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445 new cases, 121 people hospitalized with COVID-19 Monday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 445 new positive test results for COVID-19 Monday and no new deaths, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 3.7%. Today’s results include 316 people who tested positive by PCR test and 129 who tested positive by ...

Virus outbreak delays production at world’s top glove maker

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest maker of rubber gloves, said Tuesday it expects a two-to-four-week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus, raising the possibility of supply disruptions ...

Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response

In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it. "No one is going to tell me what I can or not do in my own home," said Chestnut, 60, of Shippensburg. ...

For holiday travel, England uses tests to reduce quarantines

LONDON (AP) — In a boost to holiday travel that will be cheered by families and businesses, the British government has laid out a plan to reduce England's 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers from destinations not deemed safe to as little as five days if they test negative for ...

Spain’s mortuary workers endure the daily march of death

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — When Marina Gómez and her fellow mortuary worker enter a room at a nursing home to remove the body of a COVID-19 victim, they work methodically and in silence. They disinfect the mouth, nose and eyes to reduce the risk of contamination. They wrap the body in the bed ...

NH COVID-19 hospitalizations increase 60% in nine days

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 322 new positive test results for COVID-19 Sunday and four deaths. They include two men from Belknap County, one man from Sullivan County and a woman from Coos County, all over age 60. The state no longer reports the ...

Jury duty? No thanks, say many, forcing trials to be delayed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook's home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing it on to his father-in-law, a cancer survivor with diabetes in his mid-70s who is at higher risk of developing serious complications from ...

US Rhodes Scholars chosen virtually for the 1st time

The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, though that didn't extinguish enthusiasm among the 32 students who won scholarships to Oxford University. The Rhodes Trust announced the winners early ...

Virus News: G-20 leaders vow to make vaccines available

Here's what's happening on Sunday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. and around the world: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY —Leaders of the world's most powerful nations vowed to ensure affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines as they wrapped up a Group of 20 summit. The two-day meeting, ...

Inequality ‘baked into’ virus testing access as cases surge

The day after Amanda Serulneck found out she might have been exposed to COVID-19, she visited a rapid testing center in New Jersey but was turned away because they ran out of tests. She returned at 7 a.m. the next day. After waiting for an hour, officials said they had run out again. On her ...

Virus News: Another case record, positive news on vaccine

Here is what's happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY The development of a vaccine took another step forward Friday when Pfizer asked U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine. It's a required step and critical milestone ...

Study: Motorcycle rally sparked COVID-19 cases in next state

NEW YORK (AP) — When nearly a half-million motorcycle enthusiasts gathered in South Dakota this summer, health experts worried the gathering would ignite new outbreaks of coronavirus cases. It did, according to a report Friday that looked at cases in neighboring Minnesota. About ...

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday shuttered businesses and curtailed travel between its major cities, including the capital of Tehran, as it grapples with the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in the Mideast region. Top Iranian officials initially downplayed the risks posed by the virus ...

Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed

HONG KONG (AP) — Singapore and Hong Kong on Saturday postponed the start of an air travel bubble meant to boost tourism for both cities, amid a spike in coronavirus infections in Hong Kong. The travel bubble, originally slated to begin Sunday, will be delayed by at least two weeks, Hong ...

The show goes on at Madrid´s opera house despite pandemic

MADRID (AP) — No one performing onstage in Spain's Teatro Real opera house is masked, and that alone looks odd these days amid a pandemic. And that's even before the second act scene in Antonín Dvořák's "Rusalka" — about a water nymph who falls in love with a mortal — in which cast ...

Health experts clash over use of certain drugs for COVID-19

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live. On Friday, a World Health Organization guidelines panel advised against using the antiviral remdesivir for hospitalized ...

Hong Kong to close more schools to fight virus

HONG KONG — Hong Kong has suspended in-person classes for lower primary school students after the city's top health official said the coronavirus situation in the territory was rapidly deteriorating. Classes for primary 1 to 3 students will be suspended for two weeks from Monday. The ...

In multiple countries, alarm over hunger crisis rings louder

ABS, Yemen (AP) — The twin baby boys lay on a bed of woven palm leaves in a remote camp for displaced people in Yemen's north, their collar bones and ribs visible. They cried loudly, twisting as if in pain, not from disease but from the hunger gnawing away at them. Here, U.N. officials' ...

India’s total number of coronavirus cases crosses 9 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday. Nevertheless the country's new daily cases have seen a steady decline for weeks now and the total number of cases represents 0.6% of India's 1.3 billion population. The Health ...

Mexico tops 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, 4th country to do so

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so amid concerns about the lingering physical and psychological scars on survivors. José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Mexico's director of epidemiology, announced late Thursday that Mexico ...