assembling his inner circle of advisers and Cabinet officials as Inauguration Day on Jan. 20 draws closer.

Wildfires near cities have become commonplace in the Western United States, but this year the reach and intensity of the dangerous air pollution they produce has been the worst on record.

Many Americans in populous, urban areas endured smoke for longer than previous years. Some places experienced very unhealthy or hazardous air from wildfires for the first time ever recorded.

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, state and local health officials rush to try to detect and contain outbreaks before they get out of control. A key to that is testing, and despite a slow start, testing has increased around the country.

But it's still not always easy to get a test. While many things can affect access to testing, location is an important starting point.

Updated on Jan. 8 at 7:45 p.m. ET

The coronavirus pandemic for months has upended the daily work of Congress, which has seen a series of outbreaks.

Now, some are hopeful that they could stem the flow of cases with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine now available to all members of Congress.