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Tiger at Tennessee zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 30, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three tigers at a Tennessee zoo are in quarantine after one tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to a Friday news release from Zoo Knoxville. The United States Department of Agriculture’s national veterinary lab confirmed the positive test for Bashir, an...

Ambulance crew work as a patient arrives at the CHR CItadelle hospital in Liege, Belgium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Belgium has announced restrictive measures across the country in an effort to curb the fast-rising tide of COVID-19, coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Valentin Bianchi)

Partial lockdown imposed in Belgium, EU's worst-hit country

Oct. 30, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

BUIZINGEN, Belgium (AP) — Belgium has imposed a partial lockdown in a new bid to gain control of the pandemic that has hit the country worse than any other in the European Union. As COVID-19 infections continued their record rise on Friday, the government moved to restrict travel and shopping. Family...

Study: Counties without masks see more rapid spread of virus

Oct. 30, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas counties that require masks have seen about half as many new coronavirus infections as counties that don't mandate face coverings, a study has found, as cases statewide surged again to record levels. “Do Masks Matter in Kansas" produced by the Institute for Policy and...

People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop at a market ahead of Hindu festivals in  Jammu, India, Thursday, Oct.29, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus caseload surpassed 8 million on Thursday with daily infections dipping to the lowest level this week, as concerns grew over a major Hindu festival season and winter setting in. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

The Latest: India's downward trend in new cases continues

Oct. 30, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India has reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a downward trend in infections even as the country’s caseload has crossed 8 million and is only behind the U.S. The Health Ministry also reported 563 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising the overall death toll to 121,090...

Cyberattack hits Vermont network, including 6 hospitals

Oct. 29, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

A cyberattack has caused significant, ongoing computer network problems for the University of Vermont Health Network, affecting its six hospitals in Vermont and New York, officials said Thursday. The network is working with the FBI and the Vermont Department of Public Safety on the investigation, said spokesman...

A man pleads with municipal officers as he is fined for not wearing a face mask in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus caseload surpassed 8 million on Thursday with daily infections dipping to the lowest level this week, as concerns grew over a major Hindu festival season and winter setting in. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

India's coronavirus cases cross 8 million, behind US

Oct. 29, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s confirmed coronavirus caseload surpassed 8 million on Thursday with daily infections dipping to the lowest level this week, as concerns grew over a major Hindu festival season and winter setting in. India’s trajectory is moving toward the worst-hit country, the...

Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a moving bus on a street in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China says latest outbreak appears contained

Oct. 28, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northwestern China region of Xinjiang say they believe they have contained the country’s latest coronavirus outbreak. Xinjiang reported 23 new confirmed cases Thursday, all involving people who had initially tested positive but displayed no symptoms. It was the second...

West Virginia gov looking for ways to offer more virus tests

Oct. 27, 2020 4:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice wants to further expand the availability of testing for the coronavirus. Free COVID-19 testing is being conducted in 36 of West Virginia’s 55 counties through Nov. 3. Justice said Monday that he plans to meet with his virus response team to...

FILE - In this Friday Sept. 18, 2020 file photo shows Kin Lee of Alexandria, Va., wearing a pro-Trump hat and shirt as he waits in a line for early voting at Fairfax County Government Center, in Fairfax, Va. Enacting restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is more important than removing them to get the economy going, according to a majority of Virginia voters polled this month. A poll conducted by Hampton University and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 62% think the biggest priority for their community is to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, even if it hurts the economy, while 35% said removing restrictions to help the economy, even if more people get the virus, is the bigger priority. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Poll: Virginia voters say virus, not economy, most important

Oct. 26, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Enacting restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is more important than removing them to get the economy going, according to a majority of Virginia voters polled this month. The poll conducted by Hampton University and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...

New Mexico reports 828 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

Oct. 25, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A day after reporting a record number of new COVID-19 cases with 875, New Mexico health officials reported 828 more confirmed cases Sunday along with two additional deaths. The latest numbers increase the state’s totals to 41,863 cases and 967 known deaths. New Mexico...