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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 5/11/20

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

As of Monday morning:
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 10,297 (up from 9,381 Friday)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 400 (up from 374)
Wisconsin total hospitalizations: 1,820 (up from 1,732)
Wisconsin current hospitalizations: 332 (down from 339)


  1. The worldwide confirmed COVID-19 case count has surpassed 4 million, the death toll crosses 283,000
  2. Canada reaches 13% unemployment, the second-highest rate the country has ever recorded
  3. EU encourages member states to keep external borders closed until June 15; the UK to introduce 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the country
  4. Kuwait imposes nationwide lockdown through the end of May
  5. Brazil reported 751 new COVID-19 cases Friday, its largest single-day increase yet; death toll crosses 10,000
  6. France extends state of emergency until July 10
  7. Mexico reported 1,900 new COVID-19 cases Saturday to bring the country’s total over 30,000
  8. Taiwan opens professional baseball league up to fans who wore face masks, social distanced in seats and could not eat or drink
  9. Elderly in Turkey were finally allows out of their houses Sunday for the first time in 49 days
  10. City of Wuhan reports its first new COVID-19 case since April 3
  11. The UK sends 50,000 COVID-19 tests to the United States due to “operational issues” in the lab network
  12. South Korea orders bars and nightclubs to close again for 30 days after 13 cases were tracked to one person at five nightclubs
  13. Lebanon reverses decision to relax its daily curfew due to rise in COVID-19 cases
  14. Russia has reached more than 221,000 COVID-19 cases, the third-most in the world and likely will surpass Spain for second-most today
  15. Spain’s 123 COVID-19 deaths announced Monday is the lowest total in the country since March 19


  1. The United States has surpassed 1.3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and nears 80,000 deaths
  2. A member of Mike Pence’s staff has tested positive for COVID-19; 11 Secret Service staff have tested positive
  3. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of CDC Dr. Robert Redfield and the head of FDA Stephen Hahn to telework for 14 days and get tested each day
  4. Vermont to allow groups of up to 10 even though the stay-at-home order will still remain in place; Mississippi extends stay-at-home order until May 25
  5. Minnesota bans all indoor and outdoor graduation ceremonies
  6. Colorado extends state of disaster emergency for 30 days
  7. New York governor says state is “ahead of this virus” for the first time
  8. Rhode Island became first northeastern state to lift stay-at-home order Saturday; Alabama extends stay-at-home order but expands list of businesses that can reopen
  9. U.S. to purchase $3 billion worth of food from farms and provide to food banks
  10. Ohio governor says 90% of the state is set to open
  11. TSA screen more than 215,000 people Friday, the most air travelers in a day since March 26


  1. Wisconsin to begin disclosing long-term care centers with positive COVID-19 cases
  2. COVID-19 testing at community testing sites throughout the state will be free for everyone
  3. The Wisconsin Air National Guard F-16s will fly over cities Tuesday to salute health care workers and first responders; they will fly over Madison between 7:23 and 7:33 p.m. Tuesday and come from the northwest
  4. Milwaukee County surpasses 4,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  5. 60% of school districts in the state seeking instructional hours waiver due to COVID-19
  6. Wisconsin banks helped 43,400 small businesses in the state obtain more than $8.3 billion in Paycheck Protection Program funds
  7. Wisconsin has had more than 105,000 tests return as negative


  1. Highest-paid UW-Madison athletics executives and coaches asked to take pay cuts or reductions in hours in cost-cutting plan to save roughly $2.8 million
  2. Six more inmates and one staff member at the Dane County Jail test positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 29
  3. Dane County has completed 14,700 COVID-19 tests