California is responding quickly to the coronavirus, and many people think the state and the governor are doing a great job. But with billions of dollars being spent rapidly, there are growing questions about where the money is going and whether we’ll get what we’re paying for.
The Bottom Line: As of 9 p.m. Wednesday night, California had 27,071 confirmed coronavirus cases and 882 deaths from the virus, according to a Los Angeles Times tracker. (These numbers are different from those of the state Department of Public Health, which are updated less often.)
Also: CalMatters is tracking, by county, positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 patients hospitalized throughout the state. We’re also tracking the state’s daily actions. And we have an explainer for everything you need to know about California’s response to coronavirus.