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German authorities say man with virus in critical condition

Authorities in western Germany said Wednesday that a man who contracted COVID-19 is in critical condition

26 Feb 2020 2:09 pm
How deadly is new coronavirus? It's still too early to tell

Even a low fatality rate can add up to lots of victims.

26 Feb 2020 1:26 pm
New virus has infected 80,000 globally, caused 2,700 deaths

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people and killed more than 2,700 globally

26 Feb 2020 9:52 am
South Korean virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected

New virus cases in South Korea jumped again and the first U.S. military soldier tested positive

26 Feb 2020 8:05 am
U.S. military says soldier based in South Korea tested positive for a new virus, the first U.S. service member infected

U.S. military says soldier based in South Korea tested positive for a new virus, the first U.S. service member infected

26 Feb 2020 7:35 am
China reports another 406 cases of new virus and 52 deaths, all of them in hard-hit Hubei province

China reports another 406 cases of new virus and 52 deaths, all of them in hard-hit Hubei province

26 Feb 2020 7:25 am
South Korea reports 169 more cases of new coronavirus, mostly in and around Daegu, bringing total infections to 1,146

South Korea reports 169 more cases of new coronavirus, mostly in and around Daegu, bringing total infections to 1,146

26 Feb 2020 6:40 am
Dems thwart Senate Republicans on 2 abortion-related bills

Democrats have blocked a pair of Republican bills.

26 Feb 2020 4:12 am
Migrant detention center to open after conditions stir anger

Immigration detention centers on a part of the U.S.-Mexico border are being upgraded or expanded after U.S. officials were overwhelmed by a surge in migrants last year

26 Feb 2020 2:00 am
'Time is everything': World braces for spread of new virus

China bought the world valuable time with its travel restrictions and huge lockdowns

26 Feb 2020 1:58 am
3 European nations report first virus cases with Italy link

Switzerland, Austria and Croatia have confirmed their first COVID-19 cases in their countries involving people who had recently traveled from virus-hit parts of neighboring Italy

26 Feb 2020 12:06 am
39 states investigating Juul's marketing of vaping products

Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday

25 Feb 2020 10:58 pm
Italy sees 27% more virus cases as Spain quarantines hotel

Italy is reporting a 27% increase in the number of coronavirus cases, evidence that the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe is spreading with vacationing Italians and those who visited the afflicted north

25 Feb 2020 9:08 pm
Drugmaker Mallinckrodt reaches $1.6B opioid settlement

The generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt has announced a $1.6 billion deal to settle lawsuits it faces over its role in a national opioid crisis

25 Feb 2020 8:27 pm
Study finds drop in life expectancy for poor English women

A new report says that life expectancy for English women in the most deprived communities outside London declined over the last 10 years and stalled a century-long trend toward longer lives

25 Feb 2020 8:17 pm
Trump defends $2.5B coronavirus request; Dems say it's low

President Donald Trump says the urgent $2.5 billion funding request he sent lawmakers will help prepare the U.S. in the event of a coronavirus outbreak

25 Feb 2020 4:58 pm
Abe: Extra hospital capacity among steps key to fight virus

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says new measures like companies letting their employees work from home and hospitals expanding their capacity to treat many patients will determine if Japan could control its coronavirus outbreak

25 Feb 2020 1:29 pm
New virus has infected over 80,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally

25 Feb 2020 9:37 am
Bahrain temporarily stops Dubai, Sharjah flights over virus

The tiny island nation of Bahrain temporarily has halted all flights between it and the world's busiest airport for international travel in Dubai over the new coronavirus

25 Feb 2020 9:25 am
As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases

China and South Korea have reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia

25 Feb 2020 8:17 am
South Korea reports 60 more cases of new virus, bringing its total to 893

South Korea reports 60 more cases of new virus, bringing its total to 893

25 Feb 2020 6:42 am
China reports 508 new cases in viral outbreak and 71 new deaths, most of them in the epicenter city of Wuhan

China reports 508 new cases in viral outbreak and 71 new deaths, most of them in the epicenter city of Wuhan

25 Feb 2020 6:38 am
Judge to hear plan to move virus patients to California city

A judge will hold a hearing about a proposal to house former cruise ship passengers infected with a new virus at a Southern California complex that used to be for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

25 Feb 2020 1:56 am
Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

Advocates say new guidelines that disqualify more people from green cards if they use government benefits is prompting droves of immigrants to drop government social services

24 Feb 2020 11:59 pm
Thailand prepares tough measures to control spread of virus

Thai authorities say they are taking steps to wield emergency legal powers to control the spread of the new virus and limit its economic and social impact

24 Feb 2020 8:37 pm
Japan govt panel experts say ship quarantine was not perfect

Japanese health officials and experts on a government panel are acknowledging that the quarantine of the virus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess was not perfect, but are defending Japan's decision to release about 1,000 passengers after 14 days

24 Feb 2020 8:14 pm
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma starts ad campaign for claims

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is rolling out an advertising campaign to let people know they can file claims against the company over the toll of its opioids

24 Feb 2020 8:14 pm
China postpones key political meeting because of virus

The move indicates the importance President Xi places on fighting the virus.

24 Feb 2020 4:14 pm
Italy tries to contain virus as neighbors fear its spread

At least 190 people in Italy’s north have tested positive for the virus.

24 Feb 2020 3:46 pm
China postpones most important annual political assembly because of virus outbreak

China postpones most important annual political assembly because of virus outbreak

24 Feb 2020 2:06 pm
South Korea reports 70 more cases of virus, bringing total to 833

South Korea reports 70 more cases of virus, bringing total to 833

24 Feb 2020 1:59 pm
New virus has infected over 79,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 79,000 people globally

24 Feb 2020 10:12 am
South Korean cases jump, China counts 150 more virus deaths

Virus spread rapidly in the region surrounding the southwest city of Daegu.

24 Feb 2020 9:48 am
China reports 409 more cases of new virus and 150 more deaths, raising toll to 2,592

China reports 409 more cases of new virus and 150 more deaths, raising toll to 2,592

24 Feb 2020 8:52 am
South Korea reports 161 more cases of the new virus, bringing its total to 763 cases

South Korea reports 161 more cases of the new virus, bringing its total to 763 cases

24 Feb 2020 6:55 am
Italy rushes to contain Europe's first major virus outbreak

Italian authorities have announced they are shutting down Venice's famed Carnival events in a bid to stop the spread of the new virus, as the number of infected people in the country soars to at least 152, the most outside Asia

24 Feb 2020 4:32 am
Austria's railway company says it has stopped all train traffic to and from Italy over virus concerns

Austria's railway company says it has stopped all train traffic to and from Italy over virus concerns

24 Feb 2020 2:26 am
Japan reports 3rd cruise ship death, 57 more infected

Japan's health ministry says a cruise ship passenger who had been hospitalized after testing positive for the new virus has died, the third fatality from the Diamond Princess

23 Feb 2020 9:14 pm
New virus has infected over 78,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 78,000 people globally

23 Feb 2020 10:07 am
China reports daily rise in viral infections to 648 cases

China has reported a rise in new virus cases to 648, bringing mainland China's total number of confirmed infections to 76,936

23 Feb 2020 7:45 am
Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, and the death toll in Iran climbed to six in the wake of a new virus that started in China but has spread globally

23 Feb 2020 7:06 am
New Jersey governor reveals likely cancerous kidney tumor

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he has what is probably a cancerous tumor on his kidney and will undergo surgery next month to remove it

23 Feb 2020 6:40 am
Judge halts plan to move virus patients to California city

A judge has put on hold a U.S. plan to quarantine up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China in a Southern California city

23 Feb 2020 3:43 am
Opioid settlement still elusive as some lawyers criticize it

Lawyers for some state and local governments say the deal being offered by companies in a sweeping national settlement over the toll of opioids isn't enough

22 Feb 2020 7:23 pm
Japan: 23 cruise passengers not tested before disembarking

Japan's health minister says 23 passengers got off the Diamond Princess cruise ship without being tested for the new virus due to procedural mistakes, another sign of sloppiness in the quarantine of the ship, where more than 600 people were infected

22 Feb 2020 6:58 pm
South Korea reports 87 more cases of the new virus, most from Daegu and nearby areas, bringing country's total to 433.

South Korea reports 87 more cases of the new virus, most from Daegu and nearby areas, bringing country's total to 433.

22 Feb 2020 1:50 pm
Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge

In the coronavirus outbreak, it’s not the rising numbers that are worrying experts: It's that they can't trace where some disease clusters started

22 Feb 2020 9:59 am
Virus cases jump in S Korea to 346, China daily count drops

South Korea has reported a six-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 346, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the fourth-largest city where schools were closed and worshipers and others told to avoid mass gatherings

22 Feb 2020 8:10 am
New virus has infected more than 77,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 77,000 people globally

22 Feb 2020 8:01 am
US virus cases climb to 35 with return of cruise passengers

Health officials say at least 18 Americans who returned home from a quarantined cruise ship are infected with the new virus, and there are likely to be more among the returned passengers

22 Feb 2020 3:42 am