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State reports more than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths

Apr. 11, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials reported more than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases and 26 new deaths Sunday. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 1,725 new cases Sunday, plus 47 previously unreported cases. Of the 3 million-plus cases for the...

Wisconsin reports almost 25% of population fully vaccinated

Apr. 11, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials reported nearly a quarter of the state's population has completed COVID-19 vaccination on Sunday. Over 1.4 million people — making up 24.3% of the state's population — have been completely vaccinated by either receiving...

More Vermont courthouses ready to reopen for live trials

Apr. 11, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

Eight Vermont courthouses are once again ready for jury trials. The Vermont Judiciary announced recently that the move comes after a year of work to construct barriers, test and improve air circulation and filtration systems, and develop process and facility enhancements...

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Phases story

Apr. 11, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story April 10, 2021, about business organizations urging Gov. Jay Inslee to delay a decision to return some counties to more restrictive coronavirus standards, The Associated Press erroneously reported nearly 3.8 million people in the state had received one...

The Latest: Canucks to reopen facilities Monday at earliest

Apr. 11, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NHL says the Vancouver Canucks’ team facilities scheduled to open Sunday will remain closed until at least Monday after an additional player entered the...

Daily average of new Oklahoma COVID-19 cases is rising

Apr. 11, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Researchers say the average daily number of COVID-19 cases is climbing in Oklahoma. According to the latest Johns Hopkins University research Sunday, the rolling average of daily new Oklahoma cases over the past two weeks has spiked by 168 cases, or...

City of Los Angeles expands vaccine eligibility to 16 and up

Apr. 11, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles has opened up vaccines to younger people, days ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone 16 and up. An option to book vaccine appointments for Los Angeles residents 16 and older at city-run inoculation sites...

Nevada reports 320 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

Apr. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 320 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths. The latest figures from the state Department of Health and Human Services raised Nevada’s case total to 308,024 since the pandemic began...

Ecuador, Peru head to polls under strict virus measures

Apr. 11, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Ecuador and Peru were choosing new presidents Sunday under strict public health measures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has recently strengthened in the neighboring South American nations. Ecuadoreans face a runoff between a conservative...

North Dakota reports 48 virus cases

Apr. 11, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota reported 48 people had tested positive for the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the statewide total for active cases to 1,111. The average number of cases has been on the rise in recent weeks. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average...