Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday that new data models show a better outlook for Louisiana in its fight against the coronavirus, even as the state department of health reported an additional 70 COVID-19 related deaths — the largest single-day increase to date.
Louisiana law enforcement agencies and prosecutors say they’re concerned that the statewide stay-at-home order combined with the high stress of the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a spike in domestic violence incidents.
President Donald Trump approved Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration late Tuesday night, paving the way for Louisiana to receive additional federal aid as the state fights the coronavirus.
Governor John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory statewide stay at home order starting at 5 p.m. Monday March 23, marking the state’s latest and most aggressive social distancing measures intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.