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Virus Outbreak, ADVISORY

President Donald Trump pulled the plug on his freewheeling daily coronavirus briefings when they turned into a political liability this spring. But he was set to revive them late Tuesday as he looked to halt an erosion of support at a time when confirmed cases are spiking across the country. The public show at the White House comes as the next stage of the federal government’s response to the pandemic is being worked out on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers and White House officials opened negotiations Tuesday on a “phase four” rescue package of a trillion dollars or more.

The AP plans the following coverage today of the virus outbreak. For up-to-the minute information, visit AP Newsroom’s coverage hub Find AP Virus Alerts here


PUBLIC HEALTH-FRONTLINE WORKERS: Chantee Mack was a veteran public health worker, so she knew the coronavirus could kill. So she asked — twice — for permission to work from home. But the Prince George’s County health department in Maryland deemed her essential and said no. Eight weeks later, she was dead. The outbreak at the Maryland office that sickened 20 workers and killed Mack illustrates the tension between serving the community and protecting workers from a deadly disease. SENT: 1540 words, photos.


VIRUS OUTBREAK-GLOBAL: President Donald Trump pulled the plug on his freewheeling daily coronavirus briefings when they turned into a political liability this spring, but he was reviving them Tuesday, looking to halt a campaign-season erosion of support as new cases spike across the country SENT; developing. With VIRUS OUTBREAK-THE LATEST

VIRUS OUTBREAK-ANTIBODIES: New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only last a few months in people with mild illness. Tuesday’s report in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that about half of antibodies are gone after roughly 10 weeks. SENT: 470 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-ECONOMIC HARDSHIP POLL: As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, a new poll from NORC at the University of Chicago finds it’s having different effects on Americans’ economic well-being. SENT: 855 words, photos.

FINANCIAL MARKETS: Stocks closed mostly higher on Wall Street Tuesday despite a late stumble that nearly wiped out the market’s gains for the day. SENT: 920 words, photos.

EUROPE SUMMIT: After four days and nights of wrangling, exhausted European Union leaders have finally reached agreement on an unprecedented $2.1 trillion budget and coronavirus recovery fund. SENT: 1050 words, photos. With EUROPE-SUMMIT-RUTTE: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has not won many new friends with his tough negotiating over the course of a marathon four-day European Union summit in Brussels. That didn’t bother the three-term leader who is a veteran of plenty of past EU negotiations.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-CHINA HACKING: The Justice Department has accused two Chinese hackers of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars of trade secrets from companies across the world and more recently targeting firms developing a coronavirus vaccine. SENT; developing.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-TEACHERS: As pressure mounts for teachers to return to their classrooms this fall, concerns about the pandemic are pushing many toward alternatives, including early retirement, as some mobilize to delay school reopenings in areas hardest hit by the coronavirus. SENT: 880 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPAIN-CONTACT TRACING: With the coronavirus rebounding in parts of Spain, it appears Catalonia and other regions have not adequately prepared to trace new infections in what was supposed to be an early detection system to prevent a new cascade of cases. SENT: 1000 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-ARGENTINA-PSYCHOLOGY: Coronavirus quarantines are posing a special challenge for residents of Buenos Aires who want to continue their psychological counseling amid the lockdown. SENT: 775 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-ISRAEL-THE UNDEREMPLOYED: Thousands of Israelis have been forced to abandon their professions and find any job that will pay the bills as the coronavirus pandemic continues to roil the country. Underemployment has become a reality for many for whom the alternative — unemployment — is unacceptable. SENT: 950 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-LEBANON-HEALTH MINISTER: Lebanon’s health minister says the financially troubled Mediterranean country, which has so far managed to contain the coronavirus, is sliding toward a critical stage. SENT: 890 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-CONGRESS: The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion. White House negotiators fanned out Capitol Hill Tuesday to launch talks with Republicans and Democrats. SENT: 950 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-FLORIDA: Gov. Ron DeSantis is expressing confidence that Florida will soon contain its coronavirus outbreak and that hospitals can handle the current influx of patients. SENT: 765 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW YORK: Residents from 31 states must now quarantine for 14 days when arriving in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as dozens of states face rising positive COVID-19 rates. SENT: 600 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-ATLANTA MASK LAWSUIT: A judge has recused herself from hearing a lawsuit filed by Georgia’s governor to get Atlanta to stop enforcing a mask mandate and other measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. SENT: 670 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-KENTUCKY SENATE: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s prominent role in the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic has become Topic A in his bitter campaign against Democratic challenger Amy McGrath in Kentucky. SENT: 650 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-CHEFS FOR AMERICA: When Manish Mallick opened his Chicago restaurant last year, he was focused on building a business that got rave reviews for its “progressive Indian cuisine.” Now he regularly delivers hundreds of meals to those hardest-hit by the pandemic. SENT: 780 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-ASIA: Australia’s hot spot Victoria state is reporting 374 new cases of COVID-19, its second-highest daily tally. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews says a lockdown in Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, which began two weeks ago, is having an impact. Includes other developments from throughout Asia. SENT: 735 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-VIRBAL QUESTIONS-GYM: Is it safe to go to the gym during the pandemic? It depends on where you live and the precautions you and the gym take. SENT: 320 words, photos.


VIRUS OUTBREAK-TEXAS PRISON: The federal Bureau of Prisons says more than 500 women have tested positive for the coronavirus at a Texas medical prison. It’s one of the largest confirmed outbreaks at a federal prison SENT: 500 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-PRIVATE PROMS: Amid the debate over how to reopen schools safely, some teens and parents are organizing private proms to replace events canceled because of the coronavirus. SENT: 510 words, photos.

WALMART-THANKSGIVING: Walmart will close its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs on Thanksgiving Day this year, saying that it wants to have its employees spend time with their families during the coronavirus. SENT: 310 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-SOUTH AFRICA: There is growing concern that South Africa’s hospitals may not be able to cope with the numbers of COVID-19 patients expected in the next two months. SENT: 310 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-INDIA-DELHI A new study indicates that far more people have been infected with the coronavirus in India’s capital region than official figures show. SENT: 370 words, photos.


-US cases county-by-county. Embed code can be found in Coverage Plan. A static graphic also will be available in AP Newsroom.

-State trends (table): Trends in new cases and positivity rates for each U.S. state over the past 14 days.

-Case count (table): Searchable table of confirmed cases, including recoveries and deaths, by country, updated each hour.

-Interactive breakdown of unemployment filings by state with time scale for each (going back as far as 2000)

-Virus Europe Spread (map): An auto updating European map tracking the total confirmed cases, recoveries and deaths from coronavirus.

Additional graphics and interactives include:

– Flattening the Coronavirus Curve (Chart): Chart compares the cumulative cases over time in some of the hardest hit countries by coronavirus.

-Virus Global Spread (table): Table of countries which have confirmed cases of the virus. Table also includes when the virus was initially reported and the number of deaths by country.

-Virus Global Spread (Map): Map of countries which have confirmed cases of the virus. Map also includes when the virus was initially reported and the number of deaths by country.

-Virus US State Map: State by state count of confirmed cases in the U.S.

-Virus US State Table: Table tracks the number of cases, recoveries and deaths for the US including its territories.

-Status of Cases Worldwide: Auto-updating once a day, this chart tracks the levels of active cases and deaths from COVID-19 around the world over time.


AP photos have moved from South Africa, Sweden, India, Myanmar, South Korea, Pakistan, France, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, China, various US, Latin America locations.


AP video has moved from Yemen, France, Germany, Spain, Lebanon, India, Syria, France, various US, Latin America locations.