1130AM LRN News

1,127 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Louisiana, and many still are hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms and awaiting test results. That problem is particularly acute in New Orleans where current projections have the region running out of hospital beds by April 10th. To combat that Governor Edwards says a makeshift hospital is going up inside the New Orleans Convention Center with over a thousand beds…

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The region is also set to run out of ventilators by the end of the week.

Attorney General Jeff Landry announces a donation of 400,000 hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets from Amneal Pharmaceuticals to the state. The drug has been identified as a possible treatment for COVID-19 and is in high demand…

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After a two-week break, LSU’s spring semester resumes today, but all classes have been moved online. English Professor Kevin Cope says there will be something lost in the translation to online for all students, but he expects those in traditional liberal arts classes will fare best, while…

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The campus has been closed to all but the few students who couldn’t leave and are at the dorms, and essential staff.

28-year-old Cecil Spencer and Clifton Smith have been charged for organizing and leading a 100 person second line through New Orleans over the weekend in defiance of the Governor’s ban on large gatherings. Mayor Latoya Cantrell says people participating in similar incidents going forward will be charged as well.

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Similar large gatherings were reported in Madisonville, Springfield, and Central.