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Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

The Latest: South Korea has most daily cases in 8 months

Nov. 25, 2020 8:29 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time in about eight months as health authorities struggle to contain a third surge of infections. The Asian nation has been experiencing a spike in cases since it relaxed stringent social distancing...

Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

VIRUS TODAY: Americans travel as Biden addresses nation

Nov. 25, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — Millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings from health officials that family gatherings could make a bad situation worse. — More people are applying for unemployment benefits as the...

Lamont: $10,000 fines on businesses that break virus rules

Nov. 25, 2020 4:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A few flagrant violations of Connecticut's coronavirus rules and concerns about the holiday shopping season have prompted Gov. Ned Lamont to impose a steep new $10,000 fine on businesses that don't follow the mandates at a time of surging COVID-19 cases. The new fine will replace the...

Nursing home residents urged to stay put during holiday

Nov. 24, 2020 1:11 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials on Tuesday urged families of nursing home residents to not bring their loved ones home for Thanksgiving, as part of efforts to prevent and curb coronavirus infections in long-term care centers. “We certainly understand the desire for loved ones to...

Teachers call for full remote learning, absent new protocols

Nov. 23, 2020 6:42 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Teachers' unions on Monday said all Connecticut public schools should switch to full-time remote learning until at least mid-January unless statewide coronavirus safety protocols are established and strictly enforced. A coalition of unions cited surging COVID-19 infections in the...

Massachusetts adds New Hampshire, Maine to travel order list

Nov. 21, 2020 4:38 PM EST

A look at coronavirus developments around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT Connecticut officials have released details of new rules announced recently by Gov. Ned Lamont that restrict team and club sports activities because of the coronavirus outbreak. The state also is now requiring masks to be worn in gyms, fitness...

COVID-19 care centers reopening amid nursing home outbreaks

Nov. 20, 2020 5:31 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is reopening health care centers dedicated solely to treating COVID-19 patients amid a resurgence of the coronavirus across the state, including in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, a state Department of Public Health spokesperson said Friday. A coronavirus...

Teacher shortage has Connecticut turning to college students

Nov. 20, 2020 2:14 PM EST

Connecticut has launched a pilot education program in Bristol that puts college students in public schools to help ease the state's teacher shortage during the coronavirus pandemic and increase diversity in the classroom. The NextGen Educators program is a partnership between the state Department of Education...

Medical staff work at a COVID-19 testing site at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.  An increase in demand for coronavirus testing in advance of Thanksgiving has led to hours-long lines across Connecticut as providers scramble to add capacity and hire new workers.  (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

Virus testing centers see hourslong lines as demand spikes

Nov. 19, 2020 5:48 PM EST

An increase in demand for coronavirus testing in advance of Thanksgiving has led to hourslong lines across Connecticut as providers scramble to add capacity and hire new workers. That comes despite the recent addition of 60 new testing sites in the past few weeks, bringing the total to 260 sites across the state....

Surge in COVID-19 cases pushes hospitalizations past 800

Nov. 18, 2020 6:04 PM EST

A member of Gov. Ned Lamont's security team tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday as the state recorded its first inmate death from the virus in months and saw hospitalizations rise past 800 for the first time since May. Connecticut reported more 2,042 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, pushing the...