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COVID-19

$35M more for people facing COVID-19 eviction

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu announced an additional $35 million for those facing eviction or who cannot pay their past utility bills due to the novel coronavirus while a testing effort in nursing homes statewide has caught 15 asymptomatic cases. The news came at his regular Tuesday press ...

1 new COVID-19 death, 38 new positives on Friday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced one additional death related to COVID-19 on Friday, a woman from Hillsborough County who was older than 60. The state also announced 38 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,857 cases of COVID-19 ...

French government ministers investigated over virus crisis

PARIS (AP) — A special French court ordered an investigation Friday of three current or former government ministers over their handling of the coronavirus crisis. COVID-19 patients, doctors, prison personnel, police officers and others in France filed an unprecedented 90 complaints in the ...

Trump reelection effort resumes in-person Nevada campaigning

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign in Nevada has returned to in-person campaigning after moving to an online-only operation for several months because of the coronavirus. Campaign spokesman Keith Schipper told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that door-knocking and ...

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a ...

Arizona health club complies with order as cases skyrocket

PHOENIX (AP) — One of two health club chains in Arizona that had defied a state order to shut down and faced possible legal action said Friday it had closed. Life Time Fitness informed state officials of its decision after getting a letter on Thursday threatening legal action by the ...

Pittsburgh’s spread helps drive up state COVID-19 infections

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The rising number of COVID-19 infections in the Pittsburgh area helped drive Pennsylvania's number of confirmed new cases to 667, the state Health Department said Friday. Pennsylvania's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 34 to more than 6,700 since the ...

Virus concerns grow — as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — As coronavirus-related restrictions are eased and temperatures climb, people are flocking back to the Jersey Shore. And with the July Fourth holiday weekend upon us, that's making some people nervous, particularly given the large crowds that have surfaced at some popular ...

Gyms, museums, casinos to reopen; 51 new deaths reported

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses and cultural activities that can begin welcoming back customers and visitors in Massachusetts as the state launches Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Monday. In order to open, the facilities will ...

France: Reopening strategist Castex named new prime minister

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named Jean Castex, who coordinated France's virus reopening strategy, as the country's new prime minister as the country focuses on reviving an economy hard-hit by the pandemic and months of strict lockdown. The relatively low-profile ...

English pubs are reopening — they won’t be the same

LONDON (AP) — Asking people in English pubs to keep their distance is going to be tough after they've had a few of their favorite tipples. Pub managers will have to be resourceful come Saturday when they and other parts of the hospitality industry in England open their doors to customers ...

One new positive COVID-19 test in Coos County

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Tuesday. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends. They were two men and two women from Hillsborough County, all 60 years of age and older. The state also announced 22 ...

No new COVID-19 deaths reported; Travel rules eased for some

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in months, Massachusetts reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday. The number of confirmed and probable COVID-19-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic fell from 8,095 to 8,054. Public health officials said the drop in the number of deaths ...

Spread of virus near Pittsburgh causes concern for officials

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania reported 492 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight deaths on Monday and 505 cases and three deaths on Sunday, reflecting smaller daily tallies than the two previous days as concerns about rising infections nationally has officials scrutinizing the numbers ...

19 more virus deaths in Massachusetts; five in Connecticut

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus developments in New England: __ CONNECTICUT Gov. Ned Lamont reported five new coronavirus deaths and 97 new confirmed cases on Sunday. There were a total of 46,303 cases to date and 4,316 deaths, with 103 currently hospitalized. __ MAINE State ...

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works -- and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and Chinese researchers are chasing the coronavirus ...

Gilead’s $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries. Gilead Sciences announced the price Monday for ...

Virus visitor bans renew interest in nursing home cameras

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Visitation bans at nursing homes have renewed interest in legislation that would allow families to put remote cameras inside the facilities to help see how loved ones are doing. Before the pandemic, cameras were seen as a way to identify elder abuse and neglect. But ...