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Oregon reports highest daily COVID-19 case total, may be linked to wildfires

Oregon reports highest daily COVID-19 case total, may be linked to wildfires

GarysFRPBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SALEM, Ore.) — After weeks of steady decline, COVID-19 cases are rising in Oregon — and wildfires may be contributing.The Oregon State Authority reported 457 new cases on Friday — the single highest daily total since the pandemic began. The state’s coronavirus total now stands at over 32,000 cases.Among the recent…Read more »

Man gets 1 year in jail for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules

Man gets 1 year in jail for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules

Charles County Sheriff’s OfficeBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(HUGHESVILLE, Md.) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to one year in jail after he hosted two parties against the governor’s COVID-19 large gathering orders, prosecutors said.Following a bench trial, Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, was convicted of two counts of failure to comply with an emergency order,…Read more »

Coronavirus live updates: Florida tops 14,000 deaths as restaurants reopen

Coronavirus live updates: Florida tops 14,000 deaths as restaurants reopen

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 984,000 people worldwide.Over 32.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns…Read more »

Two former leaders of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home charged in COVID-19 deaths

Two former leaders of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home charged in COVID-19 deaths

Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty ImagesBy ARIELLE MITROPOULOS and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(HOLYOKE, Mass.) — Two former leaders of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts have been indicted in connection with the COVID-19 deaths of nearly a dozen veterans, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday.Former Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director Dr. David Clinton each have been…Read more »