"The United States became the first country to report more than 100,000 coronavirus cases, with more than 1,500 deaths due to the disease.
The US is now home to about 17 percent of the world’s coronavirus cases.
More and more states have issued stay-at-home orders as overwhelmed hospitals have pleaded for more supplies as the pandemic continues to intensify.
Confirmed cases have soared over the past few days. At the beginning of last week, March 16, the United States had reported just 4,226 people had fallen ill from the virus.
Medical workers in New York City, the country’s epicenter for the outbreak, have reported disastrous scenes from within hospitals. Mayor de Blasio said Friday that supplies to fight the virus in the city could run out in little over a week (..)"