TIMELINE: Coronavirus - Friday, April 10

The Florida Department of Health announced that 437 more cases of coronavirus were confirmed Friday evening with the total number of cases now at 17,968.

ORLANDO, Fla. — See updates below:

6:29 p.m. update

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The Florida Department of Health announced that 437 more cases of coronavirus were confirmed Friday evening with the total number of cases now at 17,968.

Officials also reported 29 deaths between Friday morning and Friday evening.

Health officials reported four deaths in Central Florida, including one in Volusia County, one in Lake County and two in Sumter County.

The death toll in Florida is now 419.

See the latest county-by-county breakdown of cases below:

NEW CASES:

Orange: 902 (895 earlier)

Seminole: 238 (235 earlier)

Volusia: 190 (187 earlier)

Brevard: 121 (115 earlier)

Osceola: 305 (300 earlier)

Lake: 149 (147 earlier)

Sumter: 107 (106 earlier)

Marion: 83 (82 earlier)

Polk: 241 (237 earlier)

NO CHANGE:

Flagler: 44

4:25 p.m. update

The Amway Center will be used as a medical equipment distribution center in response to the coronavirus.

It will provide medical equipment and supplies for AdventHealth.

4:19 p.m. update

Mayor Jerry Demings said the state will begin to test anyone who has had repeated encounters with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the Amway Center will be turned into a hub for health care workers.

4:00 p.m. update

Orange County leaders are giving an update on the coronavirus.

To watch live, click here.

3:09 p.m. update

Osceola County leaders issued an order requiring all residents to wear a face covering in public.

The order will go into effect Monday.

Residents can wear masks, scarfs or bandanas to cover their face.

To read more about the order, click here.

2:03 p.m. update

On Wednesday, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings called out on manufacturers to help the community by making PPE and hand sanitizer.

Here’s how you can help:

1:52 p.m. update

President Donald Trump is giving a live update on the coronavirus pandemic.

To watch live, click here.

12:15 p.m. update:

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that starting Monday more than 250 people a day will be able to be tested for COVID-19 at the Orange County Convention Center.

He said starting Monday anyone regardless of age who has COVID-19 symptoms, has had sustained close contact with someone who’s tested positive or who is a first responder or health care worker can be tested on site.

Watch the press conference below:

11:25 a.m. update:

In an effort to provide financial relief during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Kissimmee Utility Authority announced Friday that it will utilize up to $8 million to offset fuel expenses for its residential and commercial customers, beginning May 1.

11 a.m. update:

The Florida Department of Health announced that 705 more cases of coronavirus were confirmed overnight with the total number of cases now at 17,531. Officials also reported 19 deaths between Thursday night and Friday morning.

Those deaths include one in Seminole County and one in Polk County.

The death toll in Florida is now 390.

See the latest county-by-county breakdown of cases below:

Orange: 895 (860 last night)

Seminole: 235 (229 last night)

Volusia: 187 (178 last night)

Brevard: 115 (111 last night)

Osceola: 300 (295 last night)

Lake: 147 (140 last night)

Sumter: 106 (100 last night)

Marion: 82 (75 last night)

Flagler: 44 (41 last night)

Polk: 237 (234 last night)

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9:53 a.m. update:

Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to hold a press conference at noon to provide updates on the state’s response to COVID-19.

9:31 a.m. update:

Orlando Brewing has joined forces with OneBlood to have a blood drive at their brewery due to the dangerously low supply of blood

The 10 a.m. event is called “A Pint for a Pint,” and for every pint of blood donated donors will receive one pint of Florida’s Best Organic Beer from Orlando Brewing.

The brewery is located at 1301 Atlanta Avenue.

8:45 a.m. update:

Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris will answer the community’s question concerning COVID-19 on Facebook.

The session will begin at noon.

7:55 a.m. update:

East Coast Believers Church in Oviedo wants to help 300 families in need to enjoy an Easter dinner at home.

Meal kits will be distributed on noon to 4 p.m. at 3053 W. State Road 426.

Line up begins at 11:30 a.m.

The kit includes a ham, potatoes, veggies, rolls and a pie.

7:50 a.m. update:

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is reminding Florida residents of the stay-at-home order in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

5:53 a.m. update:

Flagler County officials will hold a press conference Friday in regards to the county’s response to the coronavirus.

The conference is slated for 1 p.m. and will be posted on their Facebook page.

4:25 a.m. update:

The total number of cases in Florida is now up to 16,826 with a total of 371 deaths.

The Florida Department of Health reported Thursday evening that there were 462 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the state since Thursday morning and 17 deaths, including three in Orange County, one in Osceola County and one in Polk County.

Orange County has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases with 860 confirmed as of Thursday evening.

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