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40 COVID-19 cases reported at care facility in SW Washington

Aug. 14, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A long-term care facility in southwest Washington has recorded 40 COVID-19 cases. The outbreak at Avamere Rehabilitation of Cascade Park in east Vancouver is Clark County’s largest at a long-term care facility since the county’s first COVID-19 case was discovered in...

Mandan nursing home taking COVID-19 patients from hospital

Aug. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck hospital has turned to a Mandan nursing home to help care for some coronavirus patients as cases continue to rise in the region. COVID-19 patients who have been discharged from Sanford Health but still need medical care will go to Sunset Drive Prospera Community in Mandan....

Health Department recommends moving football to spring

Aug. 13, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Public Health commissioner recommended Thursday that high school officials move their football and volleyball seasons from the fall to the spring to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. The advice came a day after the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic...

Board votes to allow high school football games in the fall

Aug. 12, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — The organization that governs interscholastic sports in Connecticut has rejected a recommendation that would have moved high school football to the spring of 2021. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference's Board of Control voted Wednesday to reaffirm its fall sports plan,...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State address in the House Chambers at the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va.  Justice says two people have died from a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home. The deaths at the Princeton Health Care Center happened as Justice expressed concerns Wednesday, July 29,  about a bump in virus cases along the state’s southern and western borders. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

WVa nursing home visits stopped as virus cases, deaths surge

Aug. 12, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday halted nursing home visits as both confirmed cases and deaths from the new coronavirus continue to surge. Justice said at a news conference that there are virus outbreaks currently at 28 nursing homes statewide. “Our nursing home...

Rhode Island dropped from Connecticut's quarantine list

Aug. 11, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

Residents of neighboring Rhode Island no longer have to comply with a two-week quarantine rule when they enter Connecticut. The state was removed on Tuesday from the list of states affected by a travel advisory that's supposed to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Rhode Island, Alaska, New Mexico and...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo removes a mask as he holds a news conference in Tarrytown, N.Y.  New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who died in hospitals.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New York’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy

Aug. 11, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Aug. 11, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Idaho newspapers: If the warning light flashes, don’t turn it off The Lewiston Tribune Aug 9 You wouldn’t override a circuit breaker that constantly flips. The answer to a blaring smoke detector is not removing its batteries. And disabling...

In this March 2, 2020 photo, Public Health Commissioner Renée D. Coleman Mitchell, speaks to the media as Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, listens during a visit to the Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory, in Rocky Hill, Conn. Lamont announced Tuesday, May 12 that he is appointing Department of Social Services Commissioner Deidre Gifford to serve as acting commissioner of the Department of Public Health, removing Coleman Mitchell, effective immediately. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Former health commissioner claims discrimination in firing

Aug. 11, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

Connecticut's former public health commissioner is alleging that Gov. Ned Lamont fired her for “discriminatory reasons” and administration officials prohibited her from implementing nursing home protocols that would have saved lives amid the coronavirus pandemic. Renée Coleman Mitchell lodged...

Women wearing face masks to help protect against the coronavirus walks by an advertising board displaying an American flag and Statue of Liberty on a street in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. China's biggest recent outbreak of coronavirus has grown slightly. Hundreds people have developed COVID-19 in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang, with more than dozens of new cases reported Thursday in its capital and largest city, Urumqi. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: Confirmed coronavirus cases reach 20 million

Aug. 10, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million. That’s according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Health officials believe the actual number is much higher, given testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40% of all those who...