Tracking coronavirus: Confirmed positive cases in Florida pass 21,600; death toll rises to 571

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

5:00 a.m. -- As of 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health says there are 21,019 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. The death toll is up to 499.

5:30 a.m. -- Flagler County is opening a new testing site. Details HERE.

7:30 a.m. -- Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings says that Orange County is seeing a flattening of the curve when it comes to the coronavirus, but that residents should remain cautious. Read more HERE.

9:00 a.m. -- Disney Cruise Line announced Tuesday that they would be extending the suspension of new departures on three of their ships until mid-May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

9:30 a.m. -- Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings stated on Monday that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been deemed an "essential business" in Florida by Governor Ron Desantis. Details HERE.

10:30 a.m. -- AdventHealth will open a second COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Orlando at the Mall at Millenia on Wednesday. Details HERE. 

11:30 a.m. -- The Florida Department of Health announced that were are 21,367 coronavirus cases in the state, a jump of 348 since Monday. The death toll has risen to 524. Read more HERE.  

4 p.m. -- Governor Ron DeSantis gives an update on coronavirus within the state.

6:30 p.m. -- President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force gave an update on COVID-19.

7 p.m. -- The Florida Department of Health said the number of confirmed positive cases has grown to 21,628. The death toll is now 571.


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