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A man pauses while crossing an empty downtown street to watch the sunset, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, as a stay-at-home order continues in Kansas City, Mo., due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas hospital cuts pay as coronavirus strains providers

Apr. 1, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Health care providers in Kansas are facing financial strains as the coronavirus leads to an increase in the cost for supplies and a sharp drop in the number of patients seeking routine and non-emergency care. Wichita-based Stormont Vail Health CEO Robert Kenagy said in a statement...

In this March 19, 2020, photo, Carol Talkington helps Terri Bonasso tape a notice on the emergency room door following a vigil at the closing of the Fairmont Regional Medical Center in Fairmont, W.Va. The coronavirus pandemic couldn't come at a worse time for communities trying to cope after a wave of hospital shutdowns across the rural United States. (Tammy Shriver/Times-West Virginian via AP)

Rural areas fear spread of virus as more hospitals close

Apr. 1, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

CARROLLTON, Ala. (AP) — As the coronavirus spread across the United States, workers at the lone hospital in one Alabama county turned off beeping monitors for good and padlocked the doors, making it one of the latest in a string of nearly 200 rural hospitals to close nationwide. Now Joe Cunningham is more...

A woman wearing a protective face mask to help stop the spread of the coronavirus rides a bicycle past blooming cherry blossom trees Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Tokyo. 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/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan bans entry from 73 other countries

Apr. 1, 2020 7:34 AM 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: — Japan adds 49 countries to list of countries barred from...

A man wears a bandana as he rides with his Chiuhuaha dog on Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom says 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. A spike of new cases has not come as quickly as expected. However, Newson was reluctant to say Tuesday whether ultimately that means the impact won't be nearly as dire as first predicted. He said people can't let down their guards and need to continue to stay home. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

More than 50 infected with virus at California nursing home

Apr. 1, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California nursing home has been hit hard by the coronavirus, with more than 50 residents infected — a troubling development amid cautious optimism that cases in the state may peak more slowly than expected. Cedar Mountain Post Acute Rehabilitation in Yucaipa has been...

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: China reports 36 new COVID-19 cases

Apr. 1, 2020 1:33 AM 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....

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 11:41 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...

Nearly 60 have virus at Southern California nursing home

Mar. 31, 2020 10:25 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...

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...

One of the negative airflow rooms at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. on Thursday, March 26, 2020. M Health Fairview recently began transforming Bethesda into a 90-bed, COVID-19 specialty care facility to meet the specialized care needs of an expected influx of COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks. (John Autey/Pioneer Press via AP)

Minnesota rushes to add new hospital beds for COVID-19 surge

Mar. 31, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials were scrambling Tuesday to set up 2,750 more hospital beds across Minnesota to handle the anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks. It’s part of Gov. Tim Walz’s promise to Minnesotans not to waste the time he’s trying to buy with his...

New Jersey Devils make a major donation to health system

Mar. 31, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

The owners of the New Jersey Devils of the NHL have made a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment for health care workers and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. Devils co-owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer and RWJBarnabas Health announced the...