Tracking coronavirus: Cases top 43,200; gyms to reopen Monday as part of "full Phase 1"

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

4:15 a.m. -- According to state health officials, Florida has 43,210 cases of coronavirus and 1,875 deaths. 

5 a.m. -- Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to make an announcement about the reopening of gyms in Florida. Details HERE.

6:30 a.m. -- A section of Interstate 4 through downtown Orlando will be closed through next Monday morning as part of a plan to speed up road construction projects during the coronavirus pandemic. More HERE.

8 a.m. -- CVS is opening 10 new drive-thru coronavirus testing sites in the Sunshine State on Friday with three of them in Central Florida. Locations, how to pre-register HERE.

8:45 a.m. -- The Democratic-controlled House is pressing ahead Friday with votes on another massive rescue bill that would pump almost $1 trillion to state and local governments, renew $1,200 cash payments for individuals, and extend a $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment benefit.

10:30 a.m. -- U.S. retail sales tumbled 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened stores across the country and weighed down a sinking economy.

1 p.m. -- Floridians can get back to the gym and fitness centers starting Monday as part of a "full Phase 1," Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Friday. Details HERE.

Also, President Trump held a news briefing at the White House to discuss steps being made toward a vaccine.

2 p.m. -- Governor Ron DeSantis said Friday that theme parks can begin submitting their reopening plans to the state for consideration as Florida begins reopening.

Also, Volusia County leaders held a COVID-19 update.

3 p.m. -- Osceola County leaders gave an update on the county's response to COVID-19 and reopening.


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