BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Sunday, April 12

Posted at 9:20 AM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 04:39:15-04

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 Sunday, April 12. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

8:45 PM

  • ABC News has confirmed New York real estate mogul Stanley Chera has died after battling the coronavirus

8:21 PM

  • The relief package that Congress approved to help Americans during the coronavirus pandemic has one major exclusion: millions of immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. but work here and pay taxes.

7:45 PM

  • More than 3,300 deaths have been linked to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities nationwide, an alarming rise in just the past two weeks.

6:09 PM

  • Department of Health reports 19,895 positive COVID-19 cases. Death toll is at 461

5:36 PM

  • A WWE employee has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The matter is low risk to WWE talent and staff, as the individual and a roommate became symptomatic in the days following exposure to two people working in acute health care on the evening of March 26.
  • The employee had no contact with anyone from WWE since being exposed to those two individuals, is doing well, and made a complete recovery.

5:20 PM

3:08 PM

  • Death toll in France nearly 14,400. But for the fourth day in a row, slightly fewer people were admitted into intensive care.

2:26 PM

2:11 PM

  • Italy has its lowest number of new deaths in three weeks, saying 431 people died in the past day to bring its total to 19,899.

1:50 PM

11:30 AM

9:20 AM

  • U.K. death toll tops 10,000 from coronavirus.

8:33 AM

  • UK says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from the hospital as he recovers from the coronavirus

7:50 AM

  • Russian Orthodox Church will hold Easter services in Moscow without parishioners

7:15 AM

  • Pope calls for solidarity to confront "epochal challenge."

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