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Minnesota nears record case increase with 2,268 infections

Oct. 24, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reported one of the largest one-day tallies of new coronavirus cases on Saturday as 2,268 people tested positive. The number of new cases is the second-highest reported during the pandemic, just below the 2,297 cases reported on Oct. 16. The positivity rate of testing has also...

FILE- In this April 16, 2020 file photo, ambulance crews are parked outside Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center in Andover, N.J. On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy signed two bills into law aimed at addressing staffing shortages and residents' isolation at New Jersey's long-term care facilities, two areas of vulnerability exposed during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

Murphy signs laws aimed at reforming long-term care industry

Oct. 23, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed two bills into law Friday aimed at addressing staffing shortages and residents’ isolation at New Jersey’s long-term care facilities, two areas of vulnerability exposed during the coronavirus pandemic. The bills signed Friday were an outgrowth of a...

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...

Arizona officials push early ballots for disabled voters

Oct. 22, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is home to over 2,200 assisted living facilities and nearly 150 skilled nursing facilities, whose residents may be locked down or have difficulty casting a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages. Elections officials on Thursday urged relatives and caregivers to help people who...

Indiana reports daily high of nearly 3K new COVID-19 cases

Oct. 22, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana reported a new daily high of nearly 3,000 new coronavirus infections on Thursday as state health officials added 42 more COVID-19 deaths to the state's pandemic toll. The 2,880 new infections reported by the Indiana State Department of Health topped the 2,521 new infections the...

A health officer collecting swab samples from rail commuters to test for COVID-19 drinks water during a break at a railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the island nation following a surge of coronavirus infections related to a new cluster centered on a garment factory. The government imposed a curfew Thursday in parts of...

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...

Higher-risk locations for COVID-19 spread double in Indiana

Oct. 21, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials are expanding efforts to address a “surge” of coronavirus cases in long-term care facilities as the state continues to record sharp increases in hospitalizations and new infections. More than 55% of the state’s recorded COVID-19 deaths have...

FILE - This Tuesday, May 12, 2020 file photo shows the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County, Pa. Brighton, where more than 330 residents have contracted the virus and 73 died, has been sued over allegations that it failed to take basic steps to prevent the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Pennsylvania nursing home sued over severe COVID-19 outbreak

Oct. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

A large, for-profit Pennsylvania nursing home where dozens of residents died of COVID-19 was sued Wednesday over allegations that it failed to take basic steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County, near the Ohio border, was among the hardest-hit...

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...