Coronavirus

  US death toll from the virus eclipses China’s official count

In the United States, where the spread of the coronavirus has been accelerating, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to 1 million more workers were needed.

  Stocks drift, still headed to worst quarter since 2008

  Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

  Doctors say pink eye a potential symptom of COVID-19

  Chris Cuomo tests positive for coronavirus

ADPH: 13 dead, over 950 confirmed cases of COVID-19

  Coronavirus: Walmart to take workers’ temperatures, provide gloves and masks

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  Dozens of choir members sickened by coronavirus, 2 dead, after early March rehearsal

  Fed steps in once again to try to smooth out lending markets

  WATCH: Goats take over Welsh city while people are on lockdown

  Neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins dies from complications of coronavirus

NASA offering fun activities for families stuck at home during coronavirus outbreak

  Calif. phone case company starts making masks as need for medical gear grows

  How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate on mail-in ballots

In some states, it would amount to a major revamp of their voting system just eight months before an election.

Safety tips for take-out, fast food or curbside

We talked to someone from the Madison County Health Department to find out what you need to know when getting take out, fast food or curbside.

  Keeping family healthy and active amid Coronavirus pandemic

Social distancing and self-isolation probably has a lot of us a little more sedentary or at least struggling to find ways to stay active and healthy while still following the guidelines.

  Daughter says goodbye to mother dying of coronavirus over FaceTime

Knowing her patient would die soon, a charge nurse got dressed in protective gear and used her personal cell phone to help her daughter say goodbye over FaceTime.

  Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier due to coronavirus

  Autauga County EMA delivers groceries for hospital workers

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

City of Auburn extends state of local emergency

  Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

  US cities brace for coronavirus spread; Spain’s hospitals at breaking point

  Health care providers under pressure with fewer appointments, low telehealth reimbursements

Across the state, physician waiting rooms are mostly empty.

Alabama Public TV to offer more academic programs

Alabama Public Television says it will be offering more academic programming since the virus outbreak has forced officials to close schools for the rest of the academic year.

Judges slow abortion bans in Texas, Ohio, Alabama amid virus

Federal judges in Texas, Alabama and Ohio have temporarily blocked efforts to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic.

  ‘Goodnight with Dolly’: Country star to read bedtime stories to kids online

The Facebook event “will feature Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.”

New days, times in effect for MPS student meal pickups

The days and time for pickup is changing to limit the burden of travel for families involved.

University of Montevallo supplying 3D printed face masks to hospital

Price says he knew, after reading about people using 3D printers to make PPEs, he could do the same. He reached out to Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, which said it would be happy to accept the 3D printed face masks.

  How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?

Health care workers are dreading the prospect of such dire scenarios as U.S. hospitals brace for a looming surge in patients who need breathing machines and other resources that could soon be in critically short supply.

  Montgomery County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has died

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s data map was updated Monday morning to indicate seven deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it has since been revised down to six.

ADPH lab employee tests positive for COVID-19

The employee works at the Bureau of Clinical Laboratories in Montgomery but is not involved in COVID-19 testing.

ADEM: You don’t have to hoard water, yours is okay

“The water they get from their tap, whether it’s from a large municipal system or a small, rural utility, is 100 percent safe due to the proven safety requirements they are required to follow and that ADEM enforces.

  NY Rep. Velazquez tests positive for COVID-19

New York Rep. Nydia Velázquez stood within feet of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic and Republican leaders at a signing ceremony after the bill was passed.

Photo of health care workers flying to help NY gets love

The photo shows dozens of people, some wearing masks and gloves, holding their hands in the shape of a heart.

  Wall Street pushes higher, led by surging health care stocks

The relatively tentative moves in the market follow last week’s stellar performance, where the S&P 500 surged 10.2% for its biggest weekly gain since the market hit bottom in 2009 following the financial crisis.

Florida pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

  FBI: ‘Don’t fall victim to stimulus check scams’

Officials say don’t fall victim to phone calls, texts, e-mails or websites that ask for personal or financial information in order to receive your federal payment.

ACLU sues on behalf of Alabama abortion clinics amid COVID-19 outbreak

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a state health ordered issued Friday.

  How to avoid aches and pains while working from home during coronavirus pandemic

If you’re working from home because of the coronavirus outbreak, there are some things you can do to make sure you don’t strain your body.

  Singer John Prine is in stable condition, his wife says

The singer-songwriter's family said Sunday that Prine was critically ill.

WATCH: Italian twins strike a chord with Coldplay’s ‘Viva la Vida’ in a coronavirus world

Mirko and Valerio have racked up millions of views over the last couple of weeks after recording the song while in isolation during the pandemic.

  At least 130 test positive for coronavirus at Tenn. nursing home, including 2 deaths

At least 130 people, including staff members and residents, have tested positive. At least two people have died from COVID-19.

  Traveling to Florida? You may be stopped at a checkpoint

People entering Florida driving on the Interstate will be screened near the state line as the state looks to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Dallas County to open drive-thru coronavirus testing center

The Dallas County Health Department announced it will open a drive-thru testing center for the coronavirus.

  Time to ‘revenge shop’: China’s coronavirus hot spot reopens

Officials are under orders to revive manufacturing, retailing and other industries while also preventing a spike in infections as people return to work.

  Macy’s to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers amid coronavirus outbreak

Macy’s says it will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chain closed its stores in response to collapsing sales during the pandemic.

  Student learns she’s school valedictorian at drive-thru window where she works

The high school principal didn't let her school’s closure stop her from announcing this year's valedictorian and salutatorian.

County-by-county COVID-19 tracker

We are updating this county-by-county map to illustrate the number of COVID-19 cases in each county in the United States per capita.

Humble over hype: Auburn DB leaning on faith during COVID-19

Auburn defensive back Daniel Thomas has never made excuses on the football field.

UAB to help test a vaccine for coronavirus

Researchers say the testing will look at the immune responses to the vaccine in mice. This is a step before any human trials in patients.

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says “Spring Garden” by the Dutch master was taken in the early hours of Monday.

  Prince Charles ends isolation period for coronavirus

Royal officials said last week the 71-year-old heir to the British throne was showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and self-isolating at the royal family’s Balmoral estate in Scotland.

  Is takeout safe to eat during the coronavirus outbreak? Experts explain.

There has not been evidence to show the virus is transmitted by eating food.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded the alarm about what was coming — and already here.

  Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of coronavirus pandemic

Mariners aboard ballistic submarines are habitually spared bad news while underwater to avoid undermining their morale, say current and former officers who served aboard France's nuclear-armed subs.

  Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

President Donald Trump, claiming the company wasn't moving fast enough, on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act, which gives the government broad authority to direct companies to meet national defense needs.

  Selma mayor discusses indefinite quarantine

It’s an effort Mayor Darrio Melton says is necessary to stay ahead of the continuing spread of COVID-19.

  How to start a conversation about coronavirus with your kids

We need to remember our children can’t help but hear it and may worry about themselves or their family or friends getting sick.

  Liberty University denies report of returning students with coronavirus symptoms

Liberty says no students in the residence halls have had “sufficient symptoms” to get tested for the virus after a report from The New York Times claimed "nearly a dozen" had shown symptoms.

  Co-writer of ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ dies from coronavirus complications

Alan Merrill, who co-wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll” that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 69.

  As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.

Taco Bell giving away free tacos to say “thank you” during coronavirus pandemic

The offer is for a Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco and is only available through the drive-thru. It is available while supplies last.

ADOR warns of scams related to upcoming stimulus checks

The Alabama Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to be vigilant about protecting their information, warning criminals may attempt scams related to the federal government’s upcoming stimulus checks.

John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptoms

The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms.

EAMC reports 6th coronavirus-related death, ADPH confirms over 800 cases

As of Sunday afternoon, Alabama has over 800 confirmed cases. A total of 4,755 people have been tested in the state.

  High school principal in Chilton County posts encouraging videos for students

Thorsby High School Principal Corey Clements is disappointed he’s no longer getting to meet face to face with his students, but he’s making sure they still see him every day.

  Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Country music star Joe Diffie died of complications from coronavirus at 61.

  Montgomery church holds drive-up service as alternative way to worship

New COVID-19 restrictions prohibit gatherings of 10 or more people, including church services. Now people are having to find alternative ways to worship. One church in Montgomery is doing just that.

Doctor recovering from COVID-19 urges residents not to panic about virus

A doctor in Andalusia is recovering from coronavirus, or COVID-19, and she has a message for residents.

  Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic.

ALEA seeing increased activity on waterways with COVID-19 closures

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division is reminding everyone about social distancing and water safety as more and more people head to Alabama waterways.

Grocery store senior hours going through growing pains

At Publix, the senior hour is Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 till 8 in the morning. T

  Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages amid coronavirus outbreak

For more than a week, governors have pushed back against administration assurances that supplies are available now, bitterly complaining to President Donald Trump that there's no coordination.

  Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable.

  Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

With a recession potentially on the horizon, there's a question of whether wealthy donors are in a giving mood and whether grassroots supporters who chip in small amounts will still have the wherewithal to keep at it.

  World Health Organization encourages playing video games during coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization is encouraging people all over the world to play video games during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Dog delivers groceries to Colo. neighbor self-isolating due to coronavirus

When a Colorado woman with underlying health issues had to self-isolate, her neighbors thought of a clever way to help her get her groceries.

  Doctor sees son crawl for first time through glass door after coronavirus separates family

An Arkansas father is among the many healthcare workers separated from their families while on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.