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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 3/26/20

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

As of Wednesday afternoon
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 585 (up from 457 Tuesday)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 8 (up from 5)


  1. Canada enforces mandatory 2-week quarantine for all entering the country
  2. Israel closes in on potential lockdown if COVID-19 situation continues
  3. Lebanon extends stay at home order until April 12
  4. Russia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore all see sharpest spikes in new cases
  5. Moscow shuts down all non-essential businesses until April 5
  6. Spain reaches 4,000 fatalities (655 in past 24 hours)
  7. Italy cases reach 70,000, pass 7,500 deaths
  8. Iraq extends nationwide curfew until April 11
  9. Jordan eases lockdown after total curfew leads to chaos
  10. Finland restricts movement to and from capital region
  11. Panama suspends domestic flights
  12. Ukraine to suspend international air, train travel beginning Friday


  1. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package. It was sent to the House of Representatives for a vote Friday
  2. 10,700 National Guard members activated to deliver food, support emergency management agencies and provide transportation
  3. 13 states reported jumps of at least 100 COVID-19 cases, including Wisconsin
  4. North Carolina reports first deaths from coronavirus
  5. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper signs order requiring all troops to stay in current locations for 60 days
  6. Chicago to begin issuing citations for those breaking shelter-in-place order
  7. Minnesota, Idaho governors order residents to stay at home
  8. Missouri asks President Trump for major disaster declaration after eight confirmed deaths in the state
  9. 3.28 million Americans have filed for unemployment, the highest number of initial jobless claims since data started getting tracked in 1967
  10. Miami imposes a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.


  1. The 128 new cases reported in 24 hours is the largest single-day increase for Wisconsin
  2. Gas prices fell to $.99/gallon at one gas station in southern Wisconsin
  3. Milwaukee and Dane county voters can declare themselves “indefinitely confined” if necessary, allowing them to vote without showing photo ID
  4. Wisconsin cancels K-12 standardized testing for this school year
  5. Wisconsin state parks have waived their entrance fees and remain open during the pandemic


  1. Madison Metro driver tests positive for COVID-19
  2. Wisconsin Department of Corrections confirms third employee case
  3. State Capitol building closed to the public and will open if the Legislature or Supreme Court convene