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(Courtresy of Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC)

Update: Dr. Jennifer Avegno, New Orleans Health Department director, brief the New Orleans City Council on Thursday. There are still no known cases of the novel coronavirus in the city.

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The New Orleans Health Department has been monitoring the coronavirus — or the 2019 novel coronavirus (201-nCoV), as it's formally called — and the city on Wednesday held a meeting to discuss its preparedness.