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A couple hugs as they walk down a boardwalk on a mostly deserted Santa Monica beach Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Los Angeles. With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll increasing, lawmakers are pleading with cooped-up Californians to spend a second weekend at home to slow the spread of the infections. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

Mar. 29, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as family members described wrenching farewells through hospital windows with dying loved ones. Faced with that grim projection and the possibility even...

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the deployment of a field hospital at CenturyLink Field Event Center on Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Seattle, Wash. This field hospital is expected to create at least 150 hospital beds for non-COVID-19 cases. (Amanda Snyder/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

Inslee: Washington needs more coronavirus test supplies

Mar. 29, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that Washington state still has a shortage of coronavirus testing kits and again suggested the shutdown of most businesses and extreme social distancing would likely have to be extended to fight the disease. Inslee appeared on CNN's “State of the...

Pedestrians cross Cable Car tracks on Powell Street in San Francisco, Sunday, March 29, 2020. Californians endured a weekend of stepped-up restrictions aimed at keeping them home as much as possible while hospitals and health officials scrambled Sunday to ready themselves for a week that could see the feared dramatic surge in coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California prepares for coronavirus surge in week ahead

Mar. 29, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians endured a weekend of stepped-up restrictions aimed at keeping them home as much as possible while hospitals and health officials scrambled Sunday to ready themselves for a week that could see the feared dramatic surge in coronavirus cases. Testing among the state's 40...

10 nursing homes in Colorado have coronavirus outbreaks

Mar. 29, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Department of Health has released the names and locations of nine of the 10 nursing homes and long-term care facilities that are facing outbreaks of COVID-19 in response to a public records request filed by The Denver Post. The facilities include two each in Weld and Larimer...

A member of the Rhode Island National Guard Military Police directs a motorist with New York license plates at a checkpoint on I-95 near the border with Connecticut where New Yorkers must pull over and provide contact information and are told to self-quarantine for two weeks, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hope Valley, R.I. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Saturday ordered anyone visiting the state to self-quarantine for 14 days and restricted residents to stay at home and nonessential retail businesses to close Monday until April 13 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Expanded visitor order in RI; Connecticut gets federal help

Mar. 29, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

A look at developments related to the coronavirus around New England. CONNECTICUT President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Connecticut, allowing federal help for state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in parts of the state affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The declaration, which was...

Dean Paulson, the pastor at the Rock Hill Chester Park campus, reflected on the state of the world and his congregation as Kyle Eaton, the lead pastor, gave his sermon on Sunday, March 29, 2020. With a Stay At Home order in place across Minnesota, churches around the state are live streaming services for their communities. One of these churches is Rock Hill community church in Duluth, Minn. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths; total now 9

Mar. 29, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota reported four new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state's death toll from the new coronavirus to nine. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said three of the new deaths were among people who lived in long-term care facilities in Hennepin County. The fourth...

A Maryland State Trooper guards the driveway to the Pleasant View Nursing Home, in Mount Airy, Md., Sunday, March 29, 2020, by a sign that says

Man dies in COVID-19 outbreak at Maryland nursing home

Mar. 29, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — A resident of a Maryland nursing home died after contracting COVID-19 in an outbreak that has sickened dozens of the facility's residents and strained a short-handed staff, health officials said Sunday. A man in his 90s who was a resident at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount...

In this March 17, 2020, photo, Theresa Malijan, a registered nurse, has hand sanitizer applied on her hands after removing her gloves after she took a nasopharyngeal swab from a patient at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing station for University of Washington Medicine patients in Seattle. The Associated Press has found that the critical shortage of testing swabs, protective masks, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer can be tied to a sudden drop in imports of medical supplies. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Relief package billions can't buy hospitals out of shortages

Mar. 29, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

The billions of tax dollars headed for hospitals and states as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill won't fix the problem facing doctors and nurses: a critical shortage of protective gowns, gloves and masks. The problem isn’t a lack of money, experts say. It’s that there’s not...

This photo taken March 17, 2020, shows the Northern Edge Casino in Upper Fruitland, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation. Tribes across the country have closed casinos to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. In the U.S. Southwest, the leader of the Navajo Nation restricted travel for employees who answer to him and wrote letters to federal officials saying anyone pulled away from duty at federal health care facilities on the vast reservation wouldn't be welcome back for 45 days. (Noel Lyn Smith,The Daily Times via AP)

Tribes say persistent efforts pay off in massive stimulus

Mar. 29, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sweeping bill that President Donald Trump signed will help better equip health care systems that serve Native Americans, improve the emergency response time on tribal lands, provide economic relief for tribal members, and help with food deliveries to low-income families and the...

Charleston's Chinese community aids hospitals amid pandemic

Mar. 29, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of the Charleston area’s Chinese community are making an effort to both aid hospital workers during a time of crisis and shed stereotypes surrounding Asian Americans amid the coronavirus spread. One of those persons includes 14-year-old Harry Ding, an eighth-grader at...