Customers maintain social distancing while standing in line Wednesday to enter a Trader Joe's supermarket along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as the coronavirus pandemic expands in California. Photo: Getty Images via AFP

Coronavirus: California officials alarmed by rate of infection

  • Despite severe ‘shelter in place’ and business-closing orders, state now confirms more than 3,200 cases, a rise of nearly 22 per cent in 24 hours
  • Health officials fear that trend puts California on a path similar to New York, the country’s worst-hit state
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Customers maintain social distancing while standing in line Wednesday to enter a Trader Joe's supermarket along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as the coronavirus pandemic expands in California. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
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