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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 5/28/20

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

As of Thursday morning:
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 16,661 (up from 16,062 Wednesday)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 539 (up from 519)
Wisconsin total hospitalizations: 2,411 (up from 2,362)
Wisconsin current hospitalizations: 413 (down from 422)

World

  1. The European Union proposes 750 billion euro recovery fund for grants and loans
  2. Moscow to ease COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday
  3. 50% of government employees in Dubai to return to the office by June 1, all to be back by June 14
  4. Chile reports 4,328 new COVID-19 cases to cross 80,000 since the pandemic began
  5. Brazil reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 deaths and 20,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
  6. Seoul, South Korea, will close all public facilities in the surrounding area Friday after a cluster of cases was found at a logistics center; 79 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Wednesday, a new single-day high since April 5
  7. New guidelines for Japanese these parks request no screaming on roller coasters to limit spread of COVID-19
  8. Cases of community transmission of COVID-19 continue to grow in Africa, especially Ethiopia
  9. The UK has the highest death rate among countries with comparable tracking data, as 891 people per million have died in the UK
  10. No evidence of increased COVID-19 spread linked to opening schools in Finland or Denmark

National

  1. The United States death toll surpasses 100,000; confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.7 million
  2. Another 2.1 million Americans filed their initial unemployment claims last week, bringing the pandemic total to more than 40 million
  3. New York City mayor says the city has lost $9 billion in revenue due to COVID-19
  4. Miami-Dade County to reopen beaches and hotels starting Monday; Maryland to allow outdoor dining at restaurants starting Friday
  5. Vermont has just one hospitalized COVID-19 patient remaining
  6. Caesars Palace and Flamingo to reopen in Las Vegas on June 4; MGM Resorts to begin opening Las Vegas properties on June 4 as well
  7. California becomes fourth state with more than 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, joining New York, New Jersey and Illinois
  8. Mississippi governor to allow stay-at-home order to expire on Monday
  9. Wyoming to allow large gatherings of up to 250 people starting July 1
  10. American Airlines reduces management and support staff by 30%

State

  1. Wisconsin reported 599 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, a record high
  2. The 22 deaths reported over 24 hours was a new record high; 19 deaths were recorded on both April 4 and April 28
  3. The state also reported a record number of COVID-19 tests Wednesday (10,330)
  4. Gov. Evers uses $200 million of federal CARES funding for local governments
  5. About 728,000 of 2.4 million Wisconsin unemployment claims have gone unpaid during the past two months
  6. Meatpacking facility in Abbotsford, 30 minutes west of Wausau, reports three confirmed COVID-19 cases
  7. 31 of 66 COVID-19 tests at the Waupun Correctional Institution have come back positive; 7 staffers had tested positive in tests conducted off-duty
  8. Wisconsin election officials unanimously approved a plan to send more than 2.7 million registered voters absentee ballot applications

Madison

  1. Wisconsin Supreme Court dismisses case against Dane County and other local stay-at-home orders since they have expired
  2. Madison to allow restaurants to expand outdoor dining onto public sidewalks, on-street parking lots and private parking lots with Madison Streatery Program
  3. Restaurants can have more than 25% capacity at outdoor dining spaces as long as tables are distanced six feet apart