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US coronavirus outbreak sees its deadliest day yet as a third of Americans are ordered to stay home

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(CNN) One in three Americans have now been ordered to stay home as US health officials give dire warnings about what the next days of the coronavirus pandemic will look like.

The measures come amid a harrowing disease milestone for the US: the deadliest day yet, with 100 new coronavirus-related deaths reported Monday.

"It's just going to get worse this week and worse next week," Dr. Leana Wen, a visiting professor at George Washington University, told CNN Monday night. "How bad it gets depends on the actions that we each can take today."

Wen's words echoes the prediction US Surgeon General Jerome Adams made Monday: "This week, it's going to get bad."

"We really, really need everyone to stay at home," he told NBC's "Today" show.

There were more than 42,660 coronavirus cases in the country Tuesday -- with about half in New York. At least 541 Americans have died.

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