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BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Wednesday, April 29

Posted at 5:17 AM, Apr 29, 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 29. For today's updates, visit www.abcactionnews.com/virus. Don't forget we are in this together!


9:31 PM

  • SeaWorld and Busch Gardens will automatically be extending all active annual passes and membership products for the length of time in which the parks remain closed.

9:20 PM

7:07 PM

6:12 PM

  • Hurricane season is just over a month away and COVID-19 concerns are changing the way emergency leaders are preparing for severe weather. For the first time, they are planning for potential hurricanes during a pandemic.

5:26 PM

4:37 PM

  • The city of Detroit has passed 1,000 deaths due to complications from the COVID-19 virus.

2:23 PM

  • A top World Health Organization official says the U.N. health agency is looking into whether grandparents can safely hug their grandchildren without risk of contracting the coronavirus.

1:56 PM

  • President Donald Trump says the federal government will not be extending its social distancing guidelines when they expire Thursday at the end of the month.

12:47 PM

  • Germany experts say vaccine, herd immunity vital.
  • Italy doubles ventilators for possible second wave.
  • Britain's death toll jumps over 26,000 with nursing home deaths.

11:25 AM

  • One more Hillsborough County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. This brings the number of deaths in Hillsborough to 23.

10:56 AM

10:30 AM

  • New COVID-19 numbers show increase of 347 cases, 47 new deaths

10:01 AM

8:55 AM

8:38 AM

  • As lockdowns ease, health officials urge virus vigilance.
  • Ukrainian entrepreneurs demand easing of lockdown rules.
  • Spain outlines loosening of virus restrictions.

5:16 AM

  • Over 3.1 million cases worldwide, including 1 million in U.S.
  • U.S. federal inmate dies of COVID-19 four weeks after giving birth while on ventilator.

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