Latest Coronavirus News

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington, as Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump to speak to Florida governor about ships

Mar. 31, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — White House projects between 100,000 and 240,000 U.S....

In this March 24, 2020 photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center that will house a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in New York. Amid an unprecedented public health crisis, the nation’s governors are trying to get what they need from the federal government – and fast. But often that means navigating the disorienting politics of dealing with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

New York seeks way forward on budget amid virus outbreak

Mar. 31, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As New York navigates the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are trying to find their way forward on a state budget despite uncertainty about the size of the financial toll the outbreak will take. The governor, a Democrat, has suggested lawmakers could pass a budget...

A few people use Grand Park at the foot of Los Angeles City Hall, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Governor: California bought time to prepare for virus peak

Mar. 31, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's extraordinary efforts to keep people home have bought the time needed to prepare for an expected peak surge of coronavirus cases in coming weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. A spike of new cases has not come as quickly as expected, though Newsom was reluctant to say...

A Samaritan's Purse crew and medical personnel work on preparing to open a 68 bed emergency field hospital specially equipped with a respiratory unit in New York's Central Park, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

Mar. 31, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With refrigerated morgue trucks parked on New York City's streets to collect the surging number of dead, public health officials projected Tuesday that the coronavirus could ultimately kill more than 100,000 people across the U.S. Some states that have become hot spots warn they're running...

In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, photo New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, right, announces a public health emergency in response to the state's first positive tests for COVID-19, at a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M., also attended by Human Services Secretary David Scrase, left. Her administration has banned many gatherings of 100 or more people at spaces such as auditoriums and stadiums as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Governor: Man in 40s becomes 5th virus death in New Mexico

Mar. 31, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is expanding coronavirus testing to many people without medical symptoms as state health officials acknowledge Tuesday that the demand for hospital beds and intensive care resources may outstrip capacity as infections accelerate. Officials including Gov. Michelle Lujan...

Nearly 60 have virus at Southern California nursing home

Mar. 31, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 60 patients and staff members of a Southern California nursing home have tested positive for the coronavirus and two residents have died in what may be the state's largest outbreak at a single facility, authorities said Tuesday. While testing continues, Cedar Mountain Post Acute...

Georgia GOP congressional delegation seeks election delay

Mar. 31, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's two U.S. senators and their nine fellow Republican U.S. House members are joining those who want a delay in the state's May 19 primary election. The 11 officials signed a letter Tuesday to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger urging him to put off the elections. “We...

Commuters wear masks as they ride a bus, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Mexico's government has broadened its shutdown of

Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay

Mar. 31, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him. Some experts warn the sprawling country of 129 million is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the type of crisis...

People look over the empty streets of downtown Roanoke from Market Square on Monday night, March 30, 2020.. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Virginia DOC confirms first COVID-19 cases among its inmates

Mar. 31, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Corrections announced late Tuesday that three offenders had tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first confirmed cases among inmates in a state correctional facility. The inmates are incarcerated at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in...

In this March 25, 2020 photo, South Korean shoe repairman Kim Byung-rok speaks during an interview at his shop in Seoul, South Korea.  Kim is in news after he revealed plans to donate his property to help support people facing economic difficulties amid the coronavirus outbreak. Kim says he wants to donate parts of his land on a small mountain near the border with North Korea that he bought in 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

S Korean cobbler hopes donation gives 'strength and courage'

Mar. 31, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — Kim Byung-rok survived tuberculosis when he was 23, but was left with one good lung. In his work polishing and mending shoes, he inhaled too much dirt. So when he bought land on a small, quiet mountain in 2014, he wanted to heal, to do some farming — and to breathe fresh...