Tracking coronavirus: Cases top 40,000 in Florida as 46 more deaths reported

Below is a log of the day's events as it relates to the global coronavirus pandemic. 

5:00 a.m. -- The latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health show there are 39,199 cases of coronavirus in the state. There have been 1,669 deaths. 

6:00 a.m. -- A normally busy Winter Park road is closing down to make room for local businesses for the Mother's Day weekend. Details HERE.

6:30 a.m. -- This weekend Volusia County beaches are taking another step toward normal, allowing beach parking starting Saturday. Details HERE. 

7:30 a.m. -- The coronavirus testing site at the Orange County Convention Center is opening up a lane for antibody testing starting Saturday. First responders and healthcare workers will be tested on a first come, first served basis. Read more HERE. 

8:45 a.m. -- Disney World guests could be walking through the front gates in July if one analyst’s prediction is correct. Get details HERE. 

11:00 a.m. -- The latest numbers from health officals say that there are now 40,001 cases of coronavirus in the state as the death toll rises to 1,715.

1:00 p.m. -- The US Navy Blue Angels flew over parts of Florida on May 8 in a show of support for front line workers during the COVID-19 crisis. The 20-minute flyover was in salute to COVID-19 first responders, the Navy said on Instagram. See the video HERE.

2:00 p.m. -- Governor Ron DeSantis officially issued an executive order on Saturday to allow barbershops, salons and nail salons to reopen on Monday, May 11. There are mandatory restrictions that employees must follow. Read more HERE. 


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