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COVID-19

Across the globe, there is massive demand for a limited supply of ventilators, which are needed to save critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Gov. John Bel Edwards has said that if the current rate of infection persists and new ventilators are not made available, the state will run out of the life-saving devices by next week.

The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana today, April 3.

The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana today, April 2.

Louisiana officials are facing rising scrutiny as COVID-19 spreads through jails and prisons in the state, facilities that critics argue are perfect breeding grounds for the highly contagious and deadly virus.

Pharmaceutical company Amneal donated 400,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine to the State of Louisiana this week.

It’s a drug typically used to treat malaria, but there is hope among some scientists and doctors that it could be used to treat patients with COVID-19.

A second person held at the federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana has died of COVID-19.

Record numbers of laid-off workers across Louisiana are waiting for badly needed assistance, while the state struggles to process hundreds of thousands of new unemployment claims. Their lives have been doubly upended by quarantine and financial hardship.

The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana today, April 1.

Wallis Watkins

The Louisiana Legislature met briefly on the last day bills could be introduced for the 2020 Regular Session.

Sarah Gamard / LSU Manship School News Service

State Rep. Ted James of Baton Rouge has tested positive for the coronavirus and is hospitalized as he fights pneumonia and COVID-19.

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