Tracking Coronavirus: Over 1,200 new cases reported, death toll rises by 48; CVS expands testing sites

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

4:00 a.m. -- The Florida Department of Health reports that there are 47,471 cases of coronavirus in the state. There have been 2,096 deaths.

5:00 a.m. -- Central Florida's major theme parks will be giving a preview of some of the changes we could see before detailing their full plans before an Orange County task force. Universal Orlando is expected to present on Thursday. Details HERE.

6:30 a.m. -- Orange County will soon hand out stimulus checks of its own. If you're eligible, you could apply to receive a $1,000 check from the county. More HERE.

8:00 a.m. -- U.S. equity futures are pointing to a lower open on Thursday, ahead of the next wave of unemployment claims.

9:00 a.m. -- More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak that triggered widespread business shutdowns two months ago and sent the economy into a deep recession.

9:30 a.m. -- CVS Health is adding 37 additional drive-thru coronavirus testing sites across the Sunshine State, including in Central Florida. List of locations HERE.

11:00 a.m. -- The latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health show that there have been 48,675 cases of coronavirus in Florida, resulting in 2,144 deaths. That is an additional 1,204 cases and 48 deaths since Wednesday morning.

3:00 p.m. -- The proposed phased reopening plan by Universal Orlando Resort has been approved by the Orange County reopening task force, meaning they could begin reopening on June 1st after months of being shut down because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Read details HERE.

3:00 p.m. -- The Orange County Task Force approved the reopening plans of smaller Orlando-area theme parks, like FunSpot, Gatorland, and ICON Park as well. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has approved the plans as well, sending them up to Governor Ron DeSantis to give the final approval. Details HERE.

5:00 p.m. -- More than 1,700 Floridians will have to be retested for the coronavirus after their state-administered tests were damaged while being transported to the lab for analysis. Read more HERE.

6:00 p.m. -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced a data breach in the state's unemployment system that may have exposed the personal information of those applying for reemployment assistance. See if you could have been affected HERE.

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of coronavirus cases statewide by the Florida Department of Health.

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