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The Latest: Pope Francis praises efforts in climate summit

Apr. 22, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Pope Francis is urging participants in the U.S.-hosted global climate summit to ensure that the post-pandemic world is cleaner, purer and...

The Latest: Virus harms during pregnancy detailed in study

Apr. 22, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

A multi-country study suggests pregnant women who get COVID-19 have higher risks for death, intensive-care stays, preterm birth and other complications. Pregnancy causes various changes in the body that may make women vulnerable to harm from the coronavirus. Pregnant...

Low on beds, oxygen, India adds global high 314K virus cases

Apr. 22, 2021 06:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world's second-most populous country sends more and more sick people into a fragile health care system critically short of hospital beds and oxygen. ...

EXPLAINER: Why India is shattering global infection records

Apr. 22, 2021 04:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The world's fastest pace of spreading infections and the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases are pushing India further into a deepening and deadly health care crisis. India is massive — it's the world's second-most populous country with nearly...

India reports global record of 314,000 new coronavirus cases as surge taxes health system short of beds and oxygen

Apr. 22, 2021 01:04 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — India reports global record of 314,000 new coronavirus cases as surge taxes health system short of beds and oxygen.

Oxygen supply disruption kills 22 COVID-19 patients in India

Apr. 21, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twenty-two COVID-19 patients on ventilators died in a hospital in western India on Wednesday when their oxygen supply was interrupted by a leak in a supply line, officials said. Suraj Mandhar, the district collector, said the supply of oxygen has since...

Official says disruption in oxygen supply kills 22 patients in a hospital in western India

Apr. 21, 2021 05:52 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Official says disruption in oxygen supply kills 22 patients in a hospital in western India.

AP PHOTOS: India being overrun by its massive virus surge

Apr. 21, 2021 05:42 AM EDT

India has been overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases daily, bringing pain, fear and agony to many lives as lockdowns have been placed in Delhi and other cities. India’s Health Ministry reported 295,041 new cases on Wednesday with 2,023 deaths,...

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Apr. 20, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States,...

'No place for you': Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge

Apr. 20, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seema Gandotra, sick with the coronavirus, gasped for breath in an ambulance for 10 hours as it tried unsuccessfully to find an open bed at six hospitals in India's sprawling capital. By the time she was admitted, it was too late, and the 51-year-old died hours later. ...