Coronavirus surge in US as global death toll surpasses 10,000, no new cases in China
California governor has asked all 39M residents to stay at home as the global coronavirus death toll has surpassed 10,000, but China has gone 48 hours with no new cases for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak arose.
The new respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has spread to every continent except Antarctica as well as every single European country, ABC News reported.
There are at least 244,517 diagnosed cases globally and at least 10,030 deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Over 86,000 people with diagnosed cases have recovered.
There are more than 13,150 diagnosed cases in the US, spanning all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. At least 196 people have died in the country, according to ABC News' count.
California issues 'Safer At Home' order
Over 39 million people living in California are now under orders to stay home.
The entire state will be under an order that's meant to enforce social distancing.
Residents can still go out for essential needs like food, hardware supplies, exercise, and medication.
Delivery and takeout at restaurants will be allowed. But the orders that have been put in place do give law enforcement the ability to enforce social distancing.
China reports no new cases for 2nd day in a row
China's health ministry announced that the county has gone 48 hours with no new cases for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak arose.
At the height of the crisis in China, some areas of the country saw thousands of new infections daily.
Mainland China reported 39 new cases of coronavirus, including 14 cases in Guangdong, over the last 24 hours, but they each stemmed from people arriving from abroad, the health ministry said.