BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Wednesday, April 8

Posted at 4:47 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 04:44:14-04

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 Wednesday, April 8. For today's updates, visit Don't forget we are in this together!

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  • Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order delaying elections in Pasco County at the request of Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley.
  • The municipal elections scheduled on April 14 for San Antonio, Dade City and Zephyrhills are delayed.

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  • U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement is reporting an increase in the number of detainees in its custody who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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  • Vice President Mike Pence says Philadelphia is emerging as a potential hot spot for the coronavirus and urged its residents to heed social distancing guidelines.

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  • Department of Health reports 15,698 positive COVID-19 cases, and 323 deaths


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  • Health officials around the world are pushing to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, but some doctors actually are moving away from using the machines. The reason is that some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators.

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  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will begin counting coronavirus victims who weren’t tested for the disease.

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  • Leaders in cities hard-hit by the pandemic have been sounding the alarm over what they see as a disturbing trend of the virus killing African Americans at a higher rate, along with a lack of overall information about the race of victims as the nation’s death toll mounts.

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  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says the state's primary will move from June 2 to July 7 due to the coronavirus outbreak

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  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson still in intensive care with COVID-19 but condition 'improving.'
  • Melania Trump thanks medical workers in video.

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  • Pope Francis denounces people taking financial advantage during the pandemic.
  • British PM Boris Johnson stable, responding to treatment.
  • WHO leader in Europe: Not time to relax measures on virus spread.

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  • Britain's prime minister spends second night in intensive care unit while fighting the coronavirus.

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