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Alabama sheriff recovering from COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff is recovering at home from COVID-19 after two days in a hospital being treated for the virus. Autauga Sheriff Joe Sedinger was admitted Monday to Jackson Hospital in Montgomery and released two days later, The Montgomery...

The Latest: Arizona reports more deaths, fewer virus cases

Sep. 18, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona reported more than 100 daily coronavirus deaths for the second time since February. The 108 confirmed deaths and 2,742 new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday. Hospitalizations dropped below 2,000 for the first time in nearly three weeks, with...

Arizona reports over 100 virus deaths amid signs of slowing

Sep. 18, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday reported over 100 additional COVID-19 deaths for only the second time since February even as several metrics showed some slowing in the pandemic's current surge. The 108 deaths and 2,742 additional confirmed virus cases reported...

Judge's refusal to block vaccination requirement appealed

Sep. 18, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The lawyer for two women who challenged New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers is appealing a judge's denial of their request for an injunction blocking the mandate. Attorney A. Blair Dunn...

High staff vaccination rates helps nursing homes beat COVID

Sep. 18, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nursing homes in Missouri with the vast majority of staff vaccinated tend to have strikingly lower rates of COVID-19 cases among residents, according to federal records, a trend that may offer broader lessons about the virus and how it can be slowed. ...

Salem to require negative test for large Halloween events

Sep. 18, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Saturday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS The city that hosted the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago will require a negative COVID-19 test for people to attend some...

Top doctors say not so fast to Biden's boosters-for-all plan

Sep. 18, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just one month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to all Americans. But after campaigning for the White House on a pledge to “follow the science,” Biden found himself...

New daily virus cases in Florida is lowest since July

Sep. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported more than 75,000 cases of COVID-19 over the week, continuing a drop from summer highs when the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

COVID burnout rises among Colorado's public health leaders

Sep. 18, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A few weeks ago, Dawn James’ job as Kit Carson’s public health director was making her sick to her stomach. After being questioned, threatened with lawsuits and called names at community meetings, the 20-year veteran decided to take an...

Nonprofit started by Sean Penn aids Georgia vaccine drive

Sep. 18, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A disaster relief organization founded by actor Sean Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggled to attract people. CORE has offered COVID shots at hundreds of...