CLOSECoronavirus will peak in the Golden State on April 17, when an estimated 70 people will die, new modeling predicts. And a USA TODAY investigation shows health officials sounded the alarm on the virus long before action was taken. Plus: If you must grocery shop or run other errands, read on for expert tips to do it safely.It’s Arlene Martínez with news for Tuesday. But first, April showers set records in some parts of SoCal, and more are on the way. Check out photos of snow on the Topatopa Mountains and other scenes from the weather-soaked Central Coast.In California brings you stories and information from newsrooms across the USA TODAY Network and beyond to keep you safe and informed. Subscribe today for free delivery right to your inbox. Model: California peaks April 17 with 70 deathsCalifornia’s early action on social distancing measures means far fewer people here will die than in states like New York, which acted about a week later than the Golden State in ordering people to shelter in place, and even the small state of Massachusetts, where no shelter-in-place order exists. That’s according to a state-by-state NPR analysis of projected deaths and cases from the coronavirus. Californians “had one week ahead of (New York) in order to deal with the problem, and took the

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