830 AM LRN News

Louisiana records over 1,700 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, putting our average new case count since June 22nd at clearly over 1,000. Hospitalizations have also risen to their highest levels since May 23rd. With numbers ballooning statewide Governor Edwards warns about the potential for more case growth if we treat the 4th of July as laxly as we did Memorial Day, which he believes was the genesis for our current growth in cases…

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As more people are staying home due to COVID-19 backyards with pools are extremely attractive this summer. Chief of the CDC’s Healthy Swimming Programming Michele Hlavsa says the good news about pools is that chlorine kills coronavirus, but the bad news is that germs that can be spread in the water if the chlorine is not properly maintained.

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A Monroe man dies after what is believed to be a fireworks-related incident. Police say witnesses told them on July 2nd Damorrious Hollins was holding a mortar round that accidentally was set off while pointing at his leg. The explosion did significant damage to his left hip area, which resulted in Hollins’ death later that day. 

There are expected to be a lot more personal firework displays this year due to the cancellation of many public displays. Brooke Thorington has some safety tips from the State Fire Marshal’s office.

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