BLOG: Updates from Thursday, April 23

Posted at 5:38 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 04:32:50-04

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

8:32 PM

  • Congress has delivered a nearly $500 billion infusion of coronavirus spending, almost unanimously rushing new relief to employers and hospitals buckling under the strain of a pandemic that has claimed almost 50,000 American lives and one in six U.S. jobs.

7:52 PM

6 PM

  • Department of Health reports 29,648 positive COVID-19 cases, the death toll is at 987

5:09 PM

  • An inmate at the Hillsborough County Jail tests positive for COVID-19

4:15 PM

  • Some of the Hillsborough County leaders are considering to rescind the county's safer-at-home order, calling it redundant. Hillsborough County EPG may discuss a motion to rescind on Monday.

4:00 PM

  • Hillsborough County leaders vote to extend the local emergency order.

2:30 PM

  • Few Americans regularly look to or trust President Donald Trump as a source of information on coronavirus, poll says

1:38 PM

  • Attorney General Moody Takes Legal Action against Marketing Company for Fake COVID-19 Stimulus Checks in Car Promotions

12:45 PM

  • Moffitt Cancer Center is launching two COVID-19 studies looking at infection rates in Florida and Hillsborough County.

11:50 AM

11:29 AM

  • Citrus County School District experiencing technical issues, teachers and students may not be able to access Distance Learning at this time.

11:22 AM

  • DOH reports 256 new positive cases and 33 new deaths in its morning update.
  • Total cases: 28,832
  • Total deaths: 960
  • Total tests: 298,587
  • Total U.S. recoveries: 76,619, according to Johns Hopkins.

10:02 AM

  • Sales of new homes in US plunged 15.4% in March as virus tightened grip

8:35 AM

8:16 AM

  • Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour dates postponed until 2021, including one in Tampa

8:09 AM

7:45 AM

  • All frontline workers in Los Angeles can now get tested for COVID-19.

6:41 AM

  • Germany is on 'thinnest ice,' Angela Merkel warns.
  • France wants all retailers to reopen next month.

5:37 AM

  • Global cases surpass 2.6 million.
  • US death toll at 46,785 deaths.
  • American Red Cross will soon use antibody tests to ID plasma donors.

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Important updates from Monday, April 20


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