Coronavirus in Florida

Coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Tampa Bay area and across the state. Read the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic as well as helpful tips, FAQ, event cancellations and more.

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Last updated 3:39 p.m. May 26 EDT. The Florida total includes in-state residents and non-residents who tested positive while visiting the state. Source: Johns Hopkins and Florida Department of Health

  1. Kyle Busch, celebrating his NASCAR Xfinity victory Monday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, wears a variety of colorful masks. [GERRY BROOME  |  AP]
  2. Messages on Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus shelters are intended to raise awareness of human trafficking. Local advocates say the pandemic is raising risks for trafficking victims. [Hillsborough Area Regional Transit]
  3. People stroll the boardwalk at John's Pass Village in Madeira Beach on Memorial Day. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  4. New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, applauds as he rings the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange with New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham, right, on May 26 in New York. The NYSE allowed a limited number of traders back to the floor with social distancing guidelines and face masks. [COURTNEY CROW  |  AP]
  5. Sunlake High School senior Anna Nelson, 18, returns textbooks after cleaning out her locker Tuesday. Students hadn't been inside the school since spring break in March because of COVID-19. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  6. A Nepalese cleaner sweeps the stairs of temple during lockdown in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Nepal's lockdown imposed on March 24 to stop the spread of the coronavirus has been extended to June 2. [NIRANJAN SHRESTHA  |  AP]
  7. Iowa State expects Jack Trice Stadium to be at about half capacity this season. [MATTHEW PUTNEY  |  AP]
  8. A third employee of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority has tested positive for the coronavirus, the agency reported on its blog. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  9. Michael McDonald, at right, will rejoin the Doobie Brothers for a 50th anniversary tour that will hit Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in 2021. [Clay Patrick McBride]
  10. On this show, we'll talk to experts and reporters, share the facts behind the spread of the virus and discuss what could happen next. [Eli Zhang]

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