coronavirus

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The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana today, April 7.

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The Louisiana Department of Health released new information on race, ethnicity and underlying conditions of those who have died of COVID-19.

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NOLA Public Schools will begin distributing Chromebook laptops to students who need them at home, the school district said Monday in a press release.

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Louisiana has the highest rate of deaths from COVID-19 in the nation and, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards, more than 70 percent of the people who have died so far were black.

Black people make up just 32 percent of the state's population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana today, April 6.

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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.

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

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Diabetes is the No. 1 underlying condition in people who have died of COVID-19 in Louisiana, the state health department reported Monday.

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

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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.

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