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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 7/14/20

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

As of Tuesday morning:
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 37,146 (up from 36,472 Monday)
Wisconsin active cases: 7,447 (up from 7,305)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 822 (up from 821)
Wisconsin total hospitalizations: 3,850 (up from 3,824)
Wisconsin current hospitalizations: 283 (up from 264)


  1. The worldwide COVID-19 case count surpasses 13 million and death toll crosses 573,500; Africa’s COVID-19 caseload has climbed above 600,000 as the 54 countries see larger increases
  2. World Health Organization says understanding of COVID-19 transmission in children is limited
  3. Argentina becomes the 22nd country to surpass 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases; Mexico surpasses 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  4. Hong Kong tightens physical distancing measures after 100 new COVID-19 cases over the past two days, limiting gatherings of more than 4, shutting down dine-in services at 6 p.m., masks mandatory on public transportation and more; Hong Kong Disneyland to close to help limit large gatherings
  5. The United Nations says more than 130 million people worldwide may go into chronic hunger by the end of 2020 due to COVID-19 due to “intensifying the vulnerabilities and inadequacies of global food systems”
  6. The UK to make face masks mandatory in shops in England starting July 24
  7. Iraq reported 2,022 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the country’s total to 81,700; Israel confirms a record 1,681 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours; India reports 28,298 new COVID-19 cases on Monday to have more than 100,000 positive tests over the past four days
  8. France President Emmanuel Macron says he’s “in favor” of a mandatory mask order in enclosed public spaces, saying one could be enforced as early as August 1; France grants healthcare workers $9 billion in pay raises
  9. One of 16 cities that makes up Philippines capital of Manila, Navotas, to go into lockdown for two weeks starting Thursday due to “sudden” inflation of COVID-19 cases
  10. UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences warns to prepare for a winter COVID-19 peak because of more time spent indoors in poorly ventilated areas and health care systems typically are more taxed with seasonal ailments


  1. More than 135,000 people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19 and 3.36 million COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the U.S.
  2. CDC Director: “If everyone could wear a face covering over the next 6 weeks, we could drive (coronavirus) into the ground”
  3. Washington D.C. reports no COVID-19 deaths for four consecutive days
  4. Los Angeles Unified School District says it will “not begin with students at school facilities”
  5. New Mexico closes indoor dining at restaurants and breweries as COVID-19 cases rise; West Virginia governor closes bars in Monongalia County for 10 days due to spike in COVID-19 cases; California governor orders closure of indoor services at restaurants, bars, wineries, movie theaters, zoos, museums and more, and 30 counties must close fitness centers, places of worship, offices for non-critical sectors, hair salons, personal care services and malls; Oregon bans gatherings of more than 10 people and requires face masks where physical distancing cannot be maintained
  6. Oregon governor expands face mask requirements to outdoor public spaces were six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained; Wyoming governor extends public health orders through July 31
  7. Yellowstone National Park reported visitor numbers the last 10 days of June that ranged from 90%-116% of admissions from June 2019; Delta Airlines lost $5.7 billion in the second quarter of 2020, driven by a 93% decline in the number of passengers
  8. KFC encourages restaurants in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and California to close dine-in services
  9. Florida now has more COVID-19 cases than all but eight countries
  10. Philadelphia cancels all large public events through February 2021


  1. Milwaukee Common Council approves order requiring masks in public, will go to mayor and can be in effect starting Thursday
  2. Wisconsin’s 494 new COVID-19 cases reported over 24 hours Monday was the lowest in a week but the most ever reported on a Monday; 7.5% of tests returned positive
  3. Milwaukee Public Schools to begin school year virtually and gradually return to in-person classes, a plan that will cost roughly $90 million
  4. Wisconsin joins lawsuit to stop ICE rule on international students having to leave the country if they don’t take an in-person class this fall


  1. UW Health patients will be among those testing an experimental antibody treatment heavily backed by the federal government
  2. 54% of positive cases over the past two weeks in Dane County have been patients in the 20-29 age range
  3. The rate of transmission for Dane County has dropped from 1.51 on June 27 to 1.09 as of July 10
  4. 28% of positive cases in Dane County did not know where they could have gotten it from, down from 33% last week