COVID-19 Louisiana

COVID-19 Louisiana

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LSU RA’S WALK OUT - As college students move into dorms for a fall semester starting as early as next week questions are being raised about whether Louisiana’s largest campus is ready to handle problems if students start testing positive for COVID-19.

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LOUISIANA COVID 19  DECLINES -  Louisiana  reported 26 more COVID-19 deaths Tuesday,  bringing the state's death toll to  4,195.

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A GRIM MILESTONE -  Louisiana has reached a grim milestone as  Governor John Bel Edwards announced yesterday the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the state has surpassed 4,000.   The most recent total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is more than 127,000, with 4,028 confirmed deaths, 1,457 hospitalizations, and over 89,000 recoveries. While the numbers are somber, Edwards explained there is some good news as Covid-19 seems to be trending downward.

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COVID19 CASES IN NURSING HOMES   More than 50,000 residents of nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities, have died from COVID-19, and the death toll continues to mount.

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THREE MORE WEEKS - Governor John Bel Edwards announced yesterday that even though Louisiana has seen some progress regarding Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, he'll continue Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate and the business restrictions he enacted to combat the coronavirus outbreak for the time being.  The Covid-19 mitigation rules were set to expire this Friday but will continue until August 28th.  Edwards explained there are fewer people showing up at Hospital Emergency Rooms with Covid-19 symptoms.

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COVID-19 LOUISIANA-  Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards  said there may be early hopeful signs of a possible COVID-19  plateau in the state,.  During his Covid-19 update yesterday,  Edwards  reported that there were 1,121 new Covid-19 cases in the Louisiana  bringing the total cases reported to 111,038.  While yesterday’s  total new cases  was the lowest number since July 6th, Edwards explained: "One day does not a trend make,"Edwards explained. "Hopefully we will stay moving in that direction moving forward."

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HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESS -  A new program to help small businesses recover from the Coronavirus impact has started accepting applications today.  The Main Street Recovery Program has launched a website to help Louisiana small businesses determine if they’re eligible to receive up to $15,000 in grant money, the funds are coming from $275-Million dollars set aside to reimburse businesses for Covid-19 related expenses.    State  Treasurer  John  Schroder has been getting the word out via zoom meetings with various groups around the state.  I caught up with him recently during s

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INFECTIONS & HOSPITALIZATIONS RISE - Louisiana  now ranks number 1 in per Capita-Covid-19 cases.  Governor John Bel Edwards has reported more than 101,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. That makes Louisiana the 12th state with at least 100,000 cases.  Louisiana is the least populous of those states.   During his press conference yesterday, Edwards said the state is experiencing a major emergency and expressed concerns about the impact Covid-19 is having on area hospitals. 

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PHASE 2 RESTRICTIONS EXTENDED - Gov. John Bel Edwards is keeping Louisiana’s mask mandate and business restrictions in place for at least two more weeks as the number of coronavirus  hospitalizations  is surging  across the state.  The Democratic governor’s current regulations were set to expire Friday but instead will extend to Aug. 7th.   During his Covid-19 update yesterday, Edwards explained there were 1,737 new Covid-19 cases reported bringing  Louisiana’s  total  Covid-19 cases to 96,583.

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