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In late March, hunger strikes broke out at at least two Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities in Louisiana to protest unsafe conditions from the coronavirus epidemic.  

Ashley Dean / WWNO

There's nothing like being stuck at home for weeks, maybe even months on end to turn your thumb green.

Ben Depp / For WWNO

The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana today, April 8.

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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.

Travis Lux / WWNO

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

Chris Granger / NOLA.COM

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.

Travis Lux / WWNO

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

Patrick Madden / WWNO

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.

Travis Lux / WWNO

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

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