March 30 coronavirus news

By Amy Woodyatt, Julia Hollingsworth, Ben Westcott, Adam Renton, Meg Wagner and Mike Hayes, CNN

Updated 11:41 p.m. ET, March 30, 2020
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3:13 p.m. ET, March 30, 2020

Italy will extend containment measures until Easter

From CNN's Livia Borghese in Rome

A general view of Spanish Square area and Via dei Condotti empty of tourists on Monday, March 30, in Rome.
A general view of Spanish Square area and Via dei Condotti empty of tourists on Monday, March 30, in Rome. Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

The Italian government will move to extend all coronavirus containment measures until at least Easter Sunday, on April 12, the Ministry of Health told CNN.

“The evaluation of extending all containment measures at least until Easter emerged at the meeting of the Scientific Technical Committee held this morning. The government will move in this direction," Health Minister Roberto Speranza said Monday.

2:54 p.m. ET, March 30, 2020

New Jersey reports 288 law enforcement officers have Covid-19

Pool/News 12 New Jersey
Pool/News 12 New Jersey

At least 288 law enforcement officers across New Jersey have tested positive for Covid-19 as of Monday, Col. Patrick J. Callahan, superintendent of the State Police, said at a news conference.

He said 2,477 law enforcement officers are in self-quarantine and an additional 618 officers are out for other reasons, including sickness or injury.

2:31 p.m. ET, March 30, 2020

63 Italian doctors with coronavirus have died

From CNN’s Sharon Braithwaite in London

A total of 63 Italian doctors who caught coronavirus have now died, the Italian Association of Doctors said Monday afternoon.

Out of the 63 deceased doctors, 41 were working in Lombardy, the Italian region worst-hit by coronavirus.

As of Monday, 8,956 health workers had tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Italian National Institute of Health.

3:19 p.m. ET, March 30, 2020

There are now at least 155,252 coronavirus cases in the US

From CNN's Amanda Watts

A federal medical station is set up at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Monday, March 30, 2020, to accommodate an influx in hospital patients due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A federal medical station is set up at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Monday, March 30, 2020, to accommodate an influx in hospital patients due to the coronavirus outbreak. Matt Rourke/AP

There are at least 155,252 cases of coronavirus in the US, according to CNN Health's tally of US cases that are detected and tested in the United States through US public health systems.

At least 2,828 people have died in the US from coronavirus. 

The total includes cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as all repatriated cases. Hawaii and Wyoming are not reporting deaths from coronavirus. 

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2:24 p.m. ET, March 30, 2020

10 new coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio

Ohio is reporting 280 new cases of novel coronavirus, and 10 additional deaths.

There are now a total of 1,933 cases of Covid-19 in Ohio and a total of 39 people have died, according to the state’s website.

2:20 p.m. ET, March 30, 2020

New Jersey reports more than 3,300 new coronavirus cases

From CNN's Laura Ly

New Jersey Office of the Governor
New Jersey Office of the Governor

New Jersey had at least 3,347 new Covid-19 cases and 37 new deaths in the last 24 hours, Gov. Phil Murphy said at a news conference today.

New Jersey's statewide total now stands at 16,636 cases and 198 deaths, Murphy said.

 

2:17 p.m. ET, March 30, 2020

Virginia governor issues stay-at-home order

From CNN's Stephanie Gallman

Virginia Governor's office
Virginia Governor's office

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced at a news conference today that he issued a stay-at-home order for the state.

Everyone must stay at home unless leaving to get food, supplies, going to work, seeking medical care or going outside to get exercise. 

Northam said his order is partially in response to seeing beaches in his state “literally packed” over the weekend. Beaches are now closed except to those exercising or fishing, Northam said. 

2:09 p.m. ET, March 30, 2020

More than 400 people have died in France in last 24 hours

From CNN's Pierre Eliott Buet in Paris

Doctors tend to a patient arriving on a wheelchair at tent set up in a courtyard of the Henri Mondor Hospital in Creteil, France, on Monday, March 30.
Doctors tend to a patient arriving on a wheelchair at tent set up in a courtyard of the Henri Mondor Hospital in Creteil, France, on Monday, March 30. Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

An additional 418 people with coronavirus have died in the last 24 hours in France, Director-General of Health Jérôme Salomon said on Monday.

This is a 43% increase on Sunday's figures, bringing the overall French coronavirus death toll to more than 3,000 since March 1.

Salomon said France now has a total of 44,150 confirmed cases of the virus.

Among the 21,000 French coronavirus patients in hospitals, more than 5,000 patients are currently being treated in intensive care units.

2:06 p.m. ET, March 30, 2020

Trump asked if masks in New York are "going out the back door." Here's how the governor responded.

From CNN’s Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio

State of New York
State of New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was just asked about President Trump's suggestion that personal protective equipment, such as masks, could be "going out the back door."

Cuomo said New York City has a warehouse of supplies — and said the city is creating a "stockpile" for the "high point" of the coronavirus pandemic.

“First, there is a warehouse and that is in New Jersey, it’s the New York City warehouse. We are creating a stockpile. For someone to say, 'well the warehouse has equipment in it, you should be using that equipment today' — that defies the basic concept of planning and the basic operation that we have to have working not just in this state but across the country," Cuomo said.

He added:

"If you are not preparing for the apex, and for the high point, you are missing the entire point of the operation. It is a fundamental blunder to only prepare for today. That’s why in some ways we are where we are."

Cuomo said he's not sure what Trump meant by the suggestion.

"In terms of a suggestion that the PPE equipment is not going to a correct place, I don’t know what that means, I don’t know what he’s trying to say, if he wants to make an accusation, then let him make an accusation. But I don’t know what he’s trying to say by inference," he said.

What this is about: At a briefing last night, Trump appeared to suggest, without evidence, that hospitals in New York are somehow stealing masks.

"Even though this is different, something is going on, and you ought to look into it as reporters. Where are the masks going? Are they going out the back door? How do you go from 10,000 to 300,000?" he asked.