BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Sunday, May 17

Posted at 10:17 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 04:47:18-04

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, May 17. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

6:42 PM

  • There are now 89,372 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., according to data from Johns Hopkins University

4:40 PM

  • A funeral home in Barcelona has closed a temporary morgue it had set up inside its parking garage to handle the overflow of victims of the Spanish city’s coronavirus outbreak.

3:18 PM

  • Britain is reporting that 170 more people have died from the coronavirus, raising its overall death toll to 34,636.

2:21 PM

  • Egypt has announced it will close shops, malls, beaches and parks during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in an effort to prevent the coronavirus’ spread.

1:36 PM

  • One of President Donald Trump’s top economic advisers is criticizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s early response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying it “let the country down” after initial delays with testing.

12:22 PM

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo got tested for coronavirus on live TV Sunday as he announced all people in the state experiencing flu-like symptoms are now eligible for tests.

11:39 AM

  • Department of Health reports 45,588 positive COVID-19 cases in Florida. The death toll is at 1,973

10:16 AM

  • Churches throughout Greece have opened their doors to the faithful after two months.

8:47 AM

  • India extends its lockdown until the end of the month.

7:31 AM

  • Spain’s health minister says the government will consider making the use of face masks mandatory in public spaces.

6:17 AM

  • British PM says there might never be a vaccine for COVID-19.

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