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BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Tuesday, April 7

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Posted at 5:06 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 04:44:28-04

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


8:45 PM

  • Metropolitan Ministries announced it will suspend coronavirus financial assistance due to "staggering demand."

8:30 PM

5:50 PM

5:47 PM

  • France reaches 10,000 coronavirus deaths.

3:45 PM

  • Officials are still eyeing a May 30 grand opening of the St. Pete Pier.

2:03 PM

  • After getting federal approval to manufacture ethanol last week, Big Storm Brewery is now operating 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to help meet the nation’s need for hand sanitizer due to the spread of coronavirus.

1:22 PM

  • At midnight local time, so just under an hour ago, outbound travel restrictions from Wuhan were lifted for the first time since the city was locked down on January 23.

12:30 PM

  • Citrus County Schools cancels all end of term finals.

11:52 AM

11:28 AM

  • Hernando County reports first death, a 46-year-old woman in the county died on Monday.
  • New York records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its worst day yet of the outbreak.

10:55 AM

10:45 AM

10:00 AM

  • U.N. estimates loss of 195 million full-time jobs in 2nd quarter.

9:25 AM

  • Navy says crew member on NY hospital ship tests positive.
  • 'There is a light at the end of this tunnel,' US Surgeon General says on "Good Morning America."

8:56 AM

8:27 AM

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care.
  • Japan declares national emergency.
  • Spain records rise in daily count of coronavirus cases and deaths.
  • Indonesia predicts 95,000 virus infections by the end of next month.

7:45 AM
St. Pete Police officer tests positive for COVID-19. Department says he was not in contact with any other officers for almost a month

7:00 AM

6:30 AM

5:30 AM

5:00 AM

  • China reports no new deaths for 1st time since January.
  • US death toll nears 11,000.

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