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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 3/23/20

Here is a recap of everything related to COVID-19 from the weekend.

As of Sunday afternoon
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 381 (up from 206 Friday and 281 Saturday)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 4

World

  1. Germany implements “contact ban” rather than lockdown, banning gatherings larger than 2 people
  2. Greece bans all non-essential movement Monday
  3. Hong Kong COVID-19 cases spike again, bans all non-residents from entering
  4. Germany closer to lockdown as cases rise sharply (1,948 in 24 hours)
  5. IOC to make call on Olympics in April, Canada says it will not send athletes if held this year
  6. New Zealand issues stay at home order
  7. McDonald’s shuts down all restaurants in UK, including takeout
  8. India locks down more than 750 million people until the end of the month, grounds domestic flights
  9. Doctors, nurses and ambulance drivers account for nearly 12% of COVID-19 cases in Spain

National

  1. Louisiana, Ohio and Delaware join New York, California and Illinois as the only states to implement stay at home orders
  2. Philadelphia, Nashville, St. Louis and Kansas City order residents to stay home
  3. Seven states have topped 1,000 cases of COVID-19, and New York has nearly half of the country’s 35,000 cases
  4. U.S. Surgeon General: “This week, it’s going to get bad.”
  5. Senators did not pass a coronavirus stimulus bill this weekend. More work on the bill and votes are expected early this week
  6. Federal tax deadline date extended to July 15

State

  1. Wisconsin Supreme Court delays all jury trials until late May
  2. Gov. Evers suspends rules for required hours of instruction at public schools
  3. Gov. Evers issues order to keep utility services going for businesses, farms. The Public Service Commission will stop assessing late fees and will not require deposits for reconnection. Customers can request deferred payment plans
  4. 63,000 unemployment claims were filed last week
  5. State tax deadline extended to July 15
  6. 18 inmates quarantined and 11 prison medical workers have been sent home after doctor at Waupun prison tests positive for COVID-19

Madison

  1. UW-Madison online classes resumed this morning after spring break