efe-epaBy Alfonso Fernandez Washington

The United States' gross domestic product plummeted by a record annualized rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter due to coronavirus-triggered stay-at-home orders issued by the vast majority of states, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

Compared to the same quarter of 2019, the US economy plunged by 9.5 percent, the department's Bureau of Economic Analysis said in its first reading on GDP data between April and June.