LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ governor wants to spend $22 million to hire contact tracers to track the spread of the coronavirus. That’s as the state reports near-record increases in virus cases and hospitalizations. Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants to direct money from federal coronavirus relief funds to hire the tracers. The Health Department said at least 17,375 people have tested positive for the virus, an increase of 697 from Tuesday. The department said 5,567 of those cases are active, meaning they don’t include people who have died or recovered. Arkansas has seen a major upswing in cases since last month.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The new coronavirus continues to cut its record-setting swath through Texas as state officials reported a record 10,351 new cases for the day Saturday. That brought the total cases of COVID-19, […]
By TIM REYNOLDS MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Governor Greg Abbott is expressing optimism Texas is seeing signs of slowing the coronavirus outbreak. But the Republican warned Friday that the number of deaths was not yet showing signs of […]