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 www.abcactionnews.com/virus. Don't forget we are in this together!
- St. Pete Pride postpones its scheduled June festivities to a later date due to coronavirus concerns.
- 7 residents taken to the hospital after coronavirus outbreak at St. Mark Village in Palm Harbor.
- 19 Sarasota Memorial Hospital employees have tested positive for coronavirus
- 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.
- The Florida Orchestra cancels rest of season.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Important updates from Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19
- Florida releases names of long-term care facilities and nursing homes with COVID-19 cases.
- Gov. DeSantis announces that K-12 students will remain learning online through the rest of the school year.
- U.S. and Canada agree to keep the border closed to nonessential travel for another 30 days.
- During a briefing at the White House on Sunday, President Donald Trump said he would use the Defense Production Act to force medical manufacturers to create more swabs that can be used in COVID-19 tests.
- President Donald Trump says his administration and Congress are getting close to a deal on an aid package of up to $450 billion.
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