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More Black infant deaths push up Indiana newborn death rate

Nov. 28, 2021 09:18 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An increased infant mortality rate among Black newborn children contributed to what Indiana health officials found was a slightly higher overall infant mortality rate in the state during 2020. The state health department reported this month that...

New restrictions in Greece as pandemic deaths mount

Nov. 22, 2021 07:24 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday introduced a wide range of new restrictions aimed at curbing a COVID-19 infection spike that has pushed the rate of death to nearly double the European Union average. A government order went into effect through Dec. 6, mandating...

UK to probe racial bias in medical devices after COVID toll

Nov. 21, 2021 07:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government is investigating whether built-in racial bias in some medical devices led to Black and Asian people getting sick and dying disproportionately from COVID-19. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said Sunday that the pandemic had highlighted...

Pfizer says COVID-19 pill cut hospital, death risk by 90%

Nov. 05, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer Inc. said Friday that its experimental antiviral pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% in high-risk adults, as the drugmaker joined the race for an easy-to-use medication to treat the coronavirus. Currently most...

Romania, Bulgaria hit pandemic death highs amid vaccines lag

Nov. 02, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania reported a record daily number of 591 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday amid a persistently low vaccination rate and a wave of coronavirus infections that has overwhelmed the country's ailing health care system. Only 37% of adults in Romania, a...

COVID-19's global death toll tops 5 million in under 2 years

Nov. 01, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 5 million on Monday, less than two years into a crisis that has not only devastated poor countries but also humbled wealthy ones with first-rate health care systems. Together, the United States, the European Union, Britain and...

Indonesia warily weighs holiday travel with virus concerns

Oct. 28, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesians are looking ahead warily toward the holiday travel season, anxious for crucial tourist spending but worried an influx of visitors could spread the coronavirus just as its pandemic situation seems to be subsiding. After seeing...

Ohio reports more deaths than births; experts cite pandemic

Oct. 25, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first time in state history, Ohio recorded more deaths than births last year, a development experts say was expedited by COVID-19. The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday that roughly 143,661 Ohioans died last year...

550 uncounted COVID deaths in Oregon due to 'computer error'

Oct. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — During the coming weeks Oregon will add around 550 additional COVID-19 deaths — which had not previously been reported due to a “technical computer error” — to its registry, state health officials said on Thursday. Currently, Oregon has...

Russia marks pandemic high of infections, deaths

Oct. 14, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday recorded the highest daily numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic, a rapidly surging toll that has severely strained the nation's health care system. The government's coronavirus task force reported...