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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 3/20/20

Here is a recap of everything related to COVID-19 from the past day:

As of Thursday afternoon
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 155 (up from 106 Wednesday)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 2 (Fond du Lac and Milwaukee counties)


  1. Italy passes China with most COVID-19 deaths of any country (3,405) while having 41,035 cases
  2. John’s Hopkins reports 10,000 worldwide deaths and nearly 250,000 confirmed cases
  3. Australia’s biggest airline to halt all international flights by late March for two months
  4. TJ Maxx and Marshals temporarily closing all stores
  5. Israel to require citizens to stay home for 7 days
  6. Iran closes all malls and markets for 15 days
  7. Germany worldwide travel warning extended through end of April
  8. Malaysian military to enforce nationwide Movement Control Order
  9. India implements a curfew and urges people to stay home
  10. IOC: Cancelling Olympics not on the agenda
  11. Japan’s Prime Minister calls for schools to reopen in April
  12. Jordan will impose a curfew on residents


  1. State Department issues worldwide “Do Not Travel” advisory
  2. California governor issues statewide stay at home order
  3. Pennsylvania orders all “non life-saving businesses” to close
  4. 4,500 new positive tests in U.S. in past 24 hours
  5. Carnival Cruises offers cruise ships as temporary 1,000-bed hospitals
  6. Connecticut postpones presidential primary until June 2


  1. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says the state is conducting 500 COVID-19 tests per day
  2. Milwaukee, Dane, Kenosha and Brown counties have been identified as having community spread
  3. GE Healthcare making extra ventilators out of its Madison factory
  4. 29,000 unemployment claims were made by Wednesday
  5. Kohl’s temporarily shuts down all stores
  6. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett goes into self-quarantine after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19


  1. UW-Madison has cancelled summer international programs of all types
  2. Public Health Madison & Dane County offices closed Thursday