Coronavirus timeline: Saturday, March 14

Coronavirus timeline: Saturday, March 14
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10:30 p.m. update

A Transportation Security Administration spokesperson released a statement Saturday night after a TSA Officers at Orlando International Airport tested positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus.

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“This afternoon, after communication with the TSA Chief Medical Officer, the CDC and the Orange County Public Health Department, Federal Security Director Pete Garcia notified Orlando International Airport TSA employees that a Transportation Security Officer received an initial positive test for COVID-19," a TSA officials said. ″The officer is at home resting and will remain home until cleared by a doctor."

Officials told other TSA officers who were in close contact with the impacted officer to stay home and self-observe for the next 14 days, according to a statement.

TSA officials also said they coordinated with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and performed “enhanced cleaning of all areas where the officer worked.”

7:05 p.m. update

An Transportation Security Administration worker at Orlando International Airport has tested positive for coronavirus, union officials said.

Union officials said every worker who was in contact with that person has been notified.

6:10 p.m. update

The Florida Department of Health has confirmed the death of a previously announced positive COVID-19 case in Lee County.

Officials said the individual is 77 years old and the case was not travel-related.

This is the fourth death in Florida from COVID-19.

President Trump spoke about the coronavirus in a press conference Saturday.

5:58 p.m. update

Jurors who were scheduled to report for jury between March 16 and March 27 do not have to report for jury duty.

Returning jurors who have already been chosen to sit on a panel are asked to report for duty as scheduled.

5:55 p.m. update

Disney announced it is temporarily suspending its college program.

4:05 p.m. update

According to Gov. Ron DeSantis, 70 Florida residents tested positive, six people were diagnosed and isolated outside of Florida and seven people are not Florida residents but were diagnosed for the virus in Florida.

Three Florida residents have died from COVID-19, DeSantis said.

DeSantis said Broward County has the most cases of coronavirus in Florida.

In Broward County, three of the cases are not related to travel and under investigation.

DeSantis said those who are most at risk are the elderly and frail. He said Florida remains at a “low risk."

DeSantis has prohibited all visitation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family care homes, long term care facilities and adult group homes to all visitors for the next 30 days.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Ron DeSantis is giving an update on coronavirus

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Ron DeSantis is giving an update on coronavirus

Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Saturday, March 14, 2020

3 p.m. update

Gov. Ron DeSantis will be providing an update on the coronvirus in Florida later this afternoon.

1:45 p.m. update

Royal Caribbean said it is suspending cruises globally at midnight until April 11.

1:30 p.m. update

Orange County officials said there is no community spread of coronavirus. Both cases were related to traveling outside the country.

Susan Forbes said there is a significant drop in blood supply. OneBlood is asking anyone able to donate blood to do so.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Val Demings said “we will get through this together.”

Demings said she is working on an act to grant two weeks of family leave and medical leave to those unable to go to work. Individuals will still be able to get paid if this is passed.

Demings said a bill was passed that allows those who need a test to get one for free as long as they are showing symptoms of the virus.

WATCH LIVE: Orange County officials are giving an update on coronavirus

WATCH LIVE: Orange County officials are giving an update on coronavirus

Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Saturday, March 14, 2020

1 p.m. update

Orange County officials are giving an update on the coronavirus.

Theme parks and school are closing all over Central Florida due to the coronavirus pandemic.

12:30 p.m. update

President Donald Trump said he has been tested for coronavirus and is awaiting the results of the test.

The president has stopped flights to the United Kingdom.

11:45 p.m. update

Vice President Mike Pence will be giving an update on coronavirus at noon.

7:45 a.m. update

Health officials now say there is a fifth confirmed coronavirus case in Volusia County.


2:20 a.m. update

The Florida Department of Health said early Saturday that 25 additional people in the state have tested positive for coronavirus, including the first cases in Orange and Osceola counties and a fourth case in Volusia County.

• A 68-year-old Orange County woman tested positive for the coronavirus. The test was performed in California after she traveled to Asia. She has since died.

• A 41-year-old man in Orange County has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.

• A 54-year-old man in Osceola County has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.

• A 29-year-old man in Volusia County has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel-related case and is associated with close contact with a traveler.

“All are being cared for and isolated,” the agency said in a tweet.

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