BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Wednesday, April 15

Posted at 5:19 AM, Apr 15, 2020

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 Wednesday, April 15. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

11:27 PM

  • Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Brian Allen is the first NFL player to test positive for coronavirus, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports.

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  • President Trump says he is working on a plan to reopen the United States. He said the U.S. is past its coronavirus peak.

5:03 PM

  • Gov. DeSantis says Florida will receive $173.6M in federal funds through CARES Act for education.
  • Gov. DeSantis says the state is working on putting together a coronavirus task force.

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12:31 PM

  • Sam’s Club Associate Appreciation Shopping Hours extended to included those on the front lines of COVID-19; healthcare workers and first responders. This program will kick off Sunday, April 19 and continue every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. until further notice.

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11:17 AM

  • DOH reports 453 new cases and 20 new deaths in its morning update.
  • Total cases in Florida: 22,081
  • Total deaths in Florida: 591
  • Total tests in Florida: 207,842
  • Total hospitalizations in Florida: 3,099
  • Total recoveries in U.S.: 49,966 per Johns Hopkins.

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  • US retail sales fall by record 8.7% in March as Americans pulled back on spending amid viral outbreak.

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6:00 AM

  • The European Union criticizes U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to freeze WHO funding; Spokesman says China is “seriously concerned” about the decision.
  • Spain reports spike in coronavirus cases for the first time in five days.
  • China didn't warn public of likely pandemic for six key days.

5:00 AM

  • NYC death toll crosses 10,000 with 'probable' cases.

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