BLOG: Coronavirus updates for Thursday, May 7

Posted at 5:26 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 04:52:18-04

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 Thursday, May 7. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

9:15 PM

7:15 PM

  • Nevada to reopen restaurants at 50-percent capacity, salons and outdoor malls.

6:30 PM

  • Frontier Airlines to begin temperature screenings for all passengers and crew starting June 1.

6:00 PM

4:00 PM

  • Amtrak is requiring all customers who are in stations, trains and thruway buses to wear a mask or face covering.

3:17 PM

  • Three more Hillsborough County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. This brings the number of deaths to 36.

3:02 PM

  • 826 new COVID-19 cases, 61 new deaths reported in latest state numbers from Florida Department of Health

2:52 PM

  • Hillsborough County leaders unanimously vote to extend state of emergency for 7 days

2:16 PM

1:25 PM

12:20 PM

  • California governor projects a staggering $54.3 billion state deficit and 18% unemployment rate because of coronavirus.

12:01 PM

  • Texas governor removes jail as punishment for violating virus restrictions, says Dallas salon owner should be freed.

11:34 AM

  • MEGACON Orlando canceled, will return March 18-21, 2021.

10:12 AM

  • Two additional deaths reported at the Freedom Square of Seminole rehabilitation center in Pinellas County. Total stands at 12.

10:08 AM

  • Applications for the Pasco County CARES program closes just 15 minutes after opening due to the limit being reached. If you applied and have questions, call 727-847-2411.

8:43 AM

8:09 AM

8:06 AM

7:28 AM

  • Poland postpones presidential election due to pandemic.

6:45 AM

  • Russia reports record daily rise in COVID-19 cases, with 11,231 new infections reported over the past 24 hours.

6:11 AM

5:25 AM

Important updates from Wednesday, May 6

Important updates from Tuesday, May 5

  • Florida Aquarium will re-open on Friday, May 15 with strict limits on attendance and programming and is implementing new standard operating procedures and enhanced health and safety measures to safeguard guests, staff, and animals. Tickets must be reserved in advance starting on May 7 here.
  • Three more Hillsborough County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. This brings the number of deaths to 32.
  • WestShore Plaza reopening on Friday with limited hours.
  • To view more updates, click here.

Important updates from Monday, May 4