Artificial intelligence-focused health care companies raised nearly $1 billion in funding in the first quarter of 2020, according to a new report from data analytics firm CB Insights, reflecting a growing trend in health tech: As much of the world braces for a probable pandemic-era recession, some health startups are nailing crucial, if eleventh-hour, funding.

The cash didn’t amount to a record-breaking total. But it was a welcome uptick from the final quarter of last year, when funding dipped for the first time all year.

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