LIVE: Coronavirus task force gives update as US death toll eclipses China’s

In the United States, where the spread of the coronavirus has been accelerating, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to 1 million more workers were needed.
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Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages amid coronavirus outbreak

For more than a week, governors have pushed back against administration assurances that supplies are available now, bitterly complaining to President Donald Trump that there's no coordination.

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More than 2,000 positive cases in Tenn.

Gov. Pritzker to extend disaster proclamation 30 days; Nearly 6,000 positive cases, 99 deaths in Ill.

Heartland organizations keep kids educated, entertained during COVID-19

Ride Mass Transit Dist. in southern Ill. to suspend fare collection indefinitely

Mo. state parks modify operations to address overcrowding

This includes a temporary closure of four state parks and a partial closure of a fifth park.
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Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

Passengers from an ill-fated South American cruise are anxious to disembark once they reach Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state’s health care resources are already stretched too thin to take on another ship’s coronavirus caseload.

Cape Girardeau lung doctor hospitalized with COVID-19

Family holds surprise Quarantine Parade for East Prairie, Mo. couple

Heartland churches offering alternative services

  Butler Co., Mo. resident tests positive for COVID-19

Grocery store guidance to prevent COVID-19

Guidelines for caring for those with COVID-19

Mass emergency text alert from Ill. asks for healthcare workers

Mount Vernon’s Market Days in May canceled

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  US cities brace for coronavirus spread; Spain’s hospitals at breaking point

The top infectious-disease expert in the United States warned that smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus cases that New York is seeing.

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SEMO introduces new head men’s basketball coach

Goreville, Ill. fans missing out on IHSA State Championship opportunity

Goreville fans are missing out on an opportunity to cheer on their basketball team in the IHSA State Championship.

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  American Red Cross host emergency blood drives across the Heartland

  Cape Girardeau Police investigating early morning shooting; Man shot in leg

  First Alert: Soggy morning, frost possible overnight

What you need to know March 31

Missing Graves County teen found safe

KSP said the 17-year-old was found a few miles from his home early Tuesday morning.
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As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.

  Herrin House of Hope facing high demand for meals

Doctor at UTHSC says COVID-19 tests can give false-negative results

  Gov. Bill Lee issues statewide ‘safer-at-home’ order closing all non-essential businesses

Vehicle emissions testing deadline extended