Local updates

OLEAN — Olean General Hospital has three COVID-19 patients and six others under review as of Wednesday, hospital officials report.

WARREN — An Allegheny National Forest closure order prohibits all fires and overnight camping while mandating a group-size limitation of 10 people or less.

OLEAN — Two more Cattaraugus County residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, increasing the total to 12.

BATH — The Steuben County Public Health Department on Wednesday reported the death of a sixth individual as a result of COVID-19 — five of them residents of nursing homes.

JAMESTOWN — It began with a phone call from an emergency management operations center member in Cattaraugus County in early March.

SALAMANCA — The Salamanca Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday through the Zoom video conferencing, another new normal for the school district as they rolled into week four of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New data shows New York City’s death toll from COVID-19 has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic communities. And deaths continue to rise statewide at a record pace, even as stay-at-home restrictions show signs of working.

ALBANY (TNS) — Daily coronavirus deaths in New York reached a grim new high point as 779 more people have died, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York state reported 731 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, its biggest jump since the start of the outbreak, dampening some of the cautious optimism officials have expressed about efforts to stop the spread of the virus.

Local superintendents provided comments regarding news that the June Regents exams have been canceled for students across the state.

National Updates

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As Covid-19 spreads like wildfire in Brazil, those who live in densely populated hilltop slums, known as favelas, are left to fend for themselves. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-lin…

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(The Center Square) – Despite the rising death toll, the U.S. continues to see encouraging signs that stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements are working to slow the spread of COVID-19, federal health officials said Wednesday.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a rosy portrait of a smoothly running federal emergency lending program for small businesses that doesn't match reality and revised history yet…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is telling House Democrats that direct deposits to Americans will begin next week under the coronavirus aid package.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are wrestling over how best to assail President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy’s shutdown, even as the country lurches in…

NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can.

BOSTON (AP) — Courthouses shuttered. Thousands of trials on hold. Legal deadlines pushed.

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization was on the defensive Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump blasted the U.N. health body over its recommendations on the coronavirus and threat…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on West 30th Street full of ambition. Decades later, the award-winnin…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presiden…

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — After going to sleep angry and afraid to vote, Xavier Thomas woke up on Election Day in Wisconsin thinking about how hard black people had to fight for the right to cast…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To curb the coronavirus spread, Los Angeles has embarked on a massive effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect them and others…

ATLANTA (AP) — The daily dance begins when he arrives at the door. I meet him, prop the door open and quickly take a few steps backward. I don't want to get too close yet. He slips off his sho…

The Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic, Wuhan, reopened Wednesday after 76 days in lockdown. Elsewhere, the economic, political and psychological toll of fighting the new coronav…

As owners of a wedding and event-planning business, Karina Lopez and Curtis Rogers have always known how the best-laid plans can go awry. But there’s no way they could have imagined just a few…

As disappointing as it's been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach Erik Bakich sees a silver lining.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — At the construction site in Tel Aviv, Jamal Salman and the other Palestinian workers wore gloves and masks, and their employer provided apartments for them to stay o…

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the Chinese city where the gl…

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mary Louise Brown Morgan kept a garden full of rosebushes and just about every kind of fruit tree, from plums to satsuma oranges to kumquats. And when the lawn surrounding h…

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — If Wisconsin was a test case for voting in the age of coronavirus, it did not go well for many voters.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, including removing the inspector …