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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 6/23/20

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

As of Tuesday morning:
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 25,078 (up from 24,829 Monday)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 745 (up from 744)
Wisconsin total hospitalizations: 3,231 (up from 3,220)
Wisconsin current hospitalizations: 246 (up from 243)


  1. There are more than 9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world and 472,000 deaths
  2. UK unveils plan to allow most vulnerable population to gather in groups of up to six outdoors and form a “support bubble” with another household starting July 6; UK to ease restrictions to allow people to go to restaurants, pubs, hair salons, museums and cinemas starting July 4
  3. Hong Kong records 30 new COVID-19 cases Monday, its largest daily increase since April 3
  4. At least 175 COVID-19 cases have been reported at a poultry processing center in Wales
  5. South Africa surpasses 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  6. Brazil reports 21,432 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours to bring the country’s total to 1,106,470; Mexico reports nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 cases and more than 1,000 deaths over 24 hours
  7. World’s top tennis player Novak Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19 after taking part in the Adria Tour, a tournament he set up to raise funds for those in need
  8. Peru reported its lowest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of May with 2,511 reported Monday
  9. World Trade Organization says world trade dropped by 18.5% over the second quarter, the steepest drop on record
  10. German state of North Rhine-Westphalia imposes new lockdown in area around a meat factory outbreak of more than 1,500 infections that will last until June 30
  11. South Korea says second wave of COVID-19 outbreak underway in the country
  12. Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, which usually sees up to 2.5 million Muslims from around the world, will be limited to “thousands”


  1. 10 states saw their highest 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases on Sunday – California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Utah
  2. The U.S. has performed nearly 22 million tests for COVID-19, averaging between 400,000 and 500,000 tests per day
  3. New Jersey casinos and indoor dining can resume at 25% starting July 2
  4. Carnival Cruise Line says it is canceling all cruises through September 30
  5. Florida has surpassed 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases; Miami mandates wearing masks in public
  6. White House makes daily temperature checks for staff voluntary
  7. LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world, to screen passengers for fevers with two thermal imaging scanners; it becomes the first major U.S. airport to implement such technology
  8. Los Angeles health director says she has been receiving death threats over her COVID-19 orders; L.A. recorded 2,571 new cases Monday, a record high
  9. FDA advises consumers not to use nine hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA due to the potential presence of methanol, a toxic substance when absorbed in the skin
  10. Study suggests as many as 80% of COVID-19 cases in March were undetected across the country, meaning as many as 8.7 million Americans could have had the virus without knowing
  11. Harris County, which contains Houston, Texas, has seen a 177% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since May 31 and 64% increase in ICU bed use; 103 Houston police officers quarantined with COVID-19; Texas governor to consider taking stronger action, but rolling back reopening not happening yet
  12. West Virginia reports its first COVID-19 death since June 12
  13. Louisiana will not move to Phase 3 of reopening at the end of the week as originally planned
  14. 500 of 90,000 Delta Airlines employees have tested positive for COVID-19


  1. 3.8% of tests returned positive Monday as 249 new cases were reported over 24 hours
  2. The two-week trend for positive test percentage has risen from just over 2% on June 9 to almost 4%
  3. Wisconsin DPI anticipates most schools to reopen in fall, encourage leaders to prepare for 18 more months of COVID-19 threat
  4. 268 inmates at Wisconsin prisons have tested positive for COVID-19, and 261 have recovered. 63 of 66 prison workers who have tested positive have recovered
  5. The Ryder Cup, with an expected $35 million impact on Wisconsin economy and 200,000 fans hosted in Kohler, expected to be postponed from September into 2021


  1. Two UW-Madison athletes test positive for COVID-19 after returning to facilities last week
  2. As states report increase in positive cases among young adults, Dane County reports 273 of its 1,141 confirmed COVID-19 cases during the pandemic have been patients ages 20-29; 45% of confirmed cases in the county are from patients in their 20s and 30s