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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 5/29/20

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

As of Friday morning:
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 17,240 (up from 16,661 Thursday)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 554 (up from 539)
Wisconsin total hospitalizations: 2,452 (up from 2,411)
Wisconsin current hospitalizations: 408 (down from 413)


  1. Scotland allows two households to gather together starting Friday as long as the group is not larger than 8
  2. Portugal and the UK are in talks about an “air corridor” that would exempt Portuguese from the UK’s 14-day quarantine upon arrival
  3. The French government supports reopening internal European borders starting June 15; restaurants, bars, beaches and lakes in France to open June 2 with some restrictions
  4. Jordan to reopen mosques and churches for worship starting June 5
  5. Britain to begin lifting lockdown Monday with gatherings of up to 6 outdoors; more restrictions to be lifting June 15
  6. England’s top soccer league to resume matches June 17, Italian soccer league to restart season on June 20
  7. Turkey announces comprehensive reopening plan starting Monday with restaurants and cafes
  8. Brazil sets record for most new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours (26.417)
  9. Spain to begins easing restriction Monday, with 70% of the population moving to Phase 2, and four of Spain’s small islands will move to Phase 3
  10. German capital of Berlin will reopen Tuesday, allowing pubs and fitness studios to open and open-air events with a max of 200 people
  11. More than 500 schools in South Korea’s capital of Incheon closed due to after reopening this week to try to contain a cluster of COVID-19 cases
  12. Moscow revises COVID-19 death toll for April, citing 1,561 deaths compared to just 636 originally reported
  13. Tokyo to start Phase 2 of reopening on Monday; schools, tutoring centers, gyms, theaters, malls and non-essential retailers can open; Japan reported 63 new cases and 7 deaths Thursday, the largest one-day jump in infections since May 14


  1. The White House will extend federal funding for National Guard deployments through mid-August
  2. American consumer spending dropped by a record 13.6%, equal to $1.89 trillion, in April
  3. New York City preparing for Phase 1 reopening in the first or second week of June; new study shows 1 in 7 New Yorkers were infected with COVID-19 by the end of March
  4. New York Gov. Cuomo to sign order authorizing businesses to deny entry to people not wearing a mask or face covering
  5. Iowa announces more than 500 new COVID-19 cases (out of 2,517 employees) at a Tyson pork processing plant
  6. Some assisted living and intermediate care facilities in Ohio to allow outdoor visitation with residents starting June 8
  7. Virginia will remain in Phase 1 of its reopening plan for at least another week; public beaches reopened Friday, and NASCAR and horse tracks can run single-day events
  8. 2020 Boston Marathon canceled
  9. California records largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases (2,617)
  10. New Mexico to allow salons, gyms, indoor malls and dine-in restaurants to open on Monday with capacity restrictions; Idaho to allow theaters and bars to reopen Saturday; Rhode Island to begin Phase 2 of reopening on Monday
  11. Texas becomes first state to allow outdoor professional sporting events with fans (25%) capacity starting Sunday


  1. The Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled for just the sixth time in 169 years and first time since 1945
  2. 7 servers at Kenosha County bars and restaurants have tested positive for COVID-19
  3. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin reports seven cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, the first such cases in the state
  4. Hodag Music Festival in Rhinelander canceled due to “stress and division” in the area after vote and announcement earlier this week it would occur
  5. Milwaukee County surpasses 7,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  6. As of Thursday, 1/3 of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in Milwaukee County were patients who identified as Latino or Hispanic
  7. CVS to open seven testing sites in Wisconsin – Beloit, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Sheboygan, Pewaukee and Menomonee Falls


  1. Dane County has not hit the metric of averaging 800 tests per day over the past 14 days
  2. More than 30,000 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Dane County with 153 patients seeking hospitalization at some point