The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus surpassed 3,000 late Monday.
The state of play: There were more than 164,000 confirmed cases in the U.S. early Tuesday — more than any other country in the world, per Johns Hopkins data. The COVID-19 death toll stood at 3,170. The number of recoveries had risen to more than 5,900.
- Italy has the world's highest COVID-19 death toll, with more than 11,500 people dying from the virus.
The big picture: At least 30 state governors and the District to Columbia have ordered their residents to stay home to promote social distancing and limit community spread from the coronavirus pandemic.
- Those states account for about 3/4 of the American population, the N.Y. Times notes. More cities like Boston, Detroit, New Orleans and Philadelphia, are reporting an influx of cases, prompting states to take stronger actions.
What they're saying: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci told CNN models suggest coronavirus could infect millions of Americans and kill 100,000–200,000, though he stressed the projections are "a moving target."
- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan cited data Monday suggesting that D.C., Maryland and Virginia could look like the New York area in two weeks' time.
- President Trump brushed aside allegations on Monday that China is spreading misinformation about the origin of the coronavirus on "Fox & Friends."
Between the lines: U.S. testing capacity has increased as more commercial labs pledge to up production. More available tests mean more COVID-19 cases will be discovered and reported. However, rural-state governors across the nation paint a more troublesome picture on access to tests, contradicting President Trump that U.S. is up on track.
What's happening: Ford and GE Healthcare announced plans on Monday to produce 50,000 machines by early July to fight the coronavirus.
- The White House said Sunday it would extend its social-distancing guidelines until April 30.
- Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort docked Monday in New York as it prepares to begin assisting the medical needs of the city's citizens with 1,000 beds due to the strain on the health care system.
State government responses: Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia all announced stay-at-home orders on Monday.
- Louisiana's governor warned Sunday the state could reach ventilator capacity this week.
- At least 57,000 K-12 schools across the U.S. have closed or will close for up to weeks at a time due to the coronavirus.
What to watch: Americans will get one-time direct deposits from the $2.2 trillion stimulus package of up to $1,200, and married couples will receive $2,400, plus an additional $500 per child.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout. Check back for the latest.