Coronavirus

  Coronavirus puts UK PM in intensive care; Japan declares emergency

Japan's prime minister declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures after a spike in infections there but it came in the form of a stay-at-home request.

  Pandemic politics: Wisconsin primary moving forward

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Mich. woman recreates cruise at home after it was canceled due to coronavirus

Can pets contract coronavirus? Concerns raised after Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive

Mental health professional offers free ‘Flatten the Curve’ support group

Mayville Baptist pastor questions why churches aren’t ‘essential’

  LMPD investigators reviewing video of social-distancing dispute at Norton Commons

  Virus deaths slow in some places, British PM’s condition worsens

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  Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

Study: Kentucky among states with most at-risk groups

Beshear, UPS confirm employee death

GE Appliances manufactures face shields for healthcare workers, first responders

JCPS board discusses changes to 2019-2020 school calendar amid school closures

Congress, White House reach high for next virus bill

3M, U.S. reach agreement that allows mask exports to Canada

The company said Monday that the U.S. government and 3M have a plan to produce 166.5 million masks over the next three months to support healthcare workers in the United States.

  California loans 500 ventilators to 4 states, 2 territories

The loan comes after California's hospitals added more than 3,000 ventilators to their supplies through refurbishing old or broken ones and buying some new.

  Have you noticed your child’s behavior change lately? Here is how you can help

Parenting in a pandemic is whole new world for many of us. It’s stressful for adults, it’s also stressful for our kids.

  Dare to Care gets armed with National Guard help

The Kentucky National Guard has been deployed to food banks across the Commonwealth, including locations in Elizabethtown and Louisville.

  Navy leader calls fired carrier captain ‘naive’ or ‘stupid’

Trump, Biden spoke by phone about coronavirus outbreak

Kentucky Nurses Association launches campaign supporting healthcare workers

  Kentucky Lt. governor talks unemployment, state response to coronavirus pandemic

  Kentucky FBI ready to fight coronavirus scams

  WATCH: No birthday party, no problem: Police lead drive-by parade for 5-year-old

State tops 1,000 total coronavirus cases, 14 new deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed 54 new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky, sending the state over the 1,000 mark.

Bonefish Grill to offer Easter dinner family bundle

Orders are available for carryout and delivery and must be placed in advance.

Los Angeles has the lowest pollution in the world

The most likely explanation is with so many people sheltering in place, fewer cars are on the road.

Nearly half of Lexington’s COVID-19 patients released from isolation, expected to recover

The city’s total number of cases is now at 159.

Celebrate Easter with Walker’s Exchange curbside feast

The meal can feed four adults. There is also an option to add a bottle of wine, domestic beer or local Louisville beer for an additional fee.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Andy Beshear gives daily update on coronavirus in Ky.

Kentucky governor Andy Beshear gives Monday evening update on COVID-19 in the state.

Fischer confirms 59 new coronavirus cases, 3 new deaths in Jefferson County

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer confirmed Jefferson County’s largest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases.

  Parents, students and teachers have mixed emotions for JCPS NTI plan

The school district said Non-Traditional Instruction was a necessary step to continue learning while practicing social distancing.

  Louisville firefighter back on the job after COVID-19 recovery

Branch said as a firefighter he knew the risks, but as a husband and as a dad it's been tough.

WATCH LIVE: Louisville mayor Greg Fischer gives COVID-19 daily briefing

Mayor Fischer and Dr. Moyer hold Monday afternoon update on coronavirus cases in Jefferson County.

NFL going virtual for upcoming draft

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes.

  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of the hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

  Virus is mostly mild and rarely fatal for US kids, data show

The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require hospital treatment.

  Kroger to limit number of customers inside stores to help reduce spread of coronavirus

Kroger is the latest grocery chain to reduce the maximum number of customers allowed in its supermarkets.

  Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

The multi-hour TV special, which will also stream live on YouTube, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more platforms.

Blood donation drive to be held at KFC Yum! Center

"The Time to Give Blood is Now" drive will be held on Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9.

  Wall Street leaps 7%, markets rally worldwide on virus hopes

Stocks around the world jumped Monday after some of the hardest-hit areas offered sparks of hope that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may be on the horizon.

  Mass. man accused of spitting, coughing in grocery store during coronavirus outbreak

A wild scene erupted Saturday morning at a Massachusetts grocery store after shoppers claimed a man was spitting in the produce aisle.

Baby born prematurely dies after mother infected with COVID-19; test results for baby pending

The infant’s mother was admitted to a Baton Rouge hospital days before the baby's death.

British Open canceled, Masters to November in major rescheduling

It was a major piece of golf trying to reconfigure a schedule brought on by the spread of the new coronavirus.

Elton John launches $1 million coronavirus emergency fund to help people with HIV/AIDS

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is looking for solutions to help people already living with or at severe risk of HIV/AIDS during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Marvel remakes release calendar; ‘Mulan’ moves to late July

Disney isn't abandoning the summer completely. “Mulan,” which had been scheduled for March and already had its red carpet premiere, will now open July 24.

What to do if you entered the coronavirus outbreak with credit card debt

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing millions of Americans to find a way to make ends meet as unemployment hits an all-time high.

  As cases surge, 3 in 4 US hospitals already facing COVID-19

Three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, according to a federal report that finds hospitals expect to be overwhelmed as cases rocket toward their projected peak.

  Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic

Buying groceries online — which many Americans are doing to drastically reduce how often they leave their homes — is only open to SNAP recipients in six U.S. states, and Pennsylvania is not one of them.

139 COVID-19 deaths reported in Indiana; 536 new cases

Currently, there are 4,944 cases in the state.

  Walmart workers die from coronavirus in Ill.

Phillip Thomas had worked at the Walmart store for nine years, and Wando Evans had been an overnight maintenance worker since 2006.

  Man creates device to help illustrate social distancing

A Michigan man created a device to show how far people should stay away for safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Family: Jody Demling tests positive for COVID-19

Jody Demling’s family posted on Facebook that he tested positive for COVID-19.

  Daughter pleads for rescue of sick mom on cruise ship in Fla. after father dies of coronavirus

The couple’s daughter is desperate to get her mom off the ship. Her father died at a Miami hospital after waiting four hours to be transferred off the ship.

  Walmart to limit customers in stores to reduce risk of spreading coronavirus

Retail giant Walmart is the latest to announce new restrictions inside its stores to help promote social distancing and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

  Duran Duran bassist John Taylor reveals coronavirus diagnosis, recovery

The bass player for iconic 1980s band Duran Duran described his illness as a “turbo-charged flu” and that he came out of it “feeling OK.”

  Surgeon general releases video demonstrating how to make face masks

Health officials stress they don't want people rushing to get medical or surgical masks. Instead, one option is to make your own.

  Family separated due to coronavirus reunited with newborn son after 10 days

The baby was kept in quarantine for 10 days while he was tested for COVID-19, with nurses snapping photos of him to keep up his parents' spirits.

  Louisville makeup artist trades brushes to spread love and hope across city

A local makeup artist is using her talents to cheer people up during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Oldest female Marine in Calif. celebrates 104th birthday with drive-by party due to coronavirus

Sexism didn’t stop her from joining the Marines in the 1940s, and coronavirus didn't stop her from celebrating her 104th birthday.

Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the new coronavirus. It's believed to be the first infection in an animal in the U.S. and the first known in a tiger anywhere.

  Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives; Europe hopes crisis peaking

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 hotspot in Europe.

  Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism

The U.S. surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning “this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly.”

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches unapproved drug for coronavirus

President Donald Trump is pitching an unapproved medicine for COVID-19 sufferers that science has not concluded is effective or safe. “Take it,” he said of the drug.

  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital with the coronavirus.

Covington company to provide state with thousands of COVID-19 tests per day

Kentucky has performed 18,767 tests in total to date.

Despite mandates, Bullitt County church still hosts services

Maryville Baptist Church hosted services and dozens of people still attended in person on Sunday.

Gov. Beshear confirms 38 new positive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths in Ky.

Kentucky governor Andy Beshear announced on Sunday’s update briefing that 38 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in the state.

  U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment.

Louisville mayor Greg Fischer confirms 313 positive cases in Jefferson Co., six new deaths

Louisville mayor Greg Fischer announced in a briefing Sunday afternoon that a total of 313 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Jefferson County.

  States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

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.

Shelby County reports first death from COVID-19, two additional cases

The first death in Shelby County due to the novel coronavirus has been reported by the North Central District Health Department Sunday afternoon.

  Calif. dog daycare remains open for first responders’ pets

A San Francisco Bay Area business is staying open to care for essential workers’ dogs, even as the doggy daycare struggles to stay afloat.

Worried about money amid the coronavirus pandemic? A financial expert has some advice

Unemployment is skyrocketing as businesses continue closing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Queen: History will remember your actions in coronavirus crisis

In a rare address to the nation, Queen Elizabeth II plans to exhort Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on wisdom from her decades as Britain’s head of state to urge discipline and resolve in a time of crisis.

Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops

Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he said should focus people’s attention on what’s most important, despite heavy hearts — using one’s life to serve others.

LMPD takes to the skies to show social distancing in local parks

LMPD released pictures on their Facebook page Saturday showing social distancing being practiced in several local parks.

  Biden says Democratic convention may need to be held virtually

Former Vice President Joe Biden says the Democratic National Convention that has already been delayed until August may need to be held virtually.

Indiana State Health Department announces 11 new deaths, 464 more positive cases of COVID-19

464 residents in the state of Indiana have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Indiana to 4,411.

  One ton of food, originally meant for 2020 Olympics, donated to Colo. food banks

The food will be donated to food banks in all 31 counties of southern Colorado, based on population size.

Only passenger on flight, woman going to see dying mother upgraded to first class for free

The flight crew upgraded the woman to first class, addressed her personally over the loudspeaker and took selfies with her.

  Good Samaritans spend more than $1,000 on gas for Detroit nurses treating coronavirus

A Michigan man used his savings to buy gas for at least 50 nurses fighting COVID-19 and inspired others to help his cause.