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Over 10,000 Washingtonians have died from COVID-19

Jan. 07, 2022 22:51 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials reported Friday that more than 10,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Washington state. The state Department of Health confirmed in its daily update of virus trends that there have been 10,004 COVID-19 deaths, along with 931,071 infections and...

Some say politics at play in Djokovic detention in Australia

Jan. 07, 2022 10:49 AM EST

On the tennis court, Novak Djokovic’s timing is perfect. But when the No. 1 player boarded a plane for Australia to play the first Grand Slam of the year with a COVID-19 vaccine exemption, his timing hardly could have been worse. While he was in the air, the game apparently shifted...

Bulgarian sees its population decline by 11.5% in a decade

Jan. 07, 2022 06:41 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s population has declined by 11.5% in the past decade, according to first results from the 2021 census. The National Statistical Institute said that the nation has shrunk by 844,000 people, from some 7.3 million in 2011 to 6.5 million today. ...

South Carolina sees drop in infant mortality numbers

Jan. 06, 2022 10:48 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's infant mortality rate dropped between 2019 and 2020, but the rate of babies dying before their first birthday is likely still above the national average. Of the 55,713 babies born in South Carolina in 2020, 364 died within their first year of...

Some schools teaching online, requiring masks as cases surge

Jan. 03, 2022 19:57 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With Alabama hospitals treating more COVID-19 patients daily and the positivity rate for coronavirus tests exceeding 35% statewide, some state school systems are returning to online learning or implementing mask restrictions to avoid classroom outbreaks. In...

Analysis: Death rates higher in less vaccinated counties

Jan. 03, 2022 09:23 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Deaths rates in Maine from COVID-19 are three times higher in the state’s less-vaccinated counties compared to counties that are heavily vaccinated, a newspaper reports. The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram analysis compared highly vaccinated...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 25, 2021 17:38 PM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus. December 22, 2021. Editorial: Dying to know There are around 7.75 billion people on Earth. There are about 330 million people in the United States. And there are around 623,000 Vermonters. There are more of us human beings....

New Mexico urges caution for holidays amid virus threat

Dec. 22, 2021 18:25 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials on Wednesday warned that COVID-19 transmission rates remain high across the state and they urged people to be cautious over the holiday weekend, acknowledging that the public will need to learn to live with the virus and take action to reduce...

Virus hospitalizations, school cases increasing in Alabama

Dec. 21, 2021 16:12 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — COVID-19 numbers are again headed in the wrong direction in Alabama, with hospitalizations up more than 50% from a month ago and school cases climbing in the state with the nation's second-highest death rate during the pandemic. Although the state's health...

Alabama sees slight decline in infant mortality

Dec. 19, 2021 11:49 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has tied its lowest infant mortality rate, matching a mark set in 2018, but remained significantly above the national rate for babies dying before their first birthday. Alabama's infant mortality rate was 7.0 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2020,...