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North Carolina becomes latest state to issue coronavirus stay-at-home order

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Friday to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, with exemptions for certain essential workers and businesses. The order goes into effect Monday at 5 p.m.

The big picture: This is the latest state to announce policies to enforce social distancing. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide were asked to stay home Monday.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. ET: 586,140 — Total deaths: 26,865 — Total recoveries: 130,858.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in cases. Total confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. ET: 97,226 — Total deaths: 1,478 — Total recoveries: 862.
  3. Federal government latest: President Trump signed the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill to provide businesses and U.S. workers some economic relief.
  4. State updates: Nearly 92% of cities do not have adequate medical supplies — New York is trying to nearly triple its hospital capacity in less than a month.
  5. World updates: Italy reported 969 coronavirus deaths on Friday, the country's deadliest day.
  6. Business latest: President Trump authorized the use of the Defense Production Act to direct General Motors to prioritize building ventilators for those affected by COVID-19.
  7. 🏰 1 Disney thing: Both Disney World and Disneyland theme parks in the U.S. are closed until further notice.
  8. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancing.
  9. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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New York's race against the clock on coronavirus

Inside the Javits Center in NYC. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

With much of America ground to a halt, the state of New York is trying to nearly triple its hospital capacity in less than a month.

Why it matters: The state is bracing for a peak in coronavirus hospitalizations in mid-April, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.

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