AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Official numbers in new COVID-19 infections were down slightly in Texas on Friday compared to the day before, but the infection rate remained high. State officials reported at least 7,039 new cases, almost 560 fewer than they reported Thursday. But the rate of positive COVID-19 test results remains high with a rolling seven-day positivity rate of 16.9%. The World Health Organization recommends a positivity rate of 5% or lower for reopening. The state reported 293 new COVID-19 deaths Friday in Texas, bringing the state’s total death toll for the outbreak to almost 8,100. The state estimated that 134,760 cases were active with 8,065 patients hospitalized, 237 fewer than Thursday.
By IAN HARRISON TORONTO (AP) — With opening day postponed until at least mid-May, this might be the year the baseball needs to try out some creative ideas. Here’s one of them: seven-inning doubleheaders. Those […]
By ANDREW DeMILLO LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A city in northwest Arkansas is requiring face masks to be worn in most public places indoors to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Fayetteville […]
HOUSTON (AP) — State data shows that more than 3,000 nursing home residents in Texas have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Houston Chronicle reports that the 3,000 positive tests represent about 4% of the […]