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 28. For today's updates, visit www.abcactionnews.com/virus. Don't forget we are in this together!
- WHO says countries reopening too soon could be more damaging
- Hillsborough extends county government closures through May 15
- Clearwater Beach will reopen Monday and will follow guidelines from Pinellas County, City of Clearwater says.
- 85-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 at Royal Oak Nursing Facility in Dade City died on April 18, according to Pinellas County Medical Examiner report.
- St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman announces the pier opening that was supposed to happen on May 30 will be delayed. At this time, a new date has not been announced.
- On Saturday from 8 a.m. - noon, Pinellas County will be testing in South St. Pete. at Bartlett Park. You can walk up, but people are asked to make an appointment. Call 727-568-8028
- All Hernando County park and beach locations to re-open to the public starting Wednesday
- The Straz Center says their production of SHOUT! The Mod Musical, whose run was cut short by the COVID-19 crisis, will return Feb. 16 – April 4, 2021.
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- A pug in North Carolina has tested positive for the coronavirus and it may be the first instance the virus has been detected in a dog in the United States.
- One more Hillsborough County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, according to the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County. This brings the number of deaths to 22.
- New numbers bring Florida to 32,846 total cases and 1,171 deaths
- Slight uptick of Germany infections, deaths remain relatively low.
- India cancels testing kit order from China; embassy defends quality.
- France, Spain reveal lockdown exits.
- Global cases surpass 3 million.
- US cases near 1,000,000.
- 'The world should have listened,' WHO says
World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the pandemic is "far from over" and said "the world should have listened" to the agency three months ago when it declared the novel coronavirus a global health emergency.
Important updates from Monday, April 27
- Sarasota County public beaches open with limitations.
- Lakeland city leaders vote to reopen golf courses, parks, trails, boat ramps on May 1.
- Worldwide cases of the coronavirus top 3 million.
- Tampa General Chief of Staff, Dr. Tapan Padhya said the hospital is looking to start its full elective schedule Monday, May 11. The remarks were made during a press conference with Gov. DeSantis at the hospital.
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