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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 3/24/20

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

As of Monday afternoon
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 416 (up from 381 Sunday)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 5


  1. Peru and Guatemala allow U.S. charter aircraft to get American citizens, including at least one of two UW-Madison students remaining in Peru.
  2. World Health Organization: “The pandemic is accelerating.”
  3. 2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed no more than one year
  4. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a national lockdown; advises all nationals abroad to return home immediately
  5. Mexico hands hospitals over to army for critical stage of COVID recovery. Mexico City closes museums, gyms, theaters
  6. India’s lockdown expanded to 20 of 28 states and includes about 1 billion residents
  7. Italy reported 601 deaths in 24 hours, the second straight decline in cases and deaths
  8. South Africa to enforce three-week lockdown
  9. Netherlands bans all public gatherings until June 1
  10. Toronto declares state of emergency
  11. Zimbabwe, Nigeria close borders
  12. Iran extends release of 85,000 prisoners to 25 days (April 18)
  13. China to lift lockdown orders in Wuhan on April 8


  1. Maryland, Massachusetts close all non-essential business
  2. Michigan, Indiana, Connecticut, Delaware, West Virginia, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon governors sign orders telling residents to stay home (17 total states now including Wisconsin)
  3. Pennsylvania issues stay-at-home order for seven counties
  4. Boeing suspends production in Washington state for two weeks
  5. New Jersey releases 1,000 inmates from county jails “based on dangers” posed by COVID-19
  6. New Hampshire, Hawaii reports first COVID-19 deaths (16 states have at least one death)
  7. Virginia to close schools rest of academic year
  8. Chicago hotels to start housing patients
  9. Kansas limits gatherings to 10 people; South Carolina limits gatherings to 3 people
  10. Los Angeles County closes hiking trails due to overcrowding
  11. Georgia closes bars, nightclubs as of Tuesday; prohibits gatherings of more than 10


  1. Gov. Evers announced Safer at Home order. More details in a press conference later today
  2. State Representative David Bowen becomes the first Wisconsin lawmaker to test positive for COVID-19
  3. Milwaukee’s Summerfest pushed back from late June to September


  1. UW-Madison postpones spring commencement ceremony
  2. Food available for pickup at Union South by Second Harvest Food Bank every Tuesday for individuals and families that need assistance. Orders must be placed by Thursday
  3. Dane County YMCA to provide 24/7 emergency child care for health care workers