California locks down, Lakers players test positive, other top-trending searched coronavirus news

The coronavirus outbreak continues to take the US by storm

In just 24 hours, the number of queries made in Google Search about California's lockdown rose 750 percent.

Though a plethora of stories related to the coronavirus outbreak are published every day, the following are those that are becoming the most popularly searched topics based on the past 24 hours of Google Search queries. 

California lockdown coronavirus (+750%)

On Thursday, California's governor Gavin Newsom issued an order to the entire state to stay at home unless performing essential activities like exercising, shopping for food or seeking medical care.

Lakers coronavirus (+400%)

Also on Thursday, two Los Angeles Lakers NBA players tested positive for COVID-19, though the team did not reveal the names of the players. The Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart also tested positive for the virus.

Chloroquine coronavirus (+250%)

Trump announced Thursday that a new drug, chloroquine, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the coronavirus. The administration later published a statement saying that "there are no FDA-approved therapeutics or drugs to treat, cure or prevent COVID-19." 

Families first coronavirus response act (+140%)

A coronavirus aid bill, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, was passed which "provid[es] paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expand[s] food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requir[es] employers to provide additional protections for health care workers." When the bill goes into effect, it would authorize over $100 billion in aid. More aid packages are expected to be introduced throughout upcoming weeks.

La county coronavirus (+110%)

In addition to the statewide order to stay at home, LA County exceptionally required all residents to stay home, as well. Additionally, the county states that all (with exceptions) businesses which require employees to work in an office or facility in-person are to cease operations, and all gatherings that take place outside of the home are to be discontinued.