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California became the first state to report more than 500,000 coronavirus cases, according to a Times database. Here’s the latest.

Friday, July 31, 2020 10:27 PM EST

California locked down its residents relatively early, on March 19, buying time for hospitals and public health workers to prepare for an expected onslaught. The state’s weekly average number of infections in late April was less than 20 percent of what it is today.

But while the restrictions led to early success in the state, which has the world’s fifth-largest economy, they eventually wore on residents reeling from spikes in unemployment. Resistance mounted to the restrictions.

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