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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, Rep. Lou Correa, D-Calif., questions witnesses during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on

California congressman tests positive for coronavirus

Jan. 16, 2021 11:09 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California congressman contracted the coronavirus before he could get a second dose of vaccine that would have improved his immunity. Democratic Rep. Lou Correa announced Saturday he tested positive upon returning home from Washington, D.C., prompting him to self-quarantine away...

In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers build a large centralized quarantine facility capable of holding several thousand people in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province, to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. (Yang Shiyao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

Jan. 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in Hebei province, where the government is building isolation hospitals with a total of 9,500 rooms to combat an upsurge in infections,...

Police department workers test positive after vaccine event

Jan. 16, 2021 6:52 PM EST

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Six workers at a North Carolina police department have tested positive for COVID-19 days after a vaccination event, according to local officials. Haywood County officials said Friday that six people in the Waynesville Police Department received positive test results two days after...

Visitors wear masks at a lookout point over at a COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LA County finds 1st case of more transmissible virus variant

Jan. 16, 2021 6:07 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California reported 669 COVID-19 deaths — the second-highest daily death count — on Saturday and the nation's most populous county announced it had detected its first case of a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus Public health authorities in Los Angeles County...

Additional 37 Minnesotans have died of the coronavirus

Jan. 16, 2021 5:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An additional 37 people have died due to coronavirus complications in Minnesota and there have been 1,529 new positive cases, state health officials said Saturday. Long-term care and assisted-living residents account for 22 of the new deaths, and 3,756 deaths since the start of the...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 file photo, Britain's Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II bid farewell to Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, and his wife Maria Clemencia de Santos, following their state visit, at Buckingham Palace in London. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband have received their COVID-19 vaccinations. Buckingham Palace officials said in a statement that the 94-year-old monarch and 99-year-old Prince Philip received their jabs on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, joining some 1.5 million people in Britain who have been given the first dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus. (Stefan Wermuth/Pool Photo via AP, File)

William urges public to follow queen's example and get jab

Jan. 16, 2021 5:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince William is encouraging everyone in Britain to follow the example of Queen Elizabeth II, his grandmother, in being inoculated against COVID-19 as authorities battle unsubstantiated fears about vaccine safety. The second in line to the throne spoke about the queen and her spouse, Prince...

Alaska reports 305 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Jan. 16, 2021 4:58 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man in his 80s has died from COVID-19 and another 305 confirmed infections were reported Friday, health officials in Alaska said as the state continues vaccination efforts. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services said 228 state residents and one nonresident...

Kentucky reports nearly 3,100 more COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths

Jan. 16, 2021 4:53 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported nearly 3,100 new coronavirus cases and 32 more virus-related deaths Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear said. More than 1,600 virus patients are hospitalized in Kentucky, including 408 in intensive-care units, he said. The statewide rate for positive tests was 11.74%, down...

Reno judges, staff jump the line for COVID-19 vaccinations

Jan. 16, 2021 4:45 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — City officials in Reno have criticized the Municipal Court staff after learning they may have secured vaccinations for some city personnel and their families ahead of plans outlined by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Washoe County Health District. “To those of you who were...

South Dakota sees fast vaccine delivery, faces rural test

Jan. 16, 2021 2:43 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is looking to build on one of the nation's fastest COVID-19 vaccinations rollouts so far by making vaccines available to a much larger group of people, though some health care providers are cautioning that vulnerable people in rural areas could be left behind in the rush....