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BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Tuesday, March 31

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Posted at 4:50 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 05:04:01-04

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


6:00 PM

5:22 PM

  • The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has climbed past 3,600, eclipsing China's official count.

4:36 PM

4:33 PM

2:11 PM

  • Hillsborough strikes deal for hotel beds, Yuengling Center to house patients

1:30 PM

  • 92-year-old female Hillsborough County resident dies from coronavirus, the third in the county

12:30 PM

  • DOH says a 60-year-old person in Polk County died from the coronavirus; marking the first death in the county.

12:10 PM

11:30 AM

11:03 AM

  • Hillsborough County is re-opening the COVID-19 community collection testing site at Raymond James Stadium, located at 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, from Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3.
  • The drive-thru testing will ONLY be administered to symptomatic individuals who have pre-registered and have been scheduled an appointment through Hillsborough County's call center at (813) 272-5900. The call center will be taking appointments today through Thursday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8:00 AM

  • World virus infections top 800,000
  • Spain records its highest number of new deaths from virus.
  • Chinese officials warn country's epidemic isn't over yet.

7:05 AM

6:00 AM

  • US Open tennis complex to transform into temporary hospital.

4:50 AM

  • United States poised to surpass China's toll of 3,300 deaths.
  • India says hundreds at religious gathering carried virus to other parts of the country.

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