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As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still see risk

Jun. 13, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — New COVID-19 cases are declining across the most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states bucking that trend have lower-than-average vaccination rates, and experts warn that relief from the pandemic could be fleeting...

Alabama won't reach White House vaccination goal

Jun. 12, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama continues to have the second lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the United States and will be far short of the White House goal of getting 70% of adults vaccinated by July 4. Alabama ranks only above Mississippi, according to numbers...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state’s stay-at-home order and its various amendments. ...

Mississippi has turned away hundreds of thousands of shots

Jun. 11, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Due to lagging demand for shots, Mississippi has not accepted new vaccine doses from the federal government for two weeks and has asked that well over three-quarters of a million doses the U.S. government set aside for the state be transferred elsewhere, officials say....

Detroit to begin vaccinations of homebound residents

Jun. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit is taking COVID-19 vaccinations to the homes of residents who are unable to travel to vaccination sites. People considered homebound or sick and shut in will be contacted to set up appointments that could start as early as Monday, the...

Idaho's COVID numbers drop, vaccination rate remains low

Jun. 09, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — State health officials say the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Idaho's continues to drop, and the vast majority of the infections are occurring in unvaccinated people. Idaho has reported fewer than 200 new cases most days this...

US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

Jun. 09, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020, and experts believe a big reason may be that many people with dangerous symptoms made the lethal mistake of staying away from the hospital for fear of...

Haiti fights large COVID-19 spike as it awaits vaccines

Jun. 09, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Ever since the pandemic began, Haiti had perplexed experts with seemingly low infection and death rates from COVID-19 despite its rickety public health system, a total lack of vaccines and a widespread disdain for safety measures like masks and distancing. ...

US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden's July 4 vax goal

Jun. 09, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. ...

Arizona sees additional 414 virus cases, 13 deaths

Jun. 08, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials reported 414 new coronavirus cases Tuesday and an additional 13 deaths as the number of virus cases in the state remain steady despite growing vaccination rates. The state Department of Health Services reported that the total...