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Gov. Doug Ducey talks about schools in Arizona and reopening for the fall semester during press conference on COVID-19 in the state at the Arizona Commerce Authority Conference Center in Phoenix on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Arizona reports 1,000 new cases, 66 more deaths

Aug. 4, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials have reported 1,008 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 66 more deaths. The state Department of Health Services says Tuesday that increased the confirmed case total to 180,505 and 3,845 deaths. Data on coronavirus hospitalizations and virus-related use of intensive care...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, July 23, 2020. There were few bare faces among rush-hour commuters in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday morning as Melbourne residents were largely complying with a new law making face coverings compulsory. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Masks now required for all of Australian state

Jul. 29, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s coronavirus hot spot of Victoria state is making mask wearing compulsory statewide after reporting a new daily high of 723 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Masks have been compulsory in the state capital of Melbourne and a neighboring semi-rural district for the past...

Standing with his son Diego Ramirez, Juan Ramirez waits for his turn to register his son for his senior year at Permian High School Monday morning July 27, 2020 at Music City Mall in Odessa Texas. Classes start Aug. 12 for ECISD in Odessa Texas, and registration is required for all students whether they are sending their kids to campus or staying at home for remote learning. (Ben Powell/Odessa American via AP)

Texas AG says schools trump health officials on class start

Jul. 28, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Local health officials in Texas do not have the authority to close schools to prevent spread of the coronavirus, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday, pushing that decision solely into the hands of school officials. Paxton issued a “legal guidance” letter on...

Boston science museum reopens; Connecticut youth cases up

Jul. 27, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus developments across New England: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Boston’s popular Museum of Science reopened Sunday to the wider public with new restrictions to prevent spread of the coronavirus. The museum, which reopened to members only earlier this week, is requiring all...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S. Korea reports 25 new coronavirus cases

Jul. 26, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 25 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing its national caseload to 14,175 infections and 299 deaths. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday said 16 of the new cases were tied to people arriving from abroad. The country in...

People wearing protective masks during the coronavirus pandemicwalk along the High Line Park, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in New York. The Highline opened today after having been closed the last few months during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mayor says NYC can perform 50,000 coronavirus tests daily

Jul. 23, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has reached its goal of performing 50,000 coronavirus tests a day, and its contact tracing effort has potentially prevented thousands of new infections, officials said Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said four new clinics operated by the urgent care company MedRite will bring...

A member of a television crew stands dressed as Hindu god Shiva as Nepalese Hindu devotees wearing masks sit after offering prayers from outside the closed gate of Pashupatinath temple during the holy month of Shrawan in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 20, 2020. The temple has been remaining closed for almost four months as part of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/NIranjan Shrestha)

The Latest: Nepal ends 120 days of coronavirus lockdown

Jul. 21, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s government has ended a lockdown 120 days after it was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus. Information Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada said the number of cases was declining in Nepal. Government and private offices would be fully functional from Wednesday and all...

1 more death, 53 more virus cases; medical offices cited

Jul. 21, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's death toll inches closer to 1,000 as one more Rhode Island resident has died and 53 more state residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the state Department of Health announced on Tuesday. The state's death toll is now 996 people, while nearly 18,000 people have...

A worker wearing a protective gear sprays disinfectant as a precaution against a new coronavirus at a theater in Sejong Center in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. South Korea’s new virus cases have bounced back Tuesday, a day after it reported its smallest daily jump in local COVID-19 transmissions in two months. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea's new virus cases bounce back after drop

Jul. 20, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea’s new virus cases have bounced back to above 40, a day after it reported its smallest daily jump in local COVID-19 transmissions in two months. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it has reported 45 additional coronavirus cases over a 24-hour...

National Zoo to reopen part time with mask requirement

Jul. 20, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo will reopen to the public later this week, with restrictions to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Smithsonian, which runs the zoo, announced Monday that the zoo will reopen with limited hours starting Friday, July 24. The National Air and Space...