10:30 LRN Newscast July 24

Louisiana hit the 100,000 COVID case milestone Thursday. Matt Doyle has more.

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Hospitalizations in the state are up to 15-hundred and vent use up to 200. Our Lady of the Lourdes C-M-O Doctor Henry Kaufman says staffing is stretched the Lafayette Hospital…

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The U-S Senate is about to begin debating the fifth coronavirus relief package, which will likely come with a trillion-dollar price tag.  Senator John Kennedy expects there will be additional help for unemployment compensation, but it will not be at the same $600 per week level.

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Local governments have been reimbursed 127 million dollars so far as part of the CARES Act. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says the bulk of the money reimbursed so far has gone to southern parishes hit hard in the early days like Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.

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The funding comes from a 524-million-dollar fund for local governments.