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BLOG: Latest coronavirus updates from Tuesday, March 24

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Posted at 4:57 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 04:43:06-04

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, March 24. For today's updates, visit www.abcactionnews.com/virus. Don't forget we are in this together!


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  • City of Miami orders residents to shelter in place to prevent spread of coronavirus

6:55 PM

  • Number of positive cases goes up to 1,467 in Florida. Death toll is now at 20.

5:15 PM

  • Mayor Jane Castor says she is hoping to enact a citywide stay-at-home order on Wednesday.

4:10 PM

  • Hillsborough County leaders announced they will meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss a possible curfew order for the county's residents.

4:00 PM

  • COVID-19 testing sites will open at Raymond James Stadium on Wednesday.

3:20 PM

  • Governor DeSantis issues health advisory for those 65 years old and over as well as those with underlying conditions of any age to stay home for the next two weeks

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  • A 67-year-old Pinellas resident diagnosed with COVID-19 passed away. This is the first COVID-19 death in Pinellas

12:30 PM

  • Manatee County announces closure of all county and city-owned boat ramps starting Thursday at 6 a.m. Access to Beer Can Island is also being restricted. Coquina South boat ramp can only be used by commercial fishing operations, those with a U.S. Coast Guard Six-Pack Captain’s License and a commercial fishing license.

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