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South Korea breaks daily virus record for 2nd straight day

Dec. 02, 2021 03:25 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea broke its daily record for coronavirus infections for a second straight day on Thursday with more than 5,200 new cases, as pressure mounted on a health care system grappling with rising hospitalizations and deaths. The rapid...

Nevada jury says health insurer undercut ER reimbursements

Dec. 01, 2021 19:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Nevada has found one of the nation’s largest health insurers liable for underpaying millions of dollars to out-of-network emergency medical providers in what plaintiffs’ attorneys argued was a systematic bid to boost company profits. The...

Tennessee halts exemptions to COVID law after court rulings

Dec. 01, 2021 17:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee on Wednesday halted dozens of exemptions that allowed businesses and public entities to require people to take COVID-19 preventive measures in spite of a state law severely limiting them, citing court rulings that blocked some of President Joe Biden’s...

Nearly all Nebraska COVID hospital patients are unvaccinated

Dec. 01, 2021 17:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials said Wednesday that the vast majority of the COVID-19 patients who are filling the state's hospitals are unvaccinated and many are younger adults. The number of people hospitalized in Nebraska with the virus continues to...

Iowa coronavirus hospitalizations top 700, new yearly high

Dec. 01, 2021 17:33 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa hospitalizations from the coronavirus have reached a high for this year with 721 people being treated in hospitals, according to data reported by state public health officials Wednesday. The last time hospitalizations reached that level was...

Arizona reports over 3,100 COVID cases; hospitals crowded

Dec. 01, 2021 13:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Wednesday reported over 3,100 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases as virus-related hospitalizations remained near the current surge’s peak. The 3,163 additional cases and 43 deaths reported Wednesday by the Department of Health Services’...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 01, 2021 07:11 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 29, 2021. Editorial: Health care leaders must step up now Stronger COVID safeguards, both old and new, are needed to control viral spread in Minnesota. Michigan may have just replaced Minnesota...

Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic

Nov. 30, 2021 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington Tuesday to encourage kids to get a COVID-19 shot. Speaking to kids and parents at Kimball Elementary...

Iowa stops tracking home county of COVID hospital patients

Nov. 30, 2021 17:17 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials have stopped requiring hospitals to report the home county of patients being treated for COVID-19, even as all 99 counties have a high rate of spread and hospitalizations are at their highest level since early October. ...

Indiana medical groups plead for more to get COVID-19 shots

Nov. 30, 2021 16:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top medical groups pleaded Tuesday for more people to get COVID-19 vaccine shots as the state is in the midst of a new surge of infections and hospitalizations. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to renew the statewide public health...