Tracking coronavirus: Florida cases top 14,700; death toll up to 296
ORLANDO, Fla. - 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. on Tuesday, there are 13,629 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. The death toll is at 254.
6:30 a.m. -- Orange County leaders are urging people to stay home as much as possible over the next two weeks as the county will likely reach peak COVID-19 cases by the end of April. Read more HERE.
7:00 a.m. -- Healthcare workers will be administering more coronavirus tests than usual at the Orange County Convention Center on Tuesday. The testing site received a shipment from the state and will open on Tuesday with 328 tests to give -- but those supplies won't last long. Get details HERE.
11:00 a.m. -- As of 11:00 a.m., the Florida Department of Health says that cases have jumped nearly 900 overnight, now up to 14,504. The death toll has also risen to 283. Read more HERE.
3 p.m. -- Governor Ron DeSantis gives a coronavirus update from Tallahassee. Read more HERE.
7 p.m. -- The Florida Department of Health said there are now 14,747 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the state. The death toll rose to 296. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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