2:30 PM Newscast

The state reports over 1,700 new cases of COVID-19 today, out of just under 17,000 tests.  That translates to 10.3% of those tested were positive, just above dividing line for containment as defined by the World Health Organization.  43% of the cases are 18 to 29-year-olds.  23 new fatalities are being reported.

Many people are planning to shoot off their own fireworks with many public displays canceled this year. Brooke Thorington has some safety tips from the State Fire Marshal’s office.

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2K Sports unveils Pelicans forward Zion Williamson as the cover athlete for NBA 2K21 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.  Zion lands the cover after only 19 games in the league, but he’ll be getting more playtime when the NBA starts back later this month in Orlando.  Zion says he feels fortunate to be able to not see his rookie season come to an abrupt end due to COVID-19 and feels confident in the NBA’s handling of the bubble situation.

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But that’s not all, Zion is now also featured in a newly released public service announcement with Governor John Bel Edwards stressing the importance of wearing masks. Here’s a preview…
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