BLOG: Latest coronavirus updates for Saturday, May 2

Posted at 9:15 AM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 11:11:39-04

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'll be updating this daily blog as we continue to get through this together.

8:07 PM

  • Nearly 200 people were able to take the coronavirus test right in their neighborhood Saturday morning with pop-up testing site

7:14 PM

6:04 PM

  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate leader Mitch McConnell respectfully decline offer of quick COVID-19 tests

5:33 PM

  • A total of 4,978 people died from COVID-19, according to the WHO’s situation reports which details the number of new and total COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide.
  • April 30 and May 1 marked the deadliest 48 hours in the United States’ fight against COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization.

4:46 PM

  • Britain’s Department of Health says a total of 28,131 people have died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for the new coronavirus in the United Kingdom, an increase of 621 from the previous tally.

3:35 PM

  • University of Tampa will hold its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony on May 9 at 11 a.m. More information will be given out on Monday.

2:39 PM

  • Spaniards filled the streets to exercise for the first time after seven weeks of confinement to fight the coronavirus.

1:17 PM

  • France hopes to extend the health emergency put in place to fight the coronavirus crisis until July 24.

12:42 PM

  • The number of beds treating COVID-19 patients continued to decline as Italy prepared to ease its strict lockdown measures on Monday.

11:30 AM

7:55 AM

  • Russia reported a sharp spike in its daily tally of coronavirus infection cases, with a new one-day high of 9,633 on Saturday


  • Africa now has more than 40,000 coronavirus cases

3:01 AM

  • Singapore will let selected businesses reopen from May 12 in a cautious rollback of a two-month partial lockdown to curb the virus spread

1:27 AM

  • China, where the pandemic began in December, reported one new infection and no deaths in the 24 hours through midnight Friday

Important updates from Friday, May 1

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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