BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Wednesday, April 22

Posted at 6:31 AM, Apr 22, 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 22. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

9:30 PM

  • Another coronavirus death has been reported in Hillsborough County, bringing up the county's death toll to 21.

8:18 PM

  • Reopening Florida’s theme parks is expected to be a long process fraught with logistical and public health considerations amid the coronavirus outbreak. A key industry executive says a state task force charged with reopening the state for business that parks will likely reopen with small, limited crowds.

7:30 PM

5:50 PM

  • DOH reports 28,576 coronavirus cases in Florida. Death toll now at 927.

4:46 PM

  • Lido Beach, which is part of the city of Sarasota, will remain closed for now

3:43 PM

  • Starting April 27, 2020, all City of North Port parks will be re-opened for public use. This includes parks, playgrounds, and restrooms.

2:45 PM

1:50 PM

  • Venice beach to open for essential activity on April 27

1:01 PM

  • AP-NORC poll: Majority of Americans say it's unlikely it will be safe enough to lift virus restrictions anytime soon.

12:30 PM

  • DOH reports 440 new positive cases, 26 new deaths in its morning update.
  • Total cases: 28,309
  • Total deaths: 893
  • Total tests: 290,476
  • U.S. recoveries: 75,682, according to Johns Hopkins

10:57 AM

10:48 AM

10:46 AM

  • Britain’s death toll reaches more than 18,000.

8:45 AM

  • Germany to start trial for coronavirus vaccine.
  • Vietnam loosens restrictions; no reported deaths in country.
  • 8 babies test positive for COVID-19 at Japanese children's home.

6:30 AM

  • US deaths top 45,000.
  • Singapore surpasses 10,000 cases.
  • California officials find earliest known US fatalities from virus.

Santa Clara County announced late Tuesday that new autopsy results show two individuals who died at home on Feb. 6 and Feb. 17 were positive for COVID-19. The individuals were not tested for the virus because they died when very limited testing was available only through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a statement from the county in Northern California.

Important updates from Tuesday, April 21

Important updates from Monday, April 20