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BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Sunday, March 22

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Posted at 9:23 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 04:54:35-04

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, March 22. For today's updates, visit www.abcactionnews.com/virus. Don't forget we are in this together!


8:25 PM
BayCare reduced their drive-thru testing collection sites from seven to four. They also reduced their hours to 9 a.m. to noon.

6:40 PM

  • Vice President Pence announces that as of Sunday, 254,000 Americans have been tested for COVID-19.
  • FDA approved a new coronavirus testing kit that should be in production by the end of March. The results are expected to come back in 45 minutes.

6:13 PM
Florida now has over 1K positive COVID-19 cases, says Department of Health

2:07 PM
Republican Sen. Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. This makes him the first known U.S. senator to be diagnosed with the virus at the center of the pandemic.

1:54 PM
Hawaii's governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine starting Thursday of all people traveling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus.

NOON
Gov. DeSantis announces the opening of a drive-thru testing site at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

11:00 AM
Florida currently has 830 COVID-19 positive cases, according to the Department of Health.

8:55 AM
Gov. Ron DeSantis announces he will hold a press conference on the pandemic at noon in Miami Gardens.

6:00 AM
Five University of Tampa students test positive for coronavirus.

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