BLOG: coronavirus updates from Friday, May 1

Posted at 5:36 AM, May 01, 2020

FLORIDA – ABC Action News is committed to providing Tampa Bay area residents all of the updates on the coronavirus, COVID-19, and the impact it's having on our way of life. To help you stay on top of it all, we've compiled all the updates for Thursday, April 30. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

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  • SenCare Management, on behalf of its 18 Grand Villa properties throughout the state, released an update about the status of COVID-19 testing being conducted in its communities. Several staff members have tested positive for COVID-19:
  • Grand Villa New Port Richey: 31 tested, 8 positive
  • Grand Villa of Sarasota: 20 tested, 1 positive

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  • The Mall at UTC will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 6 at 11 a.m.

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  • DEO confirmed to ABC Action News' I-Team that they launched a new page that makes sure Floridians who applied for unemployment are paid retroactively to when they lost their jobs, not to when they were able to apply.

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  • DOH in Hillsborough County reports one additional COVID-19 related death. The total deaths in the county is now 24.

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  • 1,038 new cases, 46 new deaths reported in Florida since yesterday

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  • Huntington Beach to legally challenge California beach closure order.
  • US coronavirus deaths surpass 63,000.

Important updates from Thursday, April 30

Important updates from Wednesday, April 29

Important updates from Tuesday, April 28

Important updates from Monday, April 27


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