COVID-19 TRACKER: Cases state by state

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INDIANAPOLIS — As area residents continue to receive the bamlanivimab monoclonal antibody therapy drug to help them cope with their mild COVID-19 symptoms, there’s one Joplin native, watching from afar, who’s smiling at the news.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden pledged Friday to boost supplies of coronavirus vaccine and set up new vaccination sites to meet his goal of 100 million shots in 100 days. It's part of a broader COVID strategy that also seeks to straighten out snags in testing and ensure mi…

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NEOSHO, Mo. — The Newton County Health Department announced on Friday a death related to COVID-19. 

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The Lawrence County Health Department on Friday announced 15 new COVID-19 deaths of residents, bringing the county's total to 74.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals on health care, education, labor and cybersecuri…

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The Missouri House of Representatives will not meet next week because of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Capitol building, Republican leaders announced Thursday evening.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri on Thursday opened up coronavirus vaccines to police, firefighters and health care administrators as the state prepares for an influx of vaccines next week.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs.

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State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Districts can skip the mandatory two-week quarantine for teachers and students as long as they’re following COVID-19 safety protocols such as mask-wearing and social distancing, health officials said Tuesday.

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By PAN PYLAS (AP) — Waning trust in governments and all types of media is threatening to limit the rollout of coronavirus vaccines around the world, particularly in the United States, according to a survey conducted by communications firm Edelman.

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Two back-to-back family holidays, pandemic fatigue and a reduction in public attention to safety measures as vaccines begin to be distributed have all contributed to an increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths across the Joplin metro area this month.

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PHOENIX (AP) — As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any new restrictions on businesses to stop the spread.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a slower-than-hoped coronavirus vaccine rollout, the Trump administration abruptly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of shots to more people. The move came as cases and deaths surged to alarming new highs.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Within a span of about 24 hours, three House Democrats announced they tested positive for COVID-19, prompting concern that last week’s insurrection at the Capitol has also turned into a super-spreader event threatening the health of lawmakers and their staffs.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri state House on Tuesday adopted new rules to allow the public to weigh in on proposed bills virtually in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The IRS said that after initial problems, it is getting more of the second round of relief payments to taxpayers.

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A grim milestone was reached Monday when the Joplin Health Department reported four additional deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the city's total to 100.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The coronavirus death toll in California reached 30,000 on Monday, another staggering milestone as the nation's most populous state endures the worst surge of the nearly yearlong pandemic.

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Free COVID-19 testing will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Access Family Care, 530 S. Maiden Lane in Joplin.

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The U.S. is entering the second month of the biggest vaccination drive in history with a major expansion of the campaign, opening football stadiums, major league ballparks, fairgrounds and convention centers to inoculate a larger and more diverse pool of people.

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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year.

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The Joplin Health Department on Monday reported four additional deaths of residents due to COVID-19, bringing the city's total to 100.

(AP) An Oklahoma judge has extended a temporary restraining order that allows bars and restaurants across Oklahoma to stay open past an 11 p.m. curfew issued in November by Gov. Kevin Stitt in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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LONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary said Sunday that every adult in the country will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine by the autumn as the U.K. ramps up its mass vaccination program amid a huge surge of infections and hospital admissions.

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In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States are telling their followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take, given their remote and indirect connection to lines of cells derived from a…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 surging and vaccinations off to a slow start, President-elect Joe Biden will rapidly release most available vaccine doses to protect more people, his office said Friday, a reversal of Trump administration policies.

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Joplin School District employees who had not used their COVID-19 emergency leave before the end of 2020 will still have that option available through the end of the school year despite the expiration of a federal law that provided that leave.

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NEOSHO, Mo. — The Newton County Health Department on Friday reported two more deaths from COVID-19. 

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State and local governments are expected to receive their first infusion of federal money to support vaccination efforts against the coronavirus later this month, providing a potential boost to an effort that has gone slower than expected in some states.

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The Jasper County Health Department on Friday reported six additional deaths of residents due to COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 110.

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ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. topped 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time, breaking a record set just one day earlier, as governors tried to ramp up the pace of vaccinations and open the line to elderly people and others.

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