The U.S. is conducting millions more rapid coronavirus tests, but are results reported?

After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a … Read More

White House staff infected with coronavirus begin returning to work, spurning masks

Two weeks after the coronavirus spread through the White House, staffers have begun trickling back to the West Wing, saying they only had mild symptoms and again spurning the use … Read More

Idaho university ‘deeply troubled’ by students contracting COVID-19 to sell plasma

An Idaho university has issued a warning about reports that students have “intentionally exposed themselves or others” to the novel coronavirus in order to make money by selling their plasma … Read More

Cases of coronavirus reinfection raise concerns over immunity

The case of a man in the United States infected twice with COVID-19 shows there is much yet to learn about immune responses and also raises questions over vaccination, scientists … Read More

As Trump returns to campaigning, Fauci says U.S. coronavirus cases ‘in a bad place’

As U.S. President Donald Trump held his first campaign rally since disclosing he contracted the coronavirus this month, top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said the United States faced … Read More

Trump starts ‘quarantine process’ after aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he and first lady Melania Trump are beginning a “quarantine process” as they await coronavirus test results after a top aide he spent substantial … Read More

Trump aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus after attending rally: sources

Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s closest aides, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Hicks, who serves as counsellor to the president and travelled with him to a Wednesday rally, … Read More

Trump awaiting results of coronavirus test after aide Hope Hicks tests positive

President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump are awaiting their own test results after a top aide he spent substantial time with this week tested positive for … Read More

Donald Trump, Melania Trump test positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19 after a top aide he spent substantial time with this week tested positive … Read More

U.S. to ship millions of coronavirus tests in effort to reopen schools through 12th grade

President Donald Trump planned to announce Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urging governors to use them to … Read More

U.S. surpasses 7 million coronavirus cases as Midwest states become latest hotspots

The United States has now recorded over seven million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to date as America continues to lead the world in infections at a steady pace. … Read More

How Trump’s attacks on science led to over 200,000 dead from coronavirus

“I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how … Read More

Trump contradicts health officials, claims coronavirus vaccine could be ready next month

Openly contradicting the government’s top health experts, U.S. President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready as early as next month … Read More

U.S. health experts’ alarm grew as Trump played down coronavirus

Public health officials were already warning Americans about the need to prepare for the coronavirus threat in early February when U.S. President Donald Trump called it “deadly stuff” in a … Read More

U.S. budget deficit set to hit record $3.3 trillion due to coronavirus measures

The United States budget deficit is projected to hit a record $3.3 trillion as huge government expenditures to fight the coronavirus and to prop up the economy have added more … Read More

Health experts call CDC changes to coronavirus testing guidance ‘bizarre’

U.S. health officials have sparked a wave of confusion after posting guidelines that coronavirus testing is not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people. The … Read More

Death rates for people of colour in U.S. skyrocketed amid coronavirus, study finds

As many as 215,000 more people than usual died in the U.S. during the first seven months of 2020, suggesting that the number of lives lost to the coronavirus is … Read More

Closing universities amid coronavirus outbreak ‘could cost lives,’ Trump says

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted universities that have cancelled in-person classes amid coronavirus outbreaks, saying the move could ultimately cost lives rather than saving them. Raising the issue … Read More

Trump adds new doctor to White House coronavirus task force

U.S. President Donald Trump has found a new doctor for his coronavirus task force — and this time there’s no daylight between them. Trump last week announced that Dr. Scott … Read More

925 students, staff quarantined after coronavirus outbreak in Georgia

A total of 925 students and staff members have been told to quarantine after a school district in Georgia reopened amid the novel coronavirus pandemic last week. In a statement … Read More

New York’s true coronavirus death toll remains a mystery as officials hold data

Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed … Read More

U.S. health officials getting fired, quitting amid coronavirus pandemic

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the … Read More

Coronavirus cases in U.S. top 5 million as infections rise in nearly 20 states

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. reached 5 million Sunday, by far the highest in the world, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. However, … Read More

Over 25,000 Americans died from coronavirus in July, as cases rose by 1.87M

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of … Read More

Mask debate reaches peak in U.S. Congress after member tests positive for coronavirus

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Capitol officials issued broad new mask requirements Wednesday after a Republican member of Congress tested positive for the coronavirus. The member, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, often … Read More

California, Texas, Florida set new daily records for COVID-19 deaths

California, Florida and Texas, the three largest U.S. states, all set one-day records for fatalities from COVID-19 on Wednesday, a Reuters tally showed, and the Miami-area school district said students … Read More

Russia behind spread of coronavirus disinformation, U.S. officials say

Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of … Read More

Global coronavirus cases are on the rise. But not everywhere.

The world is seeing an uptick in novel coronavirus cases. So far, 16.3 million people have been infected with the virus across the globe while 650,918 people have died, according … Read More

Model shows how many COVID-19 infected travellers could arrive at U.S. border in Ontario

As the United States continues to grapple with an influx of new cases of the novel coronavirus, many are questioning when the Canada-U.S. border could potentially reopen to non-essential travel. … Read More

U.S. sees over 1,000 coronavirus deaths for 4th straight day, but officials optimistic

The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 for the fourth straight day on Friday but a top White House advisor on the pandemic said she saw signs … Read More

3 of 4 Americans want masks to be mandatory amid coronavirus pandemic: poll

Three out of four Americans, including a majority of Republicans, favor requiring people to wear face coverings while outside their homes, a new poll finds, reflecting fresh alarm over spiking … Read More

As U.S. hits 4 million coronavirus cases in record time, deaths are also surging

Coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 4 million on Thursday, a milestone that was reached at an accelerated pace as cases — and now deaths — surge across the … Read More

Washington state bans indoor service at bars, restricts indoor dining

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he is tightening restrictions throughout the state in restaurants and bars, for weddings and funerals, and at gyms in a further effort to stem … Read More

Only 1 in 10 Americans want schools to reopen without coronavirus restrictions: poll

Virtual instruction. Mandated masks. Physical distancing. The start of school will look very different this year because of the coronavirus — and that’s OK with the vast majority of Americans. Only about … Read More

Next round of U.S. coronavirus aid could cost well over $1 trillion as demands rise

The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House officials negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small … Read More

Next round of U.S. coronavirus aid could cost well over $1 trillion as talks stall

The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House officials negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small … Read More

Trump changes tone on coronavirus, says things will get worse before it gets better

U.S. President Donald Trump sought to paint a rosier picture of the coronavirus for the nation Tuesday but conceded the pandemic is likely to get worse for a time as … Read More

California reports nearly 12,000 coronavirus cases in 1 day, setting new record

California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally of county data, as the Trump administration pushes for schools … Read More

Trump calls face masks ‘patriotic’ as U.S. coronavirus cases top 3.8 million

After months of declining to wear a face covering at public events amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted saying it is “patriotic” to wear … Read More

Kentucky saw nearly 1,000 coronavirus cases in a single day

A daily record of nearly 1,000 coronavirus cases was reported Sunday in Kentucky, a spike that the governor of that state said should be a “wake-up call” for residents to … Read More

Trump promises to control coronavirus spread as Florida cases surge over 5th straight day

Florida reported over 12,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the fifth day in a row the state has announced over 10,000 new infections, even as U.S. President Donald Trump … Read More

Coronavirus: Global deaths top 600,000 as Hong Kong warns of COVID-19 resurgence

The number of people around the world who have died as a result of the coronavirus has passed the 600,000 mark as countries from the U.S. to South Africa to … Read More

U.S. Republicans propose plan to shield businesses, schools from coronavirus lawsuits

A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising from inadequate coronavirus safeguards is putting Republicans and Democrats at loggerheads as Congress … Read More

Trump claims the U.S. has the world’s best coronavirus testing. Experts disagree

Here are some snapshots from what U.S. President Donald Trump describes as the nation with the “best testing in the world” for the coronavirus: In Sun Belt states where the … Read More

Coronavirus: Georgia governor sues Atlanta mayor, council over mandatory mask rule

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta’s mayor and city council to block the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to … Read More

U.S. extends cruise ship ban to end of September as coronavirus cases spike

Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of September as coronavirus infections rise in most U.S. states, including Florida. The Centers for Disease … Read More

Coronavirus: Georgia governor voids mandatory mask orders for 15 cities, counties

Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp is explicitly banning Georgia’s cities and counties from ordering people to wear masks in public places. He voided orders on Wednesday that at least 15 local … Read More

Coronavirus: White House turns on Fauci as Trump attempts to minimize COVID-19 spike

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as U.S. President Donald … Read More

Florida sets new record, adds 15,000 coronavirus cases in one day

Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours on Sunday, a day after Walt Disney World in Orlando reopened and anti-mask activists … Read More

Africa, India see spike in new COVID-19 cases as virus exposes inequalities

South Africa‘s confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its total passed 800,000. Inequality concerns are … Read More