BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Thursday, April 16

Posted at 6:43 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 04:57:52-04

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 Thursday, April 16. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

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  • Native American tribes and environmental groups are pressuring a federal judge to shut down work on the construction of an oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska less than two weeks after it started.

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  • Florida's total coronavirus cases surpass 23,000. Death toll now at 668.

5:47 PM
Tampa Bay Rays pledge to donate 1,200 meals to Citrus County seniors in quarantine.

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1:03 PM

  • U.K. government extends national lockdown for at least three more weeks to slow country's coronavirus outbreak.

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  • Tampa General joins several national studies in COVID-19 fight.
  • Those include:
  • Enrolling healthcare workers in the Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) Registry.
  • Research to see if infusions of antibody-rich plasma from recovering patients to help treat severly ill patients.
  • Trial of a monoclonal antibody in a new indication designed to modulate the body’s immune response so that it doesn’t damage the lungs and other organs.

11:00 AM

  • Britain’s death total reaches nearly 14,000.
  • Prince William opens new field hospital in Birmingham.

10:58 AM

  • DOH reports 378 new positive cases, 19 new deaths.
  • Total cases in Florida: 22,897
  • Total deaths in Florida: 633
  • Total tests in Florida: 220,892
  • Total recoveries in the U.S.: 52,739, according to Johns Hopkins
  • Florida hospitalizations: 3,305

*This number refers to the total number of people hospitalized for COVID-19, according to the Department of Health. They may or may not currently be in the hospital*

8:00 AM

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issues state of emergency for Japan.
  • Leaked letter shows leaders in social care are critical of the British government.
  • Spain records sharp increase in virus infections; officials say it's due to broader testing.

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