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Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospitals across the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records...

Asia Today: South Korea tests at hospitals, nursing homes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday began testing tens of thousands of employees of hospitals and nursing homes to prevent COVID-19...

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn't see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months...

Swiss hospital chief warns of rough ride as virus returns

GENEVA (AP) — As coronavirus sweeps across Europe, the head of the biggest hospital in Switzerland, a rich country with one of the world's...

Months into pandemic, Iran sees worst wave of virus deaths

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's capital has run out of intensive care beds as the country confronts a new surge of infections that is...

Asia Today: SKorea reports 110 cases, half in Busan hospital

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 110 new cases of the coronavirus, half of them linked to a hospital in Busan....

Wisconsin judge blocks governor’s order limiting capacity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who...

As virus surges anew, Milan hospitals under pressure again

MILAN (AP) — Coronavirus infections are surging again in the region of northern Italy where the pandemic first took hold in Europe, renewing pressure...

Tensions rise as virus cases surge in Wisconsin, Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A surge of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin and the Dakotas is forcing a scramble for hospital beds and raising...

The Latest: Seoul region remains virus hot spot for S Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has 69 new confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them in the Seoul region area where health workers are...

Wisconsin activates field hospital as COVID keeps surging

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials announced Wednesday that a field hospital will open next week at the state fairgrounds near Milwaukee as...

Asian shares gain on stimulus hopes, Trump leaving hospital

Shares advanced in on Tuesday Asia after hopes for economic aid from Washington helped Wall Street recover its losses from the initial shock of...

Trump, still infectious, back at White House — without mask

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night after leaving the military hospital where he...

Trump said to be improving but next 48 hours ‘critical’

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump went through a “very concerning” period Friday and faces a “critical” next two days in his fight...

Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus tightened its grip on the American heartland, with infections surging in the Midwest, some hospitals in Wisconsin and North...

Cyberattack hobbles major hospital chain’s US facilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer outage at a major hospital chain thrust healthcare facilities across the U.S. into chaos Monday, with treatment impeded as...

Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week...

Russia’s Navalny visited by German chancellor in hospital

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday confirmed reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in a Berlin hospital where...

French hospitals delay operations to cope with COVID surge

PARIS (AP) — Hospitals in the Paris and Marseille regions are delaying some scheduled operations to free up space for COVID-19 patients as the...

California warns flu, COVID could overwhelm hospitals

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A severe flu season this fall and winter could overwhelm California hospitals that are preparing for an uptick in COVID-19...

Inspections found nursing home lapses as COVID-19 raged

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health inspectors found safety shortcomings at 77 New York nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic, including basic infection-control violations like...

Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct

HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman...

Report: German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia

BERLIN (AP) — IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails...

Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is claiming “resounding vindication” from an independent commission's report on the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes, but some...

Doctors in hard-hit Madrid: ‘It’s like March in slow motion’

MADRID (AP) — It feels like a flashback. Pneumonia, a common acute manifestation of the COVID-19 disease, is keeping Spanish intensive care wards busy...

Navalny posts hospital photo of himself, plans Russia return

BERLIN (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday posted a picture of himself from his hospital bed in Germany where he's recuperating...

Russian opposition leader Navalny able to leave hospital bed

BERLIN (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is able to breathe on his own and briefly leave his hospital bed, his doctors said...

Indonesia’s capital under virus order, hospitals nearly full

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Main streets were less crowded as Indonesia’s capital began two weeks of social restrictions Monday to curb a rise of...

COVID beds fill up as virus pressure builds in Marseille

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — All five intensive care beds dedicated to COVID patients are in use at the Laveran Military Training Hospital in Marseille,...

Scarcity of key material squeezes medical mask manufacturing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Rachel Spray is still grieving the loss of her fellow nurse who died after being exposed to the novel coronavirus...

UN protection back for threatened Nobel-winning Congo doctor

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — For weeks, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Congolese doctor has faced death threats, leading alarmed supporters to urge the United Nations to...

Hospital: Russia’s Alexei Navalny out of coma, is responsive

BERLIN (AP) — Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's condition has improved, allowing doctors to take him out of an induced coma, the German...

Mexico downplays coronavirus cases among medical personnel

MEXICO CITY (AP) —...

Feds to ship fast COVID-19 tests to assisted living sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

Florida announces it will lift ban on nursing home visits

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) —...

Ohio State player out of hospital after weekend shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Nursing homes juggle hurricane evacuations amid virus fears

Dozens of nursing homes...

New COVID-19 mandates on health care facilities get pushback

WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening...

German hospital: Poisoning signs found in Russian dissident

BERLIN (AP) — Tests...

As more hospitals merge, California eyes stronger oversight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Comatose Russian dissident visited by wife, aide in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Alexi...

Plane carrying dissident in coma leaves Russia for Germany

OMSK, Russia (AP) —...

1 in 5 nursing homes short on PPE and staff in virus rebound

WASHINGTON (AP) — One...

Report: Nursing home cases up nearly 80% in COVID-19 rebound

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19...

The Latest: Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials...

Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Gaps in federal oversight add to virus woes at vets homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big...

Can I get a job? Wife tries it all for nursing home reunion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)...

The Latest: Hard hit Australian state sees new cases drop

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s...

States resist mask rules as Midwest virus uptick stirs alarm

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —...

Little time, big agenda when California lawmakers return

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

White House scrambles on nursing homes as COVID-19 surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing...

The Latest: Nepal ends 120 days of coronavirus lockdown

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s...

Federal Reserve expands lending program to nonprofit groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

South Africa’s virus epicenter shifts away from Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa...

Asia Today: Australian virus hot spot adds hospital beds

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) —...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

California revamps testing guidelines as virus surges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Care home refused free tests. Now, nearly everyone has virus

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Demand for robot cooks rises as kitchens combat COVID-19

HAYWARD, California (AP) —...

Judge: Women can get abortion pill without doctor visits

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP)...

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Highly rated California nursing home hit hard by coronavirus

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP)...

California ‘surge’ hospitals are costly, but how much?

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) —...

Walgreens dives into primary care with clinic expansion

Walgreens will squeeze primary...

Chief Justice Roberts recently spent a night in a hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief...

Hospitals approaching capacity as Miami closes restaurants

MIAMI (AP) — Hospitals...

During pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors face political pressure

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) —...

Arizona faces new closures as hospitals prep for virus surge

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona...

California border region agrees to backpedal on reopening

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) —...

Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)...

Most Californians live in areas with troubling virus numbers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Virus visitor bans renew interest in nursing home cameras

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) —...

As virus grows, governors rely on misleading hospital data

Governors in places seeing...

White House wins ruling on health care price disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

The battle is not over: Rising infections seen worldwide

BERLIN (AP) — Renewed...

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