7:30 LRN Newscast February 1

Louisiana has surpassed over 400-thousand coronavirus cases as the state reported another 33-hundred cases yesterday along with 58 deaths, bringing the statewide death toll for confirmed fatalities to 8,291. The number of vaccines administered is closing in on 400-thousand.

There are two common myths being cited by anti-COVID vaxxers, and State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter hopes to put those myths to bed. Matt Doyle has more…
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LSU Health Shreveport is holding another round of drive-thru COVID vaccinations this week. Louisiana residents 70 and older can be vaccinated Monday through Thursday at the State Fairgrounds in Shreveport from 8 AM to 3:30 PM. School Chancellor Dr. G.E. Ghali explains the process.
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First vaccine doses will be given out today, while first and second doses will be available tomorrow through Thursday. You can pre-register at the LSU Health Shreveport website.

It’s Super Bowl Week as Tampa Bay will host Super Bowl 55 this Sunday. New Orleans will host its record-tying 11th Super Bowl in 2025. Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation President Jay Cicero says his eleven-member staff is putting together plans to raise about 20-million dollars over the next four years to help pull off the massive event…
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Cicero says hosting a Super Bowl is so big it requires four years of preparation for a week that will bring thousands of visitors to the city.