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Two Connecticut National Guard personnel wheel a crate of supplies provided by FEMA to the state for a temporary field hospital to be constructed at Southern Connecticut State University's Moore Field House to help out during the current coronavirus crisis, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in New Haven, Conn. The 250-bed temporary field hospital, to be constucted by week's end, should facilitate overflow in the event that regional hospitals treating COVID-19 patients reach their capacity. FEMA responded to the governor's request in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 cases in April. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Infant in Connecticut who had coronavirus dies

Apr. 1, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 7-week-old baby who died at a hospital in the Hartford area had the coronavirus, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown. The unidentified child from Hartford was unresponsive when taken to the hospital recently and could not be revived. The infant...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Noted doctor Andrews temporarily halts Tommy John surgeries

Mar. 31, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has temporarily halted Tommy John operations at his Florida medical center in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came Tuesday from his institute in Gulf Breeze. Some have questioned whether a reconstructive elbow...

Essentia places 500 on unpaid leave as revenue declines

Mar. 31, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Essentia Health has placed 500 employees on unpaid leave as it deals with the financial impact of canceled surgeries and appointments because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move affects about 3% of the health care provider's workforce and involves non-medical staff. The Duluth,...

Two Florida boys who both had open-heart surgeries form bond

Mar. 29, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — On a brisk recent morning, 1-year-old Everett and 4-year-old Korbin were all smiles, playing with iridescent bubbles bursting out of a machine in Korbin’s Tallahassee front yard. It was hard to tell amid their laughter and play, but the boys both recently underwent...

The Devon Energy Center, the tallest building in Oklahoma, towers over empty parking spaces and a barren Sheridan Avenue where businesses are largely closed in the normally vibrant Bricktown section of Oklahoma City, Friday, March 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Cliff Brunt)

Oklahoma governor halts abortions amid virus outbreak

Mar. 27, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Abortions will be prohibited in Oklahoma under the state's ban on elective surgeries during the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday. Stitt amended his executive order to specifically prohibit abortions unless necessary to prevent health risks to the mother. The ban...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gestures as Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, back, listens during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the governor asked Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to reconsider his decision to welcome students back to the Lynchburg campus this week after their spring break. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

With virus cases rising, Northam halts elective surgeries

Mar. 25, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All elective surgeries at Virginia hospitals must be suspended to preserve the capacity of the state's health care system amid the coronavirus pandemic, the governor ordered Wednesday. Health officials reported a one-day increase of more than 100 cases of COVID-19, the illness caused...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Executive Director Chrisse France talks about Preterm, the busiest abortion clinic in Ohio, in the procedure room in Cleveland. The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most abortions in the state during the coronavirus outbreak, declaring they don't qualify as essential surgeries. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Texas moves to ban most abortions due to virus outbreak

Mar. 23, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most abortions in the state during the coronavirus outbreak, declaring they don't qualify as essential surgeries. Attorney General Ken Paxton said Monday that the order issued over the weekend by Gov. Greg Abbott barred...

Arizona National Guard commander Major Gen. Michael McGuire, Gov. Doug Ducey, center, and Secretary of State Kimberly Yee pack food boxes at St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix Friday, March 20, 2020. The governor called out the Guard to help grocery stores restock shelves and went to the food bank to highlight shortages of donations and volunteers for charity operations triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

Coronavirus cases in Arizona climb, first death reported

Mar. 20, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — About 200 members of the Arizona National Guard were activated to help with food distribution as daily life becomes increasingly restricted by efforts to contain the coronavirus in the state, where the first death from the disease was reported Friday evening. The first death in Arizona from...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, serves meals to school children Thursday, March 19, 2020, outside Sunset Elementary School in Phoenix. With all state schools shut down due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, many districts are continuing their distribution of breakfast and lunch curbside to kids 18 and under. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Arizona governor calls up National Guard, halts surgeries

Mar. 20, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he's activating the National Guard to help grocery stores and food banks, halting elective surgeries and closing businesses in areas with known cases of COVID-19. Ducey intensified his response to the coronavirus outbreak under growing pressure from...

Shopper Merlin Smith, 82, of Edina navigates the aisles of Lunds and Byerlys during an early morning hour devoted to older shoppers and shoppers with health conditions Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Edina, Minn. Smith was also shopping for his wife who has heart issues and was home. Some supermarket retailers across the world and Twin Cities are creating an early bird shopping time from 7-8 a.m. for older shoppers to protect them from COVID-19 and coronavirus.  (Merlin Smith/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota bans elective surgeries in response to COVID-19

Mar. 19, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health care providers must postpone elective surgeries and other medical procedures so they can focus their resources on responding to the anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz ordered Thursday. The order, which also applies to non-emergency dental procedures,...