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BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Tuesday, April 14

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Posted at 5:39 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 05:08:37-04

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 Tuesday, April 14. For today's updates, visit www.abcactionnews.com/virus. Don't forget we are in this together!


9:00 PM

  • The second night of Hillsborough County's curfew kicks in through 5 a.m.

6:00 PM

  • An I-Team investigation showed construction workers not following social distancing orders.

3:45 PM

3:40 PM

  • Mayor Rick Kriseman says he's closing tennis courts, pickleball courts, skate and dog parks next week in St. Pete.
  • Kriseman says the city is not considering a curfew.

3:10 PM

  • HART employee tests positive for coronavirus

2:30 PM

  • NHL has extended its self-quarantine recommendation period for players and coaches from April 15 to April 30.

12:00 PM

  • Rays pitcher Blake Snell pledges to send gaming system to patients at St. Joseph's Children's Center in Tampa.

11:32 AM

  • Hillsborough County reports new death, bringing total in county to 17.
  • 69-year-old male
  • 71-year-old female
  • 92-year-old female
  • 68-year-old female
  • 86-year-old female
  • 77-year-old male
  • 55-year-old male
  • 78-year-old male
  • 74-year-old male
  • 67-year-old male
  • 74-year-old male
  • 73-year-old male
  • 63-year-old male
  • 93-year-old female
  • 64-year-old female
  • 66-year-old male
  • 35-year-old female

11:23 AM

  • DOH reports 348 new positive cases, 25 new deaths in its morning update.
  • Total cases in Florida: 21,367
  • Total deaths in Florida: 524
  • Total tests in Florida: 201,005
  • Total hospitalizations in Florida: 2,909
  • Total recoveries in U.S.: 44,319 per Johns Hopkins.

9:50 AM

  • Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced that 32,614 laptop computers are being distributed to 34 mostly small, rural school districts throughout Florida and the Florida A&M University Developmental Research School.

8:32 AM

  • International Monetary Fund: Global economy in 2020 will likely suffer its worst year since the Great Depression, brought down by viral outbreak.

7:28 AM

  • New figures show hundreds more died from the coronavirus in Britain than originally reported.

6:21 AM

5:30 AM

  • US death toll nears 24,000.
  • 7 crew members on USNS Mercy test positive for virus.
  • The World Health Organization says the coronavirus may cause children to miss out on the measles vaccine.

Important updates from Monday, April 13


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