Treasure Coast Covid 19 Update May 6 2020
The coronavirus is responsible for 72 more deaths in Florida. The state’s death toll now one-thousand-four-hundred-71. Governor Ron DeSantis says the state is making real progress in the fight against a deadly foe as Phase-1 reopening continues across much of Florida.
The governor paid a visit to a testing site yesterday in Sarasota and says out of a massive batch of more than 23-thousand test results announced yesterday, only two-point-six-percent were positive, the lowest percentage since the pandemic hit.
More steps will be taken to prevent the coronavirus from spreading through Florida’s nursing homes. The governor announced yesterday that hospitals must test anyone being discharged to a long-term care facility. Under the emergency directive, COVID-19 tests must be administered even if the patient is not showing symptoms.
We’re getting the first look at how bad the coronavirus pandemic is impacting one of the top entertainment companies in the world. Disney reported mixed results in its earnings call yesterday. The company lost 58 percent of income from its theme parks and cruises. Former CEO Bob Iger did his best to calm the nerves of concerned investors.
Disney executives say the situation is too ‘fluid’ to predict when Walt Disney World might reopen or at what capacity.
Norwegian Cruise Line is warning investors it might be forced to go out of business following the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement came in a Tuesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Norwegian Cruise Line holdings said its accounting firm has “substantial doubt” about Norwegian’s ability to continue to operate. News of a possible bankruptcy sent shares of Norwegian stock plummeting on Tuesday to $11.18 a share.
Norwegian suspended sailings on March 14, along with an industry-wide shutdown, which has been extended through at least June 30. The cruise line has been in business since 1966. News of Norwegian’s money woes come a day after Carnival Cruise Line announced they will resume cruises in August from Miami, Port Canaveral and Houston. The cruise industry has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. Several high profile ships had multiple people test positive for the coronavirus and many of them died from COVID-19. In the subsequent months, some ships then had a hard time finding ports where they could discharge their passengers.