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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 5/27/20

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

As of Wednesday morning:
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 16,062 (up from 15,800 Tuesday)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 519 (up from 514)
Wisconsin total hospitalizations: 2,362 (up from 2,339)
Wisconsin current hospitalizations: 422 (up from 388)

World

  1. The global death toll has surpassed 351,000 and worldwide case count has gone over 5.61 million
  2. United Nations World Tourism Organization predicts 70% drop in global tourism this year
  3. The number of active cases in Italy falls under 53,000, nearly half of the cases at the country’s peak (108,257)
  4. Northern Ireland becomes the first of four UK nations to report no new COVID-19 deaths in a single day; Northern Ireland’s most recent day without a COVID-19 death was March 18
  5. Saudi Arabia to allow prayers in mosques starting Sunday; Dubai to open cinemas, gyms and entertainment outlets as of today
  6. Denmark opens borders to neighboring countries but only for those that show proof of marriage, engagement or relationship of at least six months
  7. Mexico sees largest single-day increases in new COVID-19 cases (3,455) and deaths (501)
  8. Brazil has surpassed the U.S. with new COVID-19 deaths, as 1,039 died over two days while the U.S. has had just 683 deaths
  9. Germany extends physical distancing rules until June 29
  10. Peru reports more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases to bring total to 129,751
  11. New Zealand has no hospitalized COVID-19 patients for the first time since the country went into lockdown

National

  1. COVID-19 model now projects 11,000 fewer U.S. deaths by August, dropping down to 132,000
  2. The CDC says COVID-19 antibody tests could be wrong up to 50% of the time
  3. Walt Disney World and Sea World to present reopening plans today
  4. Google to begin reopening offices on July 6 to 10% of capacity
  5. At least 27 states are investigating cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children that could be linked to COVID-19
  6. California allows hair salons and barbershops to open in 47 of the state’s 58 counties; New Mexico begins soft reopening of restaurants today
  7. Virginia to require anyone 10 years or older to wear masks in public indoor spaces starting Friday
  8. Rhode Island to move to Phase 2 on Monday, allowing gatherings of up to 15, 33% capacity at offices, restaurants and indoor dining at 50% capacity and gyms to open
  9. Iowa to lift restrictions on gathering size starting Monday, and large-scale venues can open at 50% capacity with physical distancing and other measures
  10. Washington D.C. to begin phased reopening Friday
  11. New York reports just 73 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, the lowest daily total since the pandemic began
  12. Illinois sees downward trend of COVID-19 deaths over the course of the past week with 780 deaths in the past seven days

State

  1. More than 200,000 Wisconsin COVID-19 tests have returned negative
  2. Wisconsin Supreme Court allows lower courts to resume duties with COVID-19 controls
  3. Oneida County allows country music festival in Rhinelander to move forward on July 9-12 but limits crowds to 16,000 and will have PPE for workers
  4. Wisconsin National Guard had six teams begin testing at five locations – Dodge County Correctional Institute, Monroe, Fort McCoy, Whitewater and Brodhead
  5. Wisconsin State Fair to make decision on cancelation by the end of the month
  6. Brookfield approves drive-in theater at Marcus Majestic Cinema five nights a week, the second Milwaukee area drive-in to open in the past two weeks
  7. The state’s eviction ban was effective through Tuesday, meaning landlords can begin filing eviction paperwork today

Madison

  1. Forward Dane plan was implemented Tuesday, allowing restaurants and retailers to open at 25% capacity and other health measures, salons to open by appointment and more
  2. Criteria will be evaluated in two weeks (June 9) about moving to Phase II; the county currently meets the criteria to move ahead
  3. Dane County has completed more than 28,000 COVID-19 tests with 630 positive cases found