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Louisiana Department Of Health Will Brief Legislature On Coronavirus Response


The number of people infected with coronavirus in Louisiana continues to rise. 

State health officials identified multiple cases on Tuesday, one day after the first case was detected in the state.

The diagnoses still have to be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control, but all three patients are being kept in isolation.

As the outbreak gains steam, the legislature will hold its first public hearings Wednesday on the state’s response.

Officials from the department of health will give the Senate Health and Welfare Committee a status update at 10 a.m.

At 1 p.m., they’ll cross the hall to brief a joint meeting of the House Health and Welfare and Homeland Security committees.

Governor Edwards is set to meet with his emergency response team at 3 p.m. A press conference will follow.

Paul Braun was WRKF's Capitol Access reporter, from 2019 through 2023.