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BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Wednesday, May 6

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Posted at 6:06 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 05:02:10-04

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, May 6. For today's updates, visit www.abcactionnews.com/virus. Don't forget we are in this together!


10:00 PM

  • First ICE detainee dies of coronavirus.

9:00 PM

5:20 PM

  • Hillsborough County leaders approved lawn-watering restrictions for South County residents. The limits are extended to last through June 30.

5:00 PM

3:15 PM

  • Medical examiners report three new deaths from Pinellas County nursing homes: a resident from St. Mark Village in Palm Harbor, a resident of Freedom Square Seminole Pavilion and a resident from Bardmoor Oaks nursing home in Largo.

2:50 PM

  • Florida Department of Juvenile Justice extended its no-visitor order to May 15.

2:22 PM

  • Tampa Pride rescheduled to Saturday March 27, 2021

2:20 PM

  • Pasco County allowing restaurants to expand outdoor seating amid COVID-19

1:25 PM

  • Florida 7-Eleven stores will be providing healthcare workers and first responders with a free lunch on Thursday, May 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at participating locations.

12:23 PM

  • One more Hillsborough County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. This brings the number of deaths to 33 in the county

11:50 AM

  • The School District of Manatee County will honor seniors in the Class of 2020 by simultaneously shining the lights at six different high school football stadiums for 20 minutes beginning at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020. (In military time, 8:20 p.m. is 20:20)

10:55 AM

  • Bishop Gregory Parkes has announced that the public celebration of Mass will resume in the Diocese of St. Petersburg starting on Monday, May 11, 2020. Initially, parishes are permitted to celebrate daily Mass, Monday-Saturday morning only. A date has not yet been determined to resume Sunday Masses with a congregation present.

10:45 AM

  • 563 new COVID-19 cases, 68 new deaths reported in Florida

9:43 AM

9:23 AM

8:17 AM

  • South Korea reports lowest daily case tally in 78 days.
  • Africa sees 42% jump in COVID-19 cases over past week.

8:11 AM

7:00 AM

  • UK coronavirus death toll becomes highest in Europe.
  • Retired farmer who sent NY governor N-95 mask receives honorary degree.
  • New York City subways shut down overnight for cleaning.
  • Russia reports over 10,000 new cases for fourth straight day.

6:45 AM

  • Tyson Foods to resume 'limited production' at largest US pork plant.

6:00 AM


Important updates from Tuesday, May 5

  • Florida Aquarium will re-open on Friday, May 15 with strict limits on attendance and programming and is implementing new standard operating procedures and enhanced health and safety measures to safeguard guests, staff, and animals. Tickets must be reserved in advance starting on May 7 here.
  • Three more Hillsborough County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. This brings the number of deaths to 32.
  • WestShore Plaza reopening on Friday with limited hours.
  • To view more updates, click here.

Important updates from Monday, May 4

Important updates from Sunday, May 3

  • NFL says it plans to start season on time despite coronavirus concerns
  • DOH reports 615 new coronavirus cases in Flroida, death toll now at 1,379.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he was so sick from the coronavirus that doctors had discussed what to say if he had died.
  • Italy's Health Ministry: number of deaths in 24-hour period ending Sunday was lowest day-to-day since March 10.
  • Trump says a vaccine for COVID-19 will be available by the end of the year.
  • U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it.

Important updates from Saturday, May 2


Important updates from Friday, May 1


Important updates from Thursday, April 30


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