BLOG: Coronavirus updates for Sunday, April 5

Posted at 9:54 AM, Apr 05, 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 Sunday, April 5. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

8:32 PM

  • Louisiana health officials reported 68 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, marking the state’s biggest jump in reported deaths since the outbreak began.

6:05 PM

  • Department of Health now reports 12,350 positive COVID-19 cases in Florida. Death toll now at 221.

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  • France reported 357 deaths in hospitals from the virus in a single day Sunday but showed signs that its spread is slowing after 20 days of national confinement.

1:34 PM

  • Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey dies from what his family described as complications from COVID-19

12:09 PM

  • Many funeral homes in New York are struggling to meet the surging demand of the coronavirus pandemic

11:50 AM

  • Surgeon General Jerome Adams is offering some of the starkest warnings yet as he braces Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus.

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  • ABC Action news spoke with a Tampa couple who loaned their RV to a local doctor so he doesn't expose his family to coronavirus.

Important updates from Saturday, April 4

Important updates from Friday, April 3

Important updates from Thursday, April 2


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