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Francisco de Oliveira, 77, takes a deep breath while Doctor Dayanne Araujo listens to his lungs in Manacapuru, Amazonas state, Brazil, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Oliveira is waiting for his COVID-19 test results after feeling weakness, difficulty breathing and other symptoms. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The Latest: UN chief notes heroism, crises of refugees

Jun. 3, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 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. ___ UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the...

Virus hits 11 workers, 1 patient at Lincoln Regional Center

Jun. 3, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eleven employees and one patient have tested positive for the coronavirus at the state-run psychiatric hospital in Lincoln. Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said they expect to confirm more cases as testing continues with patients and staff at the...

DeWine enlisted as Toledo hospital faces uncertain future

Jun. 2, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Toledo-area elected officials said Tuesday that they are seeking Gov. Mike DeWine's help in protecting the future of the University of Toledo Medical Center, amid accusations that a rival health system is unfairly poaching its staff. Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz emphasized the teaching...

Arizona hits record of 1,000-plus COVID-19 hospitalizations

Jun. 2, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The number of patients hospitalized with positive or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Arizona has reached an all-time high, according to state figures. The state Department of Health Services says hospitals reported a total of 1,009 hospitalizations on Monday. It's the first time the daily...

Arun Saiju of the RNA-16 volunteer group speaks on a phone inside his makeshift shelter during lockdown at a hospital in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. RNA-16 stands for “Rescue and Awareness” and the 16 kinds of disasters they have prepared to deal with, from Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake to road accidents. But the unique services of this group of three men and a woman in signature blue vests in the epidemic amount to a much greater sacrifice, said doctors, hospital officials and civic leaders. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal (AP) — When the new mother died in the hospital last month — the first person to succumb to COVID-19 in Nepal — her days-old baby was moved to an isolation ward. But the woman’s body remained. Ambulance drivers and hospital workers, fearful of the contagion, refused...

People enjoy the fresh air on benches along Juarez Avenue in central Mexico City, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Mexico's capital plans to reopen certain sectors of the economy and public life beginning Monday, despite the city still being in the most serious

The Latest: S. Korea pushes QR registration for risky venues

May. 31, 2020 10:48 PM 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: — Cases steadily rising around South Korean capital....

In this March 19, 2020 photo, Henry Stokloas has his blood pressure check during a routine visit to Dr. William Funk's primary care practice in Newark, Del., by nurse Sharon Cormier, who wears a protective mask at all times while treating patients. As the coronavirus continues to alter almost every aspect of life in Delaware, health care is no exception. Hospitals have reported significant financial losses. Practitioners are using telemedicine more than ever. And fewer patients are seeking health care. (Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal via AP)

Will the pandemic change the Delaware health care landscape?

May. 30, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — As the coronavirus continues to alter almost every aspect of life in Delaware, health care is no exception. Hospitals have reported significant financial losses. Practitioners are using telemedicine more than ever. And fewer patients are seeking health care. “Financially, yes...

Arkansas hospital returns $8.8 million to federal government

May. 29, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas hospital that received $8.8 million in federal money during the pandemic has returned the payment after administrators realized a mistake had been made. The federal government has been distributing funds to health care facilities that have been hit hard by the pandemic,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019 file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is seen in St. Louis. Missouri's only abortion clinic will be able to keep operating after a state government administrator decided Friday, May 29, 2020, that the health department was wrong not to renew the license of Planned Parenthood's St. Louis facility. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Ruling means Missouri's last abortion clinic stays open

May. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic will be able to keep operating after a state government administrator decided Friday that the health department was wrong not to renew the license of the Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis. Missouri Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa...

Ruling means Missouri's last abortion clinic stays open

May. 29, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic will be able to keep operating after a state government administrator decided Friday that the health department was wrong not to renew the license of the Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis. Missouri Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa...