March 21, 2020 / By William Mansell & Ella Torres
As the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases increases, some states are acting quickly by ordering variations of stay-at-home orders for residents. Oregon issued such an order on Friday night, joining states that include California, Illinois and New York.
Globally, there are at least 275,000 diagnosed cases and 11,399 coronavirus-related deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. More than 88,000 people have recovered worldwide.
In the United States, at least 19,624 diagnosed cases have been confirmed, and at least 260 people have died. So far, at least 147 have recovered.