MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters lined up to cast ballots across Wisconsin on Tuesday, ignoring a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in the state's presidential primary election.
Something called “pandemic dreams” is being blamed for keeping stressed out Americans up at night during the coronavirus outbreak.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus.
MIAMI (AP) — Until a month ago, Diana Leticia Hernández sold face cream door to door in Miami. Her husband painted houses. The money fed their family and at least six relatives in Honduras.
WUHAN, China (AP) — The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are allowing residents of Wuhan to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began.
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.
Doctors and nurses are trained to deal with life-and-death situations, to be calm in the face of crisis. But whether it's in hard-hit New York or places where COVID-19 has yet to surge, medical workers say the pandemic is straining their mental health like nothing before.
Here are the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics available for Florida and our area counties, as of 11:30 a.m. April 7. The next update will be at 6:30 p.m., April 7. (Sign up for our Coronavirus Newsletter, which arrives in your e-mail each morning and has the latest local and national…
We’re going to have to figure out more ways of having fun and being productive while practicing social distancing. It’s easy to binge watch a TV show or plow through some books, but when you want a break from those things, here are eight activities to try.
Films that were slated for this year’s canceled South by Southwest festival will appear exclusively on Amazon Prime Video for 10 days this spring.
NEW YORK — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain.
LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms dramatically worsened Monday, just a day after he was admitted for what were said to be routine tests.
Charlotte County commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. today to hear a coronavirus update and to decide on possible prohibitions on open burning and fireworks due to the increased risk of wildfires.
For so many, the desire is for home to feel like a haven, a place where you feel cozy and safe. Health is also top of mind, creating a clean and healthy environment. As you look for ways to beautify your environment, why not include ways to ensure clean design? Here are some tips.
PORT CHARLOTTE – With millions staying home with their children in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Dolly Parton has a new program as part of her Imagination Library where she will read bedtime stories to kids through online videos.
NEW YORK — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday.
NEW YORK — Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hot spot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy’s.
LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital Sunday for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s surgeon general raised the specter of the gravest attacks against the nation in modern times to steel an anxious country Sunday for the impending and immeasurable sorrow he said would touch untold numbers of families in the age of the coronavirus. The government's…
PARIS (AP) — The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle zones and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carried a delicate cargo: 20 critically ill COVID-19 patients and the machines helping keep them alive.
NEW YORK — New York City’s funeral homes are so inundated with the bodies of people who’ve perished from coronavirus that some have been forced to stop making arrangements for mourning families.
SEATTLE (AP) — Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a critical piece of information — the number of health care workers who have tested positive for the disease.
Italy reported the lowest single-day coronavirus deaths in 2 1/2 weeks, even as the northern Lombardy region around Milan announced tougher containment measures for the weeks ahead.
The Venice Lions Club must have had 20/20 vision when it scheduled its 2020 Specs-tacular luncheon and champagne fashion show. It was the last soiree before the coronavirus led to most events being canceled.
AUSTIN, Texas — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves.
I’ve taught in the classroom and as a virtual teacher. Now, I’m at home teaching my own kids who are 4, 7 and 12. This is unlike anything I’ve had to do in the classroom. I’m not just teaching one subject all day with a group of similar aged peers. This requires a little more effort. Mind yo…
From virtual book launches to emailed writing prompts to Skyped book clubs to videos of authors reading aloud, readers and writers are finding creative, fun and useful ways to stay connected during this weird time of social distance.
NEW YORK — The New York governor said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving devices during t…
HCA Healthcare, which operates Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Englewood Community Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, announced a new effort Friday to protect its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PHILADELPHIA — There are the new dead. And then there are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the usual funeral rituals impossible.
NEW YORK — Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services — a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus pandemic.
VENICE — In its first-ever online board of directors meeting, the Venice Aviation Society, Inc. voted Monday to reach out to Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital to offer assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the current COVID-19 crisis, as we sacrifice our jobs, our social lives and even, for some, our lives, we look to answers from those in authority, mainly the elected officials and doctors.
SARASOTA – Tidewell Hospice is another agency that has come out to help during "an unprecedented time of uncertainty for health care organizations. The response has been swift and overwhelming."
New cases of coronavirus in Charlotte County jumped first exponentially and then just doubled, according to state Department of Health statistics.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land Friday for the first time in weeks, following the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Florida hospitals bracing for an onslaught of coronavirus p…
To slow the spread of coronavirus we’re being told to wash our hands more, preferably with soap and water, or failing that, with hand sanitizers. The resulting rush to buy hand sanitizers has led to empty shelves in supermarkets and chemists. But it hasn’t taken long for recipes for hand san…
With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expected to increase its recommendations for more use of masks in public, there are people wanting to create their own.