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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 7/21/20

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

As of Tuesday morning:
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 43,084 (up from 42,319 Monday)
Wisconsin active cases: 9,037 (up from 8,838)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 847 (up from 846)
Wisconsin total hospitalizations: 4,129 (up from 4,107)
Wisconsin current hospitalizations: 367 (up from 339)


  1. Preliminary results from University of Oxford vaccine Phase 1/2 study suggest it is safe and induces an immune response, with antibodies developing within 28 days and T-cells within 14 days; fatigue and headaches were the most commonly reported reactions
  2. The Bahamas to ban international travelers from entering the country except those from Canada, the UK and the European Union with proof of a negative COVID-19 test
  3. Dominican Republic president declares state of emergency for the next 45 days due to COVID-19
  4. WHO “deeply concerned” about COVID-19’s effect on indigenous people in the Americas and “very concerned” that cases may accelerate in Africa
  5. Colombia surpasses 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases; Argentina records 92 new COVID-19 deaths over 24 hours, a record
  6. 900,000 public workers in Britain are getting a pay raise in recognition of their work during the pandemic, between 2 and 3%, for teachers, police officers, doctors, dentists and senior civil servants; nurses are exempt because of a three-year deal that was agreed to in 2018
  7. Parliamentary committee votes down government order to close restaurants in Israel
  8. Delhi recorded fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours for the first time in six weeks (June 1)
  9. China will now require all people flying into the country to show proof of negative COVID-19 test within five days of their flight
  10. European Union leaders have reached an agreement on $857 billion COVID-19 stimulus package


  1. U.S. Treasury Secretary says Phase 4 stimulus package will start at $1 trillion with focus on schools, jobs and vaccines; House and Senate have begun discussions this week
  2. More than 56,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the U.S. on Monday
  3. Former U.S. Surgeon General says about half of Americans would not receive COVID-19 vaccine right now due to lack of trust
  4. A Kentucky couple who refused to sign a self-isolation order after one tested positive for COVID-19 said they were placed under house arrest with ankle monitors
  5. National Zoo and National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. and Virginia to open Friday with masks required and free passes needing to be reserved ahead of time
  6. Florida educators file lawsuit after state emergency order was signed to force schools to open for in-person instruction next month
  7. West Virginia has reported COVID-19 outbreaks at seven churches for a total of 75 cases
  8. Kentucky reports record 979 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours, 30 of which were children ages 5 and younger; City of Miami to close summer camps after at least three children contracted COVID-19
  9. NFL teams the New York Giants and New York Jets announce each will play home games this season without any fans in attendance
  10. Hidalgo County in Texas, which has nearly 13,000 COVID-19 cases and is part of the spike in the state, issues a shelter-at-home order and a 10 p.m. to 5 am. curfew
  11. Coca-Cola’s revenue plummeted 28% in the second quarter of 2020


  1. Wisconsin reported 703 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours and 10% of tests returned positive for the second straight day
  2. Green Bay mayor unveils proposal to require face coverings in buildings open to the public, to be voted on by City Council Tuesday and could start as early as next Monday
  3. DOC says it has completed COVID-19 testing for all inmates, staff in Wisconsin’s 37 prison facilities with 391 testing positive and 21 active cases
  4. Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton announces he tested positive for COVID-19, the second player on the team to do so, but has not entered the NBA’s bubble in Orlando


  1. Sun Prairie schools to begin year with virtual learning through November 2; Middleton-Cross Plains schools to begin school year with virtual learning and re-evaluate in early October
  2. 11 of 33 hospitalized patients are being treated in the ICU in Dane County hospitals
  3. Just over 40% of all Dane County COVID-19 cases are in the 20-29 age range