Report by: CNN:The United States is advising residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut not to travel domestically after the number of reported coronavirus deaths doubled to over 2,000 nationwide within two days.
More than two-thirds of the US population face restrictions
As of Saturday, at least 215 million Americans were under various stays at home or shelter in place orders, according to a CNN count based on census data. By Monday, that number will reach 225 million, meaning more than two-thirds of the country’s population will be facing those restrictions.
And the growing numbers have also revealed new demographics facing severe illness.
Cases of young adults developing severe illnesses have been more widely reported, but children were thought to be avoiding the harshest effects.
On Saturday, state officials reported the death of an infant under age 1 who tested positive for coronavirus and is believed to be the youngest person to die of the virus in the United States.
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death, the Illinois Department of Public Health said.
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