In the U.S. and across the globe, more people were under official lockdowns or stay-at-home policies early Saturday as coronavirus cases and fatalities mounted.In New York City, coronavirus patients were dying at a rate of more than one an hour, with that rate expected to rise, the city’s health commissioner said Friday, according to The New York Post.ILLINOIS JOINS CALIFORNIA, NY BY ISSUING ‘STAY AT HOME’ ORDER TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUSAfter California’s governor issued the nation’s strictest “stay at home” order Thursday night, taking effect at midnight Friday. The governors of New York, Illinois and Connecticut did likewise, with Oregon among the states expected to follow suit.All told, the orders would confine around 75 million Americans to their homes – able to go out only for essential reasons, such as vital work duties or to gather food and supplies.“This is not a permanent state, this is a moment in time,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said, trying to assure the nation’s most populous state that the order would eventually lift.In Los Angeles, the sight of nearly empty freeways was startling in a city long known for extensive traffic snarls.New York state, the state with the most COVID-19 cases in the nation, received a Major Disaster Declaration on Friday

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