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Nov. 19 Coronavirus updates: Latest pandemic news and information

November 19 news about the coronavirus pandemic. The death rate surges in the U.S. as advancements in testing and potential vaccines await approval by the FDA.
Image: COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit Within A Houston Hospital Cares For Patients As Cases Continue To Rise
A medical staff member treats a patient suffering from coronavirus in the Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at United Memorial Medical Center on Nov. 16, 2020 in Houston.Go Nakamura / Getty Images

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The latest Covid-19 data and coverage:

857d ago / 10:50 PM UTC

California announces limited stay-at-home order

857d ago / 10:04 PM UTC

Archdiocese of New York sues N.Y.C.’s Department of Education for failing to provide required Covid testing

857d ago / 10:00 PM UTC

Pac-12 allows schools to go out of league to fill Covid-canceled football games

857d ago / 9:53 PM UTC

N.Y.C. mayor's reason for closing public schools was 'arbitrary,' adviser says

857d ago / 9:48 PM UTC

Ohio reaches “critical hospitalization levels,” governor says

857d ago / 9:33 PM UTC

First federal execution of a woman in decades halted after lawyers diagnosed with Covid

857d ago / 9:18 PM UTC

Biden urged to pick person of color for top health job amid pandemic's toll on minority groups

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857d ago / 8:45 PM UTC

More than 119,000 Americans have died since last White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing 4 months ago

857d ago / 8:18 PM UTC

Atlas on the outs with coronavirus task force but still pushing Trump's pandemic claims


857d ago / 8:00 PM UTC

'It's not enough': Health experts say Iowa governor's new Covid order is 'weak'

857d ago / 7:40 PM UTC

Rhode Island gov. orders 2-week 'pause'

857d ago / 7:38 PM UTC
857d ago / 7:10 PM UTC

Suit alleges Tyson Food plant manager bet on how many workers would get coronavirus

857d ago / 7:02 PM UTC

Annual Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney to go virtual

857d ago / 6:46 PM UTC

Intubated COVID-19 patient plays violin to thank healthcare workers

857d ago / 6:22 PM UTC
857d ago / 6:13 PM UTC

CDC warns America: Do not travel for Thanksgiving

857d ago / 6:04 PM UTC

Dem. senator says Trump vaccine distributions team hasn't briefed Biden

857d ago / 5:58 PM UTC

Nearly one out of four sailors from the Navy destroyer USS Michael Murphy test positive for Covid

857d ago / 5:16 PM UTC

Sioux Falls, SD mayor says new mask mandate is part of all hands on deck effort to stop spread

857d ago / 5:09 PM UTC

Mayor Bill de Blasio says reopening NYC schools require stricter measures, Cuomo to close indoor dining and gyms

857d ago / 4:36 PM UTC

Covid testing strained again as U.S. heads into holidays

857d ago / 4:12 PM UTC

Diversions and transfer delays plague hospitals overwhelmed by Covid-19 cases

857d ago / 4:06 PM UTC
857d ago / 3:11 PM UTC

These states set Covid-19 case and death records Wednesday

857d ago / 3:07 PM UTC

Latest initial weekly jobless claims tick up to 742,000

857d ago / 2:32 PM UTC

Photo: Long lines for testing at Dodger Stadium

857d ago / 1:02 PM UTC

Oxford researchers say vaccine data expected by Christmas

857d ago / 1:00 PM UTC
857d ago / 11:52 AM UTC

Germany reports slowdown in Covid-19 spread

857d ago / 11:44 AM UTC

Africa marks its 2 millionth Covid case

857d ago / 11:30 AM UTC
857d ago / 11:29 AM UTC

Georgia Democrats grapple over reaching voters in-person amid worsening pandemic

857d ago / 11:29 AM UTC

Covid-19 vaccines could be available by the end of December. Here's what needs to happen first.

857d ago / 11:28 AM UTC