Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers

NEW YORK (AP) — Around the world, the race is on to protect people against becoming infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers. A new study shows the illness may be spread by people without symptoms. Governments are now pitted against each other to buy protective gear and medical equipment. In New York state, deaths doubled just in 72 hours to more than 1,900. Spain reported its record 950 deaths in 24 hours, even as its infection rate appeared to ease. The World Health Organization said more than 95% of people who have died of coronavirus in Europe have been older than 60.