CLOSE Some local, state and federal agencies have turned to drastic measures to try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. USA TODAYAs more U.S. states enact strict stay-at-home orders to slow the community spread of COVID-19, Italy’s daily death toll continues to climb: Almost 800 more people have died from the virus, officials said Saturday, marking a new daily high.The news comes as Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and his wife plan to be tested for coronavirus. A staffer for vice president has tested positive for COVID-19.The White House’s coronavirus task force’s Saturday briefing included several other updates: Coronavirus testing is expanding rapidly across the country and 195,000 Americans who are symptomatic have been tested, Pence said.Americans should continue to avoid gathering in public. “Stay at home and save lives,” President Donald Trump said.Americans who do not have symptoms should not get tested. Dr. Anthony Fauci said limiting who gets tested will free up in-demand protective equipment.There are at least 278 deaths and over 20,000 confirmed cases in the U.S. Worldwide, the death toll approached 13,000, with at least 4,825 deaths in Italy, the country that has witnessed the most deaths. The world surpassed 303,000 total cases as of Saturday, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard.Our live


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