LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - After months of diligently isolating, truck driver Tommy Macias, 51, made one error that cost him his life. He went to a barbecue party with some friends. He didn't know that someone who had tested positive for COVID-19, but showed no symptoms, also was there. "It was all preventable," said Gustavo Lopez, Macias' 52-year-old brother-in-law. "That person knew he had ...

RALEIGH, N.C. - The cumulative number of North Carolinians infected with the novel coronavirus is nearing half a million, according to one group of researchers, more than seven times the number of positive tests. The estimate of 483,156 people infected may seem large, but it means less than 5% of the state's population has been infected, and as many as 9.8 million people are still susceptible ...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - In the increasingly nasty debate about coronavirus masks, Palm Beach County became the nation's focus for the all the wrong reasons. A woman stood before county commissioners a couple weeks back and demanded that they vote against requiring people to wear face coverings in public to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. She was one of about 45 angry people making the ...

LOS ANGELES - California is entering a perilous Fourth of July holiday weekend: Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are continuing to surge even as officials beg the public to avoid crowds and keep physical distancing in hopes of preventing more outbreaks that could overwhelm the state's hospitals. Californians who hoped the Independence Day weekend would bring a return to some semblance of ...