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 21. For today's updates, visit www.abcactionnews.com/virus. Don't forget we are in this together!
- Pinellas County extends its local state of emergency from April 24 to May 1, keeping public beaches and pools closed.
- Florida Department of Health reports 374 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new deaths. Current total of cases and deaths is 27,869 and 867.
- Britain reports a sharp increase in the number of daily deaths from COVID-19 despite believing peak may have passed.
- The head of the U.N. food agency warns that the world is on the brink of a hunger pandemic.
- Countries and U.S. states are moving to reopen gradually amid warnings that acting too quickly could enable the virus to come back with a vengeance.
- The Glazer family, owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will provide 5 million meals aiding COVID-19 relief efforts in the region through a donation to Feeding Tampa Bay.
- Manatee County commissioners approve the motion, 4-3, to lift curfew. The overnight curfew will no longer be in place in Manatee County. People still urged to continue social distancing.
- Florida Department of Health reports 437 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new deaths. Current total of cases and deaths is 27,495 and 839.
- Senate Dem leader: 'We have a deal' on major elements of nearly $500B virus aid package for small businesses, hospitals.
- The United Nations urges the world to quickly scale up medicines and vaccines.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II this week as he gradually returns to work.
- Copenhagen’s famed Tivoli Gardens is reopening for its summer season on May 11.
- Italy can start reopening next month, prime minister says.
- Global diagnosed cases near 2.5 million.
- WHO warns people must be ready for 'new way of living.'
- Germany cancels Oktoberfest 2020 due to pandemic.
Important updates from Monday, April 20
- President Trump says he will suspend immigration into the United States amid coronavirus concerns.
- Oil prices plunged below zero on Monday as demand for energy collapses
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