(CNN) — U.S. Census Bureau data show the coronavirus is bashing U.S. home building.

For example, new residential construction slowed sharply in March as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the U.S.

Privately-owned housing starts declined last month to a pace that is 22 percent lower than February’s pace.

All four geographical segments in the U.S. were down, led by a 43 percent plunge in the Northeast.