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Cemetery workers wearing hazmat suits bury the coffin containing the remains of 71-year-old Neide Rodrigues Rosa, who died from the new coronavirus according to her son Sergio Rodrigues, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The Latest: Pakistan lifts lockdown amid jump in virus cases

May. 9, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Pakistan begins lifting weeks-long lockdown despite another...

People wait in line for food assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic in Paterson, N.J., Wednesday, April 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Daily New Jersey deaths surpass New York for a second day

May. 1, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey recorded more deaths from COVID-19 than New York for the second consecutive day Friday, and Gov. Phil Murphy said he will decide on the remainder of the school year next week. New Jersey reported 311 deaths on Friday, bringing the state's total to 7,538, Murphy said, while...

Good, bad news in latest COVID-19 data, NJ governor reports

Apr. 24, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There was good and bad news in the state's efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reported Friday. The number of people hospitalized with the virus was down 17% from a high of about 8,300 hospitalizations on April 14 — moving in the right...

Literary scholar Cheryl A. Wall dies at age 71

Apr. 22, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cheryl A. Wall, a longtime Rutgers University professor and prominent scholar of African American women writers who edited two Library of America volumes of Zora Neale Hurston's work, has died at age 71. Wall, who worked at the New Brunswick, New Jersey-campus and had been scheduled to...

In this April 3, 2020, photo, blue preservation solution is shown at Spectrum DNA in Draper, Utah. The company has developed a test kit to detect the coronavirus in patients' saliva. At least two Utah companies have developed tests and gotten emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: molecular diagnostics company Co-Diagnostics and ancestry-testing kit maker Spectrum DNA. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

US clears first saliva test to help diagnose new virus

Apr. 13, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rutgers University researchers have received U.S. government clearance for the first saliva test to help diagnose COVID-19, a new approach that could help expand testing options and reduce risks of infection for health care workers. The Food and Drug Administration authorized the test...