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California may prioritize age above all for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 24, 2021 5:56 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Advocates for farmworkers, teachers, grocery store clerks and other essential workers are worried they will have to wait until this summer to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as California considers giving priority to older residents. State officials said the move makes sense...

Hawaii reports decline in December hotel occupancy rate

Jan. 24, 2021 11:24 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has reported its hotel occupancy rates have declined by more than half in December compared to the same time in 2019, although the rates have gradually increased in recent months. Hawaii Tourism Authority data shows that 23.9% of hotel rooms in the state were full last month as a...

FILE - This Jan. 12, 2021, file photo provided by the LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner shows National Guard members assisting with processing COVID-19 deaths and placing them into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles in Los Angeles. More than 500 people are dying each day in California because of the coronavirus. The death toll has prompted state officials to send more refrigerated trailers to local governments to act as makeshift morgues. State officials said Friday they have helped distribute 98 refrigerated trailers to help county coroners store dead bodies. California reported 669 COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest daily death count, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 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 confirmed its first case of the variant of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom. It was iden

Rate of new virus infections falling, but deaths remain high

Jan. 23, 2021 3:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are dropping across California, but health officials warn those trends are tempered by very high death rates. The state reported 593 deaths on Saturday, a day after recording a one-day record of 764, according to the...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, several tents are set up so people who have registered can get their COVID-19 vaccinations as they drive-thru the parking lot of the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped slightly in the last few weeks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona COVID-19 hospitalizations down as deaths reach 12K

Jan. 22, 2021 6:50 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country, health officials said Friday. The number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped slightly in the last few weeks, according to Dr....

Dr. Angel Temponi, left, administers the second dose of the Moderna vaccine to Dr. Barton Bernstein Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

Jan. 22, 2021 6:26 PM EST

PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped...

Walgreens pharmacist Stephanie Rosado, left, administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shot to Peter Murdakes, a housing board member at the AHEPA apartments in Merrillville, on Monday./The Times via AP)

Indiana COVID-19 deaths and cases down since December peak

Jan. 22, 2021 4:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s rates of COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations and infection have reached their lowest levels in more than two months, and the governor is considering rolling back restrictions on crowd sizes. The state health department’s daily update on Friday reported 49 more...

FILE - This Jan. 12, 2021, file photo provided by the LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner shows National Guard members assisting with processing COVID-19 deaths and placing them into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles in Los Angeles. More than 500 people are dying each day in California because of the coronavirus. The death toll has prompted state officials to send more refrigerated trailers to local governments to act as makeshift morgues. State officials said Friday they have helped distribute 98 refrigerated trailers to help county coroners store dead bodies. California reported 669 COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest daily death count, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 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 confirmed its first case of the variant of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom. It was iden

California reports record daily COVID-19 death toll of 764

Jan. 22, 2021 3:04 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reported a one-day record of 764 COVID-19 deaths on Friday but the rate of new infections is falling. The deaths reported by the California Department of Public Health top the previous mark of 708 set on Jan. 8. In the last two days California has recorded 1,335 deaths...

California reports daily record of 764 COVID-19 deaths but the rate of new infections is falling

Jan. 22, 2021 2:49 PM EST
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reports daily record of 764 COVID-19 deaths but the rate of new infections is falling.
A man carries a child, both wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, as they stroll along a street near the popular frozen Houhai Lake in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. China is making some of its toughest travel restrictions yet as coronavirus cases surge in several northern provinces ahead of the travel rush for Lunar New Year on next month. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: Shanghai locks down 2 major hospitals over cases

Jan. 21, 2021 10:33 PM EST

BEIJING — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China’s best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. Outpatient services have been suspended at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center and Renji Hospital, both of which have been cordoned off along with some surrounding...

European Council President Charles Michel, top, and European leaders are shown on screen during a EU summit video conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Worried that the new coronavirus variants could result in another surge of deaths across the European Union and push hospitals to the verge of collapse, EU leaders will assess in a video summit Thursday such measures as further border restrictions, better tracking of mutations and improving coordination of lockdowns. (Oliver Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)

EU leaders agree to keep borders open, want to limit travels

Jan. 21, 2021 5:54 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit Thursday as the bloc's top disease control official said urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalizations and...