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US sees its first statewide stay-at-home order as reported coronavirus cases jump past 13,000

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(CNN) With more than half of US states reporting deaths from coronavirus, state leaders are grappling with how to keep residents apart -- and the virus from spreading.

As thousands more Americans are getting tested, the number of reported coronavirus cases has climbed to more than 13,000. At least 195 people have died.

On Thursday night, California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's nearly 40 million residents to stay at home. The order -- the first of its kind to address an entire state -- will last until "further notice," the governor's office said. The state has had at least 995 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths.

And it won't be regulated by law enforcement, Newsom said, but instead, by social pressure which will "encourage people to do the right thing."

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