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Arizona reports 385 new COVID-19 cases and 5 more deaths

Jun. 20, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 385 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths. They said the state now has recorded 889,727 known cases of the disease and 17,843 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic started more than a year...

Navajo Nation reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Jun. 20, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported six new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths. Tribal health officials released the latest numbers on Saturday. The sprawling reservation that stretches into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah...

The Latest: Delta variant behind spike of cases in Portugal

Jun. 20, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese authorities have confirmed suspicions that the new delta variant of the coronavirus is driving a spike in new cases in the Lisbon region. Portugal’s National Health Institute said Sunday that the highly infectious variant that was first...

ISU opts to encourage, but not mandate COVID-19 vaccine

Jun. 20, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University will encourage but not require COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees when they return to the western Indiana school for the upcoming academic year. ISU President Deborah Curtis announced Friday that COVID-19...

US sends Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge

Jun. 20, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. sent 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan on Sunday, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning. The shipment arrived on a China Airlines cargo plane that had left...

Florida county closes government building after COVID deaths

Jun. 19, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county shuttered its main administration building after several employees contracted COVID-19 and two people died, officials said. Employees of the Manatee County Administration Building were ordered to leave Friday afternoon while the...

As Brazil tops 500,000 deaths, protests against president

Jun. 19, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million — a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro's attempt to minimize the...

'Protected them to death': Elder-care COVID rules under fire

Jun. 19, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has dementia and is in a nursing home in Rochester, New York. They would love to have more than two people in her room at a time so that relatives can be there too. “We...

Vaccination rate for LA public safety workers below average

Jun. 19, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — COVID-19 vaccination rates for police and firefighting personnel in Los Angeles and prison employees across California are significantly lower than the state's average for other adults, raising concerns among medical ethicists and public safety leaders about whether...

Summer classes move online for some students due to COVID

Jun. 19, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Summer classes have moved online for some St. Joseph elementary and middle school students because of COVID-19 cases. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Robidoux and Pershing schools will conduct classes virtually through July 1, when summer...