More than 42% of the United States is now under orders to “stay at home”
Peter Wells reports from New York
New Mexico has become the last state to issue a home stay order, bringing the proportion of the U.S. population in current and future detention to more than 40%.
The southwestern state ordinance, which takes effect at 8 a.m. on March 24, means that the number of U.S. states ordering residents to stay in their homes more than doubled Monday to 15. Indiana , Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, West Virginia and Wisconsin made such announcements earlier today.
The 15 states where these ordinances are in force or about to become effective cover just over 42% of the population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States jumped to more than 41,000 on Monday, of which 579 died. This is more common than any country after China and Italy, and the number of people who test positive should continue to increase rapidly as the United States increases the ability to test people. showing symptoms.
New York is the hardest hit state, with the number of confirmed cases increasing by 5,707 in the past 24 hours, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, bringing the total number to 20,875.
Some cities and counties have issued residence orders, although states have not. As such, the proportion of the population affected by these restrictions probably exceeds 42%.
Texas, the second most populous state in the United States, has no home stay orders, but local media have announced that the capital, Austin, is expected to travel this route tomorrow, following in the footsteps of Dallas and from Waco.