6:30 LRN Newscast June 25

The state reported 882 new COVID-19 cases yesterday. 18-percent of all cases are 18 to 29 year olds. Governor Edwards says while younger people think they may not get too sick from the coronavirus, there’s a lot about this virus we don’t know.
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There are many Louisiana residents who refuse to wear masks, but with rising COVID-19 numbers, health officials are getting the word out on how masks can slow the spread.
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As coronavirus hospitalizations increase in some states the American Psychiatric Nurses Association says they are seeing significant mental health impacts on healthcare providers that work on the frontlines. APNA President Tari Dilks says because patients are having to die alone to mitigate the spread of the virus, nurses are having to offer the comfort that family members would normally provide.
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Dilks encourages those with family members and loved ones working on the frontlines to be supportive of the situation.