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NY limits hospital, nursing home visits in virus red zones

Oct. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is reinstating restrictions on visits to hospitals, nursing homes and prisons in its coronavirus “red zones” as the state tries to reverse a slow but steady increase in the number of infections. The state Department of Health told facility administrators Friday...

A woman, right, has a meal, inside a restaurant's outdoor tent Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, in Kew Gardens in the Queens borough of New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easing restrictions slightly in some coronavirus hot spots in New York City, but adding them in areas along the Pennsylvania border as the state recorded more than 2,000 new infections in a single day for the first time since mid-May. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

Oct. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. The Chihuahua state government declared the return to the “red” level of alert Friday, which closes...

UMass to bring more students back; 19 new deaths in state

Oct. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst plans to bring more students back to campus for the spring semester in conjunction with a more robust coronavirus testing program, school officials said Friday. First-year and transfer students will be given the option to live on campus, as will...

Members of the festival organizing team at the Kali Bari Hindu temple pray via live transmission on the first day of Durga Puja celebrations in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Most of the festival festivities are being scaled down following the health officials warning about the potential for the coronavirus to spread during the religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Asia Today: Vaccine promise is election issue in India state

Oct. 23, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A promise of free COVID-19 vaccination has become an issue in key state elections in India. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made the promise when releasing the ruling Hindu nationalist party’s manifesto for elections that begin in Bihar state next week. Every Bihar resident...

How NH compares to other states in nursing home outbreaks

Oct. 22, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is in line with the regional average in the percentage of New Hampshire nursing homes that have had at least one resident diagnosed with COVID-19, and it has fared better when it comes to resident deaths, the state health commissioner said Thursday. Eighty-one percent of...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The governor is warning that Michigan has more confirmed cases of the coronavirus than ever, noting a sharp increase since the state Supreme Court invalidated her sweeping orders earlier this month. Since the court decision on Oct. 2, the seven-day case average is up to 1,818 — nearly double. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer signs bills to protect businesses from virus suits

Oct. 22, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday made Michigan businesses and other employers immune from lawsuits filed by customers or workers who contract the coronavirus, as long as they have followed all safety protocols. She also codified rules retroactively shielding hospitals and other...

Kansas City nursing home has 140 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

Oct. 22, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials are monitoring a nursing facility in Kansas City that has reported three deaths and more than 140 cases of COVID-19 among patients and staff. Ninety-eight residents and 44 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Garden Valley Healthcare Center, the Kansas...

Michigan: Indoor visits to nursing homes can resume

Oct. 21, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials said Wednesday that indoor visits can resume at nursing homes and other residential care facilities for the first time in seven months, except in counties with higher daily coronavirus case rates. The emergency order, issued by the state Department of Health and...

Montana nursing home sued for negligence in COVID-19 deaths

Oct. 21, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A long-term care facility in Montana has been sued after health officials said its staff was negligent and allowed the coronavirus to spread through the facility in Whitefish earlier this year. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the estates of three residents at Whitefish Care and...

Virus deaths, hospitalizations hit new highs in Iowa

Oct. 21, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The number of Iowa residents dying from the coronavirus is quickly rising again after weeks of increasing hospitalizations and outbreaks at nursing homes, state data showed Wednesday. The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 31 new deaths from the virus Wednesday, the most...