BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Sunday, May 24

Posted at 10:13 AM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 05:44:28-04

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

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  • There are over 1.6 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States, the death toll is over 97,000, per Johns Hopkins University data

4:19 PM

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is standing by his top aide, who is accused of breaking lockdown rules by traveling 250 miles (400 km) to his parents’ house while coming down with COVID-19.

3:58 PM

  • The number of confirmed new infections in Italy rose by just 531 in the past 24 hours, with half in the populous northern region of Lombardy that has borne the brunt of Italy’s epidemic.

2:36 PM

  • The number of people hospitalized with the virus in France rose slightly Sunday, the first daily increase since mid-April when France’s infections peaked.

1:16 PM

  • White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx says she’s “very concerned” that people going outdoors for the Memorial Day weekend aren’t maintaining 6 feet of social distancing.

12:34 PM

  • U.S. likely to ban travel from hard-hit Brazil

11:32 AM

  • Department of Health reports 50,867 positive COVID-19 cases in Florida. The death toll is at 2,237

10:12 AM

  • Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days. It’s not going to happen.

8:13 AM

  • Russia has reported its highest one-day coronavirus death toll but also the lowest number of new infections in three weeks.

7:46 AM

  • A German official says the number of confirmed coronavirus infections following a Baptist community’s service in Frankfurt has risen to at least 107.

6:27 AM

  • Ohio has lost more inmates to COVID-19 than any other state, but the state prisons director says its prisons nonetheless must begin reopening to accommodate a slow return to business — and to crime.

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