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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 7/13/20

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

As of Monday morning:
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 36,472 (up from 34,056 Friday)
Wisconsin active cases: 6,305 (up from 6,302)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 821 (up from 814)
Wisconsin total hospitalizations: 3,824 (up from 3,726)
Wisconsin current hospitalizations: 264 (down from 284)


  1. There were 230,370 confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world on Sunday, the highest single-day total in the pandemic; the U.S. reported a record 68,000 new COVID-19 cases Friday, setting a new record for the 7th time in 11 days
  2. World Health Organization calls for global unity after a “lack of leadership” has allowed many countries to struggle to contain COVID-19
  3. UK Prime Minister says face mask rules will likely become stricter and urges use of face coverings in confined spaces; UK eases travel restrictions for dozens of countries to allow travelers from 75 countries to no longer have to quarantine for 14 days starting Friday
  4. CEO says Eli Lilly COVID-19 antibody therapy could be available by the end of the year
  5. Japan reported 430 new COVID-19 cases Friday, and Tokyo had 243, the city’s largest jump since the outbreak began
  6. India surpasses 800,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases after its fourth straight day with record jumps in cases (28,637); India to reimpose restrictions in many parts of the country, third-largest city (Bengaluru) will be put under lockdown for one week starting Tuesday
  7. Costa Rica announces “epidemiological fence” will be placed around the metro region of capital San Jose as license plate traffic will be restricted to two days a week and only essential businesses will be allowed to operate
  8. Colombia reports record number of new cases (6,803) and deaths (211) over 23 hours Friday, will implement new lockdown of capital Bogota, where the majority of cases have been found; Peru reports 3,616 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and will continue with its next phase of reopening Wednesday, where long-distance transportation can restart
  9. Brazil reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 deaths over 24 hours on Saturday; Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro says country is on the brink of a recession
  10. Thousands protest government’s handling of COVID-19 in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday due to lack of economic aid distributed to citizens; Lebanon reports its largest COVID-19 spike (166)
  11. Australian state of Victoria reports another 273 cases of COVID-19, bringing the active case count to 1,184
  12. South Africa to resume curfew and ban on alcohol sales as the country averages 12,000 new COVID-19 infections every day and has reported 1,000 of the country’s 4,000 deaths in the past week
  13. Bulgaria reopens bars and clubs Monday just three days after shutting them down due to an increase in COVID-19 cases
  14. Spanish judge blocks Catalonia regional government from confining 156,000 residents to their homes, saying only the state government has that authority


  1. CDC reports says people older than 65, men and people over color younger than 65 make up disproportionate shares of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S.; 80% of deaths were people older than 65 between February 12 and May 18; CDC now estimates 40% of people infected with COVID-19 don’t have symptoms
  2. Atlanta mayor says she is planning on rolling back the city’s reopening plan to Phase 1 due to a spike in COVID-19 cases; Georgia to reactivate a makeshift hospital in downtown Atlanta due to a surge in cases; Augusta, Georgia mayor issues order mandating face masks
  3. Florida reported 15,300 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest total since the pandemic began; Jacksonville Jaguars become first NFL team to announce capacity restrictions at upcoming games (25%)
  4. Ohio has mandated masks now in 12 counties; Mississippi governor announces additional physical distancing measures for 13 counties; South Carolina bans alcohol sales in bars after 11 p.m.; Michigan businesses will be required to refuse entry to people not wearing masks starting Monday; Louisiana to require face masks for anyone over the age of 8 starting Monday
  5. Kentucky reports second-highest number of new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours (453); Utah reports highest 24-hour increase in COVID-19 cases (850) on Friday; Louisiana reports most new infections over 24 hours (2,642); South Carolina sets record for most COVID-19 cases over 24 hours (2,239) and a 22.3% positivity rate
  6. Michigan governor requests use of the National Guard through December 31; West Virginia official says state has the highest rate of transmission in the country at 1.37, where the average infected person spreads the virus to that many people
  7. California to release 8,000 prisoners early due to COVID-19 outbreak
  8. 68% of patients tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies during a study at a clinic in Queens, New York; New York City reported 0 confirmed and 2 probable COVID-19 deaths Friday and 0 confirmed and 0 probably COVID-19 deaths Saturday; New York state is monitoring a COVID-19 uptick that could be linked to people who traveled from Georgia
  9. Research finds 1 in 3 young adults is vulnerable to severe COVID-19 complications, mostly due to smoking
  10. FDA gives “Fast Track” designations to Pfizer and BioNTech for two of their four COVID-19 vaccine candidates


  1. Wisconsin reported 845 new COVID-19 infections on Friday and 926 on Saturday, the second and third straight days of record numbers over 24 hours; the positivity rate was jumped to 7.7% on Saturday
  2. Wisconsin had 769 new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday, ending a streak of record numbers; the positivity rate jumped to 10.1%
  3. Hockey tournament in Ashland has led to at least 13 positive COVID-19 infections
  4. Wisconsin K-12 schools have been awarded $200 million in COVID-19 relief funds from CARES Act funding, with $155 million going to public school districts
  5. 11 K-12 school districts in Wisconsin have applied to DPI for a waiver to start school in August


  1. Dane County mask order, which began morning Monday, allows for fines up to $376 in Madison and $263.50 for the rest of Dane County
  2. Dane County has surpassed 3,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 100,000 tests conducted
  3. 24 COVID-19 patients currently are hospitalized in Dane County, 8 of which are in the ICU