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Anchorage airport, hotels see tourism numbers rebound

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s largest airport saw a big jump in summer passengers compared to the 2020 season, when the pandemic kept many people at home.
COVID-19 outbreak at Nova Scotia long-term care facility grows to 22 cases

COVID-19 outbreak at Nova Scotia long-term care facility grows to 22 cases

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia say a COVID-19 outbreak is growing at a long-term care facility in the province's northern region. A total of 22 residents and staff members at East Cumberland Lodge, in Pugwash, N.S.
Germany reports daily high number of new coronavirus cases

Germany reports daily high number of new coronavirus cases

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national disease control center reported a record-high number of new coronavirus cases Wednesday as one of the country's top virologists warned that another lockdown would be needed if vaccinations do not quickly accelerate.
What you need to know about Ontario's booster shot rollout

What you need to know about Ontario's booster shot rollout

More than 213,000 Ontarians have received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine so far as the province takes a phased approach to boosters, making them available first to people who are at higher risk of contracting the virus.

Anchorage Assembly member survives recall attempt

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage Assembly member has survived a recall attempt organized by opponents of COVID-19 mandates.

Alaska hospital leader hopeful about virus hospitalizations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The leader of Alaska's hospital association cited a recent decline in hospitalizations related to COVID-19 as a possible turning point following a prolonged period in which resources at health care facilities in the state wer

Belgium plans COVID-19 booster shot for all

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities said on Wednesday they approved plans to have a COVID-19 booster shot for all who would want one.
Rodgers stands by remarks, admits being misleading on status

Rodgers stands by remarks, admits being misleading on status

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Daily COVID-19 infections jump in Czech Republic, Slovakia

Daily COVID-19 infections jump in Czech Republic, Slovakia

PRAGUE (AP) — Coronavirus cases soared to a new record high in Slovakia on Wednesday, with some hospitals having to move COVID-19 patients elsewhere in the country because they couldn't take any more.

Italy offers boosters to those over 40 amid 4th virus wave

ROME (AP) — Italy is expanding the number of people eligible for a booster vaccine as the 4th wave in the COVID-19 pandemic grips Europe.