BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Saturday, April 11

Posted at 9:07 AM, Apr 11, 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 Saturday, April 11. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

8:40 PM

  • The IRS says the first economic support payments stemming from the coronavirus outbreak have been deposited in taxpayers’ bank accounts.

7:36 PM

  • Organizers of the Burning Man Project say they are committed to providing ticket refunds after the event was canceled because of COVID-19.
  • Burning Man is a lifestyle and entertainment gathering that typically attracts 80,000 people from around the world.

7:15 PM

  • Queen Elizabeth II has stressed the need for the British people to continue to abide with lockdown restrictions over the rest of the Easter weekend.

6:37 PM

  • Department of Health reports 18,986 positive COVID-19 cases. The death toll is at 446.

4:38 PM

  • First Watch to temporarily close all company-owned restaurants on Monday due to COVID-19
  • The company will continue restaurant managers’ existing healthcare benefits
  • First Watch will cover 100% of out-of-pocket costs, co-pays and deductibles for any medical visits related to COVID-19.
  • The company also invested in telemedicine benefits for every First Watch employee and their family, at no cost to them, so all have access to medical professionals who can diagnose, authorize testing and even prescribe medications.
  • Restaurant managers will be provided a bonus upon their return to work to close the gap between the federal and state benefits they received and their First Watch salary.

4:19 PM

  • The Fresh Market is requiring all guests to wear face coverings when they enter the store

2:43 PM

2:22 PM

  • Italy tops 19,000 deaths, 150,000 coronavirus cases.

12:57 PM

  • Two more Hillsborough County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. This brings the number of deaths to 14.

11:44 AM

11:10 AM

  • DOH in Hillsborough County reports two more deaths, bringing county total to 14.
  • 69-year-old male
  • 71-year-old female
  • 92-year-old female
  • 68-year-old female
  • 86-year-old female
  • 77-year-old male
  • 55-year-old male
  • 78-year-old male
  • 74-year-old male
  • 67-year-old male
  • 74-year-old male
  • 73-year-old male
  • 63-year-old male
  • 93-year-old female

11:04 AM

  • Florida Department of Health reports 526 new positive cases, 19 new deaths.
  • Total positive cases: 18,494
  • Total deaths: 438
  • Total tests: 173,187
  • Hospitalizations: 2,528
  • U.S. recovered: 29,192 per Johns Hopkins. Florida health officials have not released recovery numbers for the state.

10:52 AM

  • New York schools to close for remaining academic year.

10:00 AM

9:00 AM

  • British PM Boris Johnson makes ‘very good progress’ in London hospital.
  • Italy urges people to stay at home for Easter and Easter Monday.
  • Spain reports lowest daily death count in nearly 3 weeks, rise in number infected.

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