COVID-19/Coronavirus

These are the latest articles of the COVID-19 / Coronavirus.

  1. Virus disrupting Rio’s Carnival for first time in a century

    ...Rio’s Carnival was suspended was 1912, following the death of the foreign relations minister. The mayor of Rio, at the time Brazil’s capital, postponed by two months all licenses for the popular dance associations’...

  2. Oktoberfest may be canceled in Munich but toned down celebrations are still on

    While Munich may not see its typical large crowds, 50 of the southern German cities' beer halls and other establishments are hosting their own, smaller parties that follow guidelines on mask wearing, social distancing and other restrictions.

  3. The Latest: Britain reports highest daily cases at 6,600

    Britain has reported the highest number of coronavirus cases in a single day with 6,632 infections. Public Health England Medical Director Yvonne Doyle says the figure is a “stark warning’’ as infections rise across all age groups.

  4. Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at airport to detect infected travelers

    ...chain reaction, or PCR, coronavirus test, to check the dog's accuracy. Timo Aronkyto,, the deputy mayor of Vantaa, the capital region city where the airport is located, said the program is costing 300,000...

  5. Norman City Council requires masks at indoor house parties

    The Norman City Council voted to require that masks be worn indoors at house parties if more than 25 people are present to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the college town — a step that angry residents said would infringe on their rights.

  6. Restaurant owners sue W.Va. governor over bar closures

    Gov. Jim Justice ordered bars closed there on Sept. 2 after pictures were posted online of college students in Morgantown packing bars without masks. He defended his decision on Wednesday and said the county may soon be able to reopen further if...

  7. Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

    ...chain reaction, or PCR, coronavirus test, to check the dog’s accuracy. Timo Aronkyto,, the deputy mayor of Vantaa, the capital region city where the airport is located, said the program is costing 300,000...

  8. Yale Health opens new free coronavirus test sites in New Haven

    ...Department hotline at (203) 946-4949. The testing is free and available to all residents. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said there has been a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases across the state, but they are...

  9. Chicago puts Wisconsin on quarantine list for second time

    ...commissioner, told reporters Tuesday. Wisconsin was first added to the 14-day quarantine order in late July by Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration, before it was taken off the list in mid-August when case numbers...

  10. Pastor who prayed against mask mandate lands in ICU for COVID-19, still believes in personal choice

    ...don’t want to be told I have to wear a mask.” Van Noy encouraged his congregation to pray that the city council would not pass a mask mandate. Coronavirus cases rapidly increased in Idaho in July. On July...

  11. Coronavirus spike pushes Canadian authorities to step up powers to limit large gatherings

    ...to see our friends and family but ... we're definitely in a second wave," said Valerie Plante, the mayor of Montreal during a press conference Monday. "We want to limit the damage." Fire Chief Matthew...

  12. Europe adopts tougher virus restrictions as infections surge

    ... “The situation in Oslo is serious. This development must be stopped, and we have to do it now,” Mayor Raymond Johansen said. Police in the Spanish capital of Madrid and its surrounding towns began stopping...

  13. Anchorage projects $17M budget shortfall due to coronavirus

    ...to reroute federal coronavirus recovery funds to fill most of the gap. An ordinance proposed by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s administration would repeal part of the federal recovery funding package approved...

  14. Coronavirus-wary Bavarians kick off toned-down Oktoberfest

    ...parties that follow guidelines on mask wearing, social distancing and other restrictions. Former Mayor Christian Ude got the party started, hammering a tap into a 20 liter (5 gallon) keg — a tenth of the...

  15. Virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikes

    ...banners and placards scrawled with anti-restriction messages such as “This is now Tyranny.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned that the city may add curfews, force pubs to close earlier and ban household...

  16. Coronavirus deaths in California top 15,000

    The state has more than 785,000 confirmed cases, the most of any state in the nation. California's death toll, however, remains far below New York, which has recorded more than 33,000 fatalities. New Jersey has recorded 16,000, and Texas also just...

  17. Anti-mask rally draws large crowd at Nebraska Capitol

    ...the crowd, "Aren't you proud to live in the United States?" 'We will make Husker football work,' mayor says; Health Department likely to green light Halloween The rally boasted six speakers, including...

  18. The Latest: Italy records more than 1,600 new virus cases

    Public health officials said in their weekly monitoring report that Italy’s seven-week uptick in cases represented a “slow and progressive worsening of the outbreak.” However, it’s not as bad as in other European countries where new daily cases have...

  19. U.S. Downgrades Advisory Against Travel To Mexico, But Border Restrictions Remain For Now

    ...against the restrictions. Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz told reporters on Wednesday that he would ask the city council and Laredo health officials to discuss reopening the city’s bridges to nonessential traffic...

  20. NYC restaurants can soon add a Covid-19 surcharge to customers’ bills

    ...bills as the restaurant industry continues to hobble due to the coronavirus pandemic. The New York City Council passed a bill on Wednesday 46-2 that would allow restaurants to charge as much as 10% on customers...

  21. Wisconsin breaks own record for new COVID cases

    Wisconsin broke its own single-day record for novel coronavirus cases on Friday, reporting 2,533 new infections and surpassing the single-day record of 2,034 cases it logged a day prior ... In addition to rising case counts, the state's seven-day...

  22. The Latest: Guatemalan president tests positive for virus

    ...with them to self-isolate and inform their doctors and city health authorities. In a Facebook post, Mayor Nicolò Nicolosi said he expected “maximum cooperation to overcome the current crisis.” The town,...

  23. 'This is a big moment:' UK government cautions on virus

    ...Midlands and west Yorkshire. And in a sign that the virus is here to stay through the winter, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, cancelled the annual fireworks display on the River Thames. The latest daily...

  24. 'A slap in the face': Leaked emails from Nashville mayor's office leave bar owners furious

    ...not earlier this summer. He uncovered an email exchange between a senior staff member for Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Metro Health Department. One email says the case count for bars and restaurants...

  25. The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

    New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive...

  26. New York City reverses school opening plan. Now most students will start remotely.

    Four days before students were set to arrive at school buildings, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would again delay face-to-face instruction for nearly all students as the school system, which educates more than 1 million youths, scrambled to assuage...

  27. Covid-free communities on the U.S.-Canada border want travel restrictions eased

    ...because the activity is considered essential. Support for a travel bubble is widespread. Stewart Mayor Gina McKay said she worries about her Hyder neighbors, and whether they'll be able to adequately prepare...

  28. Hawaii to let travelers who test negative for COVID to bypass quarantine starting Oct. 15

    ...hardship facing our tourism-based community, while also preserving the safety of our residents,” Kauai Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami said in a statement. "The resort bubble program is an added tool to reopening...

  29. Charts show Bay Area’s coronavirus spikes vs. biggest hot spots of pandemic

    ...the pandemic, the coronavirus spread through Detroit’s law enforcement agencies, puzzling officials. Mayor Mike Duggan suspected then that the city’s international airport might have helped the spread, and...

  30. Parents send student to school while knowingly infected with coronavirus, mayor says

    ...despite knowing they were positive with Covid-19, according to Attleboro Public Schools and the town’s mayor. A Covid-19 positive student attended class on Monday, but the school wasn’t notified of their diagnosis...

  31. New York City Mayor Announces A Furlough Week As City Faces Shortfall

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he and other staff will take an unpaid furlough week, part of an effort to respond to billions of dollars in lost revenue and show solidarity during the COVID-19...

  32. Hospitalizations spike for COVID-19 in Missouri

    ...some residents of the county, which is about 70 miles southwest of St. Louis. Meanwhile, St. Joseph Mayor Bill McMurray signed an emergency order mandating face coverings in most indoor areas except homes....

  33. To Drive Post-COVID Economic Recovery, Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure and Technology Investments, Study Finds

    While a majority of U.S. mayors (94%) agree that their city’s economic recovery depends on containing and preventing community spread of the COVID-19 virus, investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and economic growth is the top immediate (69%)...

  34. Doubts persist as NYC’s hybrid school year is set to start

    ...remotely return to class, its an open question whether the city can pull off the hybrid learning system Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in July. Unions representing teachers and principals in the nation’s largest...

  35. Parents and teachers around the country debate heading back into the classroom

    ...health care situation. We’re one of the safest places in the country right now,” said New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio. “People are looking at the fact that our school system is coming back..and they’re...

  36. A Maine wedding is linked to the deaths of 7 people who didn’t attend

    A wedding in Maine is linked to 176 Covid-19 cases and the deaths of seven people who didn’t attend the celebration, demonstrating just how easily and quickly the virus can spread at social gatherings, public health experts say.

  37. Iowa governor won't budge on masks even as virus deaths rise

    ...Reynolds insisted the rules couldn't be enforced because she hasn't issued a statewide order. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie said he believes the mask requirement he enacted on Aug. 26 helped lead to a drop in...

  38. Italy’s initial virus hotspot back to school after 7 months

    ...towns in Lombardy and Veneto that were the first to be sealed off as coronavirus red zones. Codogno Mayor Francesco Passerini said the town of 17,000 has had virtually no new cases for months now, but authorities...

  39. CEOs shouldn’t make promises about coronavirus vaccine results before the science is ready, health experts say

    Though there have been promising developments in the race for a vaccine, public health experts warned that Americans should be skeptical of claims from companies that the United States soon will know if a Covid-19 vaccine is safe.

  40. Many Wichita bars ignoring local coronavirus curfew order

    ...compiling information on potential violations of health rules into a report for city officials to review. Mayor Brandon Whipple said it’s important for bars to comply with the curfew. “I get it that bars and their...

  41. The Latest: Missouri tops 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' coronavirus dashboard cited 1,974 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 101,134. The true number is likely much higher since many people with...

  42. El Salvador to require negative COVID test to enter country

    ...detain violators. Some of those measures have been challenged in court. Roberto d´Aubuisson, the mayor of the city of Santa Tecla, who had been trapped outside the country for months after the border and...

  43. Dover mayor gives go-ahead for Halloween, holiday events

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The mayor of Dover says the city will move forward with plans to allow Halloween trick or treating and to host an annual holiday celebration in December. The Delaware State News reports...

  44. Michigan State University students asked to self-quarantine after Covid-19 outbreak

    Health officials on Saturday asked Michigan State University students to self-quarantine immediately after parties contributed to 342 new coronavirus cases. “At least a third of new cases recently attended parties or social gatherings, and at least...

  45. Juneau suspends indoor bar service due to COVID-19 outbreak

    ...still serve people, but the seating must fulfill federal guidelines for social distancing, said Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove in an email. Bars are also still able to conduct curbside and delivery services....

  46. The Latest: Illinois reports more than 2,000 new virus cases

    The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 2,145 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 32 confirmed deaths. The new cases came as 30 of 102 counties reached two or more benchmarks that indicate the coronavirus is spreading there.

  47. The Latest: Hungary sees another record number of new cases

    ...down alcohol sales at 10 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. Bar openings won’t happen in New Orleans, where Mayor LoToya Cantrell is maintaining stricter rules. The latest plans were released on the day the number...

  48. The Latest: Istanbul imposes new coronavirus restrictions

    Istanbul’s governor has introduced new measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, banning all boating companies from hosting weddings and similar gatherings. In a statement late Friday, the governor’s office also reintroduced a ban on concerts...

  49. Gov. Edwards releases details on Phase 3 reopenings

    Gov. John Bel Edwards released details of his plan Friday to move Louisiana into Phase 3 reopening. Edwards said businesses will be allowed to reopen at 75% occupancy. "What I have decided to do is that we’re gonna have bars remain closed for on...

  50. UConn students in off-campus apartment building told to quarantine amid COVID spike

    “As of Friday, student residents of The Oaks accounted for a notable number of the positive COVID-19 tests conducted on off-campus students,” the UConn, the Town of Mansfield and Eastern Highland Health District said in a joint statement. “Those...

  51. Florida's biggest counties move toward fully reopening

    ...centers such as concert halls and theaters to open at 50% capacity with mandatory masks. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said at the press conference that not all venues will reopen immediately as they need...

  52. Mississippi mayor tests positive for COVID-19

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of Mississippi's oldest city remains under quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson was on a 14-day self-imposed quarantine after a person...

  53. Virus spikes in UK, new restrictions in Birmingham, England

    ...new confirmed cases. Amid mounting evidence of increasing transmission rates across the U.K., the mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, said tougher restrictions on household mixing in Birmingham, and...

  54. 'Astonishingly risky': COVID cases at colleges are fueling the nation's hottest outbreaks

    ...cases were expected with the return of students, but the increase remains concerning, said Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill. Oxford is both a college town and a place where people come to retire. In the past...

  55. Asia Today: India adds 96K virus cases, orders some retests

    India edged closer to recording nearly 100,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours as it ordered retesting of many people whose first results were from the less reliable rapid antigen tests being widely used. The Health Ministry on Friday also reported...

  56. 1,953 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, 28 deaths

    Illinois health officials say despite the 1,953 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 28 fatalities reported Thursday, the percentage of positive coronavirus tests is trending down, but hospitalizations are rising.

  57. Subway, bus riders face $50 fine for refusing to wear a mask

    ...Thursday. The public can also weigh in on the agency's new regulation, he said. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio had earlier urged sick commuters to stay off public transit if possible to help reduce...

  58. Kindness connection: Kansas farmers generous N95 mask donation is the gift that keeps on giving

    ...effect Recently, the town of Troy, New York sent a care package to him and his family, as well as the mayor of Troy, Kansas. “I’m completely humbled by the fact that a town of 70,000 people, approximately...

  59. The Latest: Over 750 Tennessee students, staff test positive

    Tennessee reported on Wednesday that 756 students and staff have tested positive for the coronavirus at schools across the state, with more than half the districts reporting. The Tennessee Department of Education said data on cases across all...

  60. Los Angeles backtracks on coronavirus trick-or-treat ban this Halloween

    Trick-or-treating won’t be banned in Los Angeles County anymore this Halloween but it’s still “not recommended,” health officials said. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday revised its Halloween guidance aimed at preventing...

  61. Los Angeles cancels Halloween due to COVID-19 concerns

    The LA County Department of Public Health said in a news release that it would be very difficult to maintain social distancing on porches and at front doors The guidance also bans so-called “Trunk or Treating” events from cars and gatherings or...

  62. Coronavirus updates: AstraZeneca halts vaccine trials; Trump accuses NC of politicizing pandemic; Honolulu extends stay-at-home order

    ...through checkpoints all but one day. – Jayme Deerwester Honolulu extends stay-at-home order Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Tuesday that he will extend an existing stay-at-home order for two weeks to...

  63. The Latest: India records another 89,000 new virus cases

    According to the Health Ministry, India’s total caseload on Wednesday reached 4.37 million. The ministry also reported 1,115 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities up to 73,890. India has the second-most reported cases in the world and...

  64. Las Cruces City Council unanimously approves single-time ‘extraordinary’ payment for 1st responders

    ...will be "emergency responders and critical infrastructure workers," according to the agenda. The mayor told ABC-7 that the bonus would also be granted to delivery drivers, building inspectors and other...

  65. These states require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test

    ...self-quarantine for 14 days if they are arriving from a high-risk area on nonessential travel. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said July 24 that the self-quarantine requirement would take effect the following week....

  66. Virus testing lab suspended by state after false positives

    A Boston-based coronavirus testing lab that counts dozens of nursing homes among its clients has been suspended by the state after it returned nearly 400 false positive tests, state officials say. Retests found at least 383 false positives that were...

  67. Texas universities blame off-campus parties for rising COVID-19 cases

    ...both by members of the university and by local residents, but enforcement can be difficult. “The mayor, city council, and the local police have been very cooperative and supportive, but we all recognize...

  68. Stand-off over face masks ends with couple forcibly removed from ferry, NYC police say

    ...York Post. Both were cited for disorderly conduct and violating an emergency measure issued by the mayor, police said. A representative for the NYC Ferry said the incident is under investigation, the New...

  69. Sweltering crowds throng to beaches for Labor Day weekend, despite pandemic worries

    ...associated with picnics and parties will be prohibited in order to limit large public gatherings, Mayor Harry Kim announced earlier this month. The county previously announced the closure of scenic Waipio...

  70. Virus Updates: 1K Pack San Francisco Burning Man Celebration

    ...latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: 'Reckless & Selfish': San Francisco Mayor Rails Against Burning Man Gathering San Francisco Mayor London Breed closed parking lots at a popular...

  71. Nebraska hospitals want money to recover from pandemic

    ...county increased from 6.8% in the week of Aug. 22 to about 13.4% the first week of September. Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said she's also concerned about a potential uptick in cases caused by partying...

  72. Louisiana mayor tests positive for COVID-19

    VIDALIA, La. (AP) — The mayor of a Louisiana city has tested positive for COVID-19. Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft confirmed the diagnosis on Thursday in a post on Facebook, The Natchez Democrat reported. “I...

  73. The Latest: Turkey sees highest daily death toll in months

    Health Ministry figures released Friday showed that 53 people had died in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall death toll in the country to 6,564. There were 1,610 new confirmed cases of the virus within the last 24 hours, as the number of...

  74. The Latest: Myrtle Beach, SC, extends virus mask mandate

    ...worn in public places, according to the city’s website. “This is not the time to stop our efforts,” City Manager John Pedersen said during a City Council meeting Thursday. In June and July, some coronavirus...

  75. Another Holiday Weekend, Another Coronavirus Surge? Keep An Eye On Tourist Hot Spots

    ...not Nashville’s favorite group, frankly. But fairness requires this protocol change to take place,” Mayor John Cooper said, noting the city’s dramatic reduction in new cases. This week, the city also raised...

  76. Madrid struggles with Europe's acutest 2nd wave of pandemic

    ...wearing protective masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, opens a commercial store in the Plaza Mayor, in the center of Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The Madrid region is a coronavirus hot spot,...

  77. State gets aggressive in virus control measures in 5 cities

    ...average of more than 12 new confirmed coronavirus cases a day in August, about double the July rate, Mayor Brian Arrigo said. The city's positive test rate is more than three times the state average. The...

  78. Hawaii County to close beaches, shore parks through Sept. 19

    ...will still be permitted, along with access to the ocean. Democratic Gov. David Ige approved the mayor's amended rule Wednesday, West Hawaii Today reported. The county previously announced the closure...

  79. Cuomo stands firm on indoor-dining ban in New York City

    ...state outside New York City has allowed indoor dining at half capacity since June. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had hoped the city was on track to allow indoor dining in late June when it entered...

  80. LA to furlough 15,000 workers because of virus losses

    ...employees would receive $80,000 in cash incentives as part of an early retirement buyout program. Mayor Eric Garcetti was expected to approve the measure, which aims to avoid outright layoffs. The furloughs,...

  81. Omaha extends rule requiring masks because of coronavirus

    ...continue wearing masks in public at least into October because of the coronavirus pandemic. Omaha's City Council voted Tuesday to extend its mask requirement that was set to expire later this month through...

  82. Oklahoma City mask ordinance extended until Oct. 20

    ...Oklahoma City is being extended by six weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The City Council on Tuesday extended the requirement that those 11-years-old and older wear masks while indoors...

  83. Mayor: Baltimore not ready for third phrase of reopening

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor said Wednesday that the city won't immediately follow most of the state into the third phase of its coronavirus recovery plan. “We do not want to erase the gains we’ve...

  84. Tuscaloosa mulling $400K in aid for bars hurt by pandemic

    City leaders in the home of the University of Alabama are considering $400,000 in aid to help bars that were forced to shut down because of the pandemic. Bar owners in Tuscaloosa say they are being hurt by a city order that forced them to close for...

  85. August was California’s deadliest pandemic month. How does each Bay Area county compare?

    The latest data show that statewide, 3,788 deaths occurred in August, almost double the June total of 1,912. Fatalities also jumped to a new monthly high in the Bay Area, which reported 302 deaths in August and 135 in June.

  86. New York City delays reopening of schools

    ...a few more days to prepare for students in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio made the announcement Tuesday with union leaders representing teachers, staff and administrators...

  87. The Latest: Australian hot spot extends state of emergency

    Australia’s hot spot Victoria state on Wednesday extended its state of emergency for another six months as its weekly average of new COVID-10 infections dipped to 95. The state health department reported 90 new infections and six deaths in the latest...

  88. Colleges and universities report more than 20,000 Covid-19 cases across 36 states

    Some of the most significant outbreaks have occurred at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, which reported about 900 cases in August; University of Alabama, which reported over 1,000 cases in the past two weeks; and Illinois State...

  89. 'Makes no sense': California faces backlash over its new tiered system for reopening businesses amid COVID-19

    Critics say the system doesn't take into account that some businesses can operate safely even in counties with relatively high numbers of COVID-cases. And it hits some businesses harder than others even when it appears they perform similar services.

  90. Concord requires masks in city buildings, businesses

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Concord City Council has approved a requirement for people to wear masks in city buildings and businesses such as retail stores to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The...

  91. South Florida restaurants and casinos reopen as governor vows no more COVID-19 shutdowns

    ...early July to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “This does not mean this is over by a long shot,” Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in an online news conference. “While we’re heading in the right direction, we’re...

  92. Covid-19 built a ‘northern wall’ between the US and Canada and it could stay up longer than anyone expected

    ...miss you citizens of the US, but we’re not comfortable opening the border,” Bernadette Clement, the mayor of Cornwall, Ontario, said in an interview with CNN. East to west for thousands of miles, in communities...

  93. The Latest: 900,000 in Finland download virus tracing app

    The Koronavilkku app is aimed at finding out whether a person has been exposed to the coronavirus, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said, adding that the free-of-charge application was created to help break infection chains. App users...

  94. The Latest: Philippines allows partial reopening in capital

    Fitness gyms, barber shops and internet cafes were allowed to reopen partly in the Philippine capital Tuesday as the government further eased quarantine restrictions despite the country having the most coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia.

  95. Tube mislabeling prompts request for virus retesting on Oahu

    ...birthdates were not included on the labels due to miscommunication from medical staff. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell asked U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and eTrueNorth to allow the tests since personal...

  96. Free coronavirus testing program begins in Las Vegas area

    Appointments are not required but are encouraged at three “Stop, Swab & Go” sites opening Monday at the Fiesta hotel-casino in Henderson, Texas Station hotel-casino in North Las Vegas, and Sam Boyd Stadium in southeast Las Vegas.

  97. Texas deaths from illness caused by coronavirus pass 12,500

    There are 610,354 coronavirus cases and 12,510 deaths, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The number of reported cases rose by 3,759 and the total COVID-19 deaths is up by 90 from Saturday, the department said. The department...

  98. Virus update: World cases top 25 million. See where the virus is spreading now

    The U.S. leads the count with 5.9 million cases, followed by Brazil with 3.8 million and India with 3.5 million. Global deaths from COVID-19 stand at over 842,000, with the U.S. having the highest number with 182,779, followed by Brazil with 120,262...

  99. The Latest: S. Korea sees 299 new cases as virus spikes

    South Korea has reported 299 new cases of the coronavirus as officials placed limits on dining at restaurants and closed fitness centers and after-school academies ... The 17th consecutive day of triple-digit daily increases brought the national...

  100. Over 1,000 students have tested positive for Covid-19 at University of Alabama since classes resumed

    More than 1,000 students at the University of Alabama have tested positive for Covid-19 since classes resumed on the Tuscaloosa campus less than two weeks ago, ... another 158 cases were recorded on campus over the course of the year prior to August...

  101. Bridgeport officials warn residents to guard against coronavirus, as Fairfield County ‘at risk of outbreak’

    “The data from COVIDActNow paints a broad picture of Fairfield County, and we may see the influence of Danbury’s spike in our surrounding towns in the coming days. We must take this seriously now in order to mitigate a surge in Bridgeport,” said...

  102. Anchorage restaurants, bars to resume indoor dining

    ...officials announced an updated emergency order in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz made the announcement Friday, replacing an order considered to be a four-week reset...

  103. The Latest: Detroit to honor 1,500 who died from virus

    ...have died from the coronavirus. A memorial drive at Belle Isle State Park is scheduled for Monday. Mayor Mike Duggan declared the day as Detroit Memorial Day to remember residents who didn’t have the funerals...

  104. 233 more virus cases reported at ICE facility in Arizona

    The infections are at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy, which has so far seen a total of 356 cases. No other facility reported even close to as many cases as La Palma did on Friday, with most detention centers seeing single-digit increases.

  105. The Latest: Canada extends virus restrictions on travelers

    New arrivals in Canada are required to quarantine for 14 days if they don’t show COVID-19 symptoms or isolate for 14 days if they do. “Our government is extending the existing restrictions on international travel to Canada by one month — until...

  106. Kansas sets new pandemic record for 7-day case bump

    Statewide, the number of new reported cases rose by 1,111 from Wednesday to Friday, bringing the total to 41,048. The state Department of Health and Environment also reported an additional six COVID-19-related deaths, to put the pandemic total at...

  107. Florida continues downward trend in virus cases since July

    The number of newly reported coronavirus cases grew by more than 3,800 people on Friday, down from peaks averaging nearly 12,000 cases daily in mid-July. The Florida Department of Health reported the Sunshine State having 615,806 total coronavirus...

  108. Las Cruces approves $1.4 million to help community impacted by COVID-19

    Las Cruces City Council approved $1.4 million in emergency assistance for various programs to help address the impact of COVID-19 Thursday. The money, which was approved unanimously, will come from the city’s Telshor Facility Fund, city officials...

  109. The Latest: Hawaii public schools continue at-home learning

    Most Hawaii public schools will continue at-home distancing learning through the first quarter, which ends in October. Concerns about campus safety during the coronavirus pandemic prompted education officials to postpone the start of the school year...

  110. Virus brings closings in US state, WHO warnings in Europe

    More than 800,000 people across the world have died from the virus and more than 24.2 million have contracted it, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University — figures experts say understate the true toll because of limited testing, missed mild...

  111. As Coronavirus Infections Rise, Masks In Paris Become Mandatory In All Public Places

    ...store, but when I was walking down the street, I could take it off and breathe." Philippe Goujon, the mayor of Paris' 15th arrondissement, welcomed the new measure. "Before, there were certain streets in the...

  112. Provo mayor vetoes mask mandate; override vote expected

    The mayor of Provo has rejected a proposed city ordinance mandating people wear facial coverings indoors and outdoors in public areas and at large gatherings during the pandemic. The council is expected to have the super majority vote needed to...

  113. Alabama extends mask order until Oct. 2

    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced she is extending a statewide mask order that she and health officials have credited with reducing COVID-19 cases in the state. ... she will keep in place other health orders, such as reducing occupancy in...

  114. Most of Germany imposes $59 fine for mask-wearing breaches

    Most of Germany will impose a minimum fine of 50 euros ($59) for breaching mask-wearing rules as coronavirus infections rise again, ... Officials also agreed to extend a ban on big events where social distancing and contact tracing can’t be ensured...

  115. Nashville relaxing restrictions on events, bars, party buses

    Mayor John Cooper announced Thursday that beginning on Sept. 1, venues may hold weddings, funerals and similar events at one-third capacity or 125 people, whichever is fewer. The venues are required to follow social distancing guidelines and guest...

  116. Moscow announces advanced trials for new COVID-19 vaccine

    MOSCOW (AP) — The mayor of Moscow invited residents Wednesday to join trials of a coronavirus vaccine that Russia approved for use earlier this month, in what officials described as a breakthrough on par...

  117. Hawaii says 11% of people taking COVID-19 test are positive

    ...Lt. Gov. Josh Green posted on social media. Adams noted during a news conference with Honolulu's mayor that Hawaii had previously enjoyed a 5% percent or lower positivity rate. A rate above 10% could overwhelm...

  118. California unveils coronavirus testing plan that could speed school, business reopening

    ...Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a tour of a cooling center with Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria on Aug. 18 in Sacramento. Gov. Gavin Newsom...

  119. The Latest: NCarolina St students go home because of virus

    The school’s COVID-19 dashboard says there are 111 students in quarantine in university housing, and another 1,234 in quarantine off-campus. The school moved to online classes for undergraduates on Monday.

  120. New Mexico court grapples with standoff over virus closures

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday in a legal standoff over whether the administration of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has the authority to prohibit indoor dining at restaurants as a health precaution because of the...

  121. Universities sound alarm as coronavirus cases emerge just days into classes - 530 at one campus

    More than 500 cases at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Nearly 160 at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dozens at the University of Southern California. Colleges and universities that brought students back to campus are expressing alarm...

  122. Hawaii's most populous island ramps up virus testing

    ...surge testing across the island with the goal of testing 5,000 people daily for two weeks, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Tuesday. The tests will be free and no symptoms, health insurance or doctor...

  123. Des Moines school district sues state over virus rules

    ...is Marion County, where the Knoxville school district is located. Megan Day Suhr, a member of the city council in Knoxville, said it was irresponsible for area public schools to reopen this week given the...

  124. Danbury nursing home testing ramps up as local COVID cases surge

    ...these people.” Out-of-state visitors are required to quarantine for 14 days in Connecticut. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton could not be reached for comment. Statewide, there were no new COVID-19 deaths over...

  125. Revved by Sturgis Rally, COVID-19 infections move fast, far

    ...tests available, about 850 people have signed up for tests so far, according to Danial Ainslie, the city manager. Some residents, like Eunice Peck, were not concerned about the potential for an outbreak....

  126. Florida judge blocks state requirement that public schools open for in-class education

    In his temporary injunction, 2nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge Charles Dodson said Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran "arbitrarily prioritized reopening schools statewide in August over safety, and over the advice of health experts and...

  127. Florida’s Cautionary Tale: How Gutting and Muzzling Public Health Fueled COVID Fire

    ...Some local governments have. Jacksonville adopted one in late June, and about a week later Republican Mayor Lenny Curry announced he and his family were self-quarantining because he’d been exposed to someone...

  128. Public officials move to muzzle violent outbursts by anti-maskers

    Leading public health authorities all but beg people to wear them. Local, state and federal government officials are imploring, and in two-thirds of states, mandating, citizens to don them in public. Even the most mask-averse potential "role model,"...

  129. At least 3 dozen states have reported coronavirus cases on college campuses

    ...is hiring a police detail to break up weekend parties that grow too large. In Alabama, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox tweeted a picture of a large crowd of mostly unmasked University of Alabama students,...

  130. More COVID cases linked to Maine wedding reception

    Maine state health officials said Saturday that so far, 53 cases of the virus have been traced back to the Aug. 7 reception in Millinocket. One person has died, according to a local hospital. About 65 people — more than the limit of 50 — attended the...

  131. Danbury residents on alert after 'serious' virus outbreak

    ...than 178 confirmed cases from Aug. 2-20, compared to 40 new cases in the previous two-week period. Mayor Mark Boughton told the News-Times that 44 new cases were reported on Friday alone. Acting city health...

  132. The Latest: S Korea orders nationwide pandemic restrictions

    South Korea is banning large gatherings, shutting nightspots and churches and removing fans from professional sports nationwide in an attempt to slow a resurgence of coronavirus infections.

  133. A way to travel in Hawaii? Government unveils 'resort bubble' concept to hop between islands

    The state calls the program an "enhanced movement quarantine" that each county can develop to give residents and visitors the ability to travel between islands without a 14-day quarantine. Officials had been reviewing an idea that would allow...

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