By Dennis Thompson        
       HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — Remain-at-household orders and other social distancing steps have retained persons from going out in four key U.S. cities, most likely blunting the spread of COVID-19, federal health officials report.

The selection of persons leaving their residences fell steadily but persistently as officials shut educational facilities, dining places and bars in New York City, New Orleans, San Francisco and Seattle, according to a review posted by the U.S. Centers for Disorder Control and Prevention.

“The CDC report shows that when successive mitigation steps were place into position, people tended