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The number of people reported dead of COVID-19 in 24 hours in Louisiana took by far its biggest jump yet Tuesday afternoon. Another 129 people have died, the Louisiana Department of Health reports.

Nate Jones has been nurse anesthetist since 2011, practicing in New York City. Four years in, he and his wife, Annie, moved to New Orleans because they loved it here.

The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana.

State Rep. Reggie Bagala, who represented portions of Lafourche Parish and Grand Isle, died Thursday after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19.

The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana.

There was an eerie silence in St. Augustine Catholic Church in the Treme on Palm Sunday as Father Emmanuel Mulenga cleaned the altar at the end of mass before a nearly empty stretch of pews. No field of narrow green palm spears in the hands of congregants. No choir.

Maya Smith works as a cashier at a Walmart in New Orleans. She is 21 years old, the breadwinner in her household, and she just walked out in protest of her workplace conditions.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed Thursday that he and Attorney General Jeff Landry sent investigators into Louisiana abortion clinics that remain open amid the state’s the coronavirus outbreak.

Louisiana public schools will likely remain closed for the rest of the school year, Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a press conference Thursday afternoon.

But he did not give a timeline for when that decision would be made.

The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana.

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