BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Monday, April 20

Posted at 5:14 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 05:41:27-04

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 Monday, April 20. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

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5:50 PM

5:25 PM

5:00 PM

  • 7 residents taken to the hospital after coronavirus outbreak at St. Mark Village in Palm Harbor.

4:30 PM

  • 19 Sarasota Memorial Hospital employees have tested positive for coronavirus

3:00 PM

  • HART eliminates multiple express bus services out of its schedule, including Route 20X and Route 60LX, as means of complying with the state and county's safer-at-home orders.

2:30 PM

1:06 PM

  • The Florida Orchestra cancels rest of season.

10:42 AM

  • DOH reports 346 new positive cases and 15 new deaths in its morning update.
  • Total cases: 26,660
  • Total deaths: 789
  • Total hospitalizations: 3,842
  • Total tests: 262,495
  • Total recoveries in U.S.: 71,003, according to Johns Hopkins.

6:47 AM

  • Lockdown tensions grow as people seek to resume work or play.
  • Hospital organizations express frustrations over failed shipment of medical equipment.
  • Spain surpasses 200,000 coronavirus infections.

5:13 AM

  • Trump says deal on phase 4 of financial relief is "close."
  • US cases surpass 700,000.
  • NY, NJ report total of nearly 5,000 deaths at long-term care facilities.
  • Total deaths in Massachusetts exceed 1,500

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