More Contagious Coronavirus Strain Found In Louisiana

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A more contagious mutation of the coronavirus has been detected in the greater New Orleans area, the Louisiana Department of Health confirmed Saturday.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a new proclamation that says the state will remain in Modified Phase 2 for 28 days.

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Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have begun to arrive at pharmacies across Louisiana, and as of Jan. 11, they're in or on their way to 209 pharmacies in all 64 parishes.

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A member of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ team has tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s office disclosed  Monday morning.

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Another 102 Louisiana pharmacies will receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week, making it available in 209 drug stores and in all 64 parishes, the Louisiana Department of Health announced Monday morning.

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Louisiana hospitals are scrambling to immunize an ever-broadening pool of Louisianans eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, even as they struggle to keep up with the rising tide of COVID-19 patients.

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State lawmakers have approved an emergency plan for Louisiana elections taking place in February and later this spring.

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The Louisiana Department of Health is asking hospitals with excess COVID-19 vaccine doses to begin administering them to patients who fit into the Tier 1B vaccination group.

More than 100 Louisiana pharmacies will start receiving the state’s first batches of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Monday.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that an additional 640,000 Louisianans will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines when the state enters the next stage of distribution next week.