BATON ROUGE, La. (KSLA) - Governor John Bel Edwards, along with Lt. General J. Laura Richardson, Commanding General of the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, took part in a sendoff ceremony for the Navy medical team that has been serving at Baton Rouge General for the past six weeks.
The sailors have treated more than 600 COVID-19 patients alongside the hospital’s team.
At 2:30 p.m., Gov. Edwards will hold a media briefing about Louisiana’s response to COVID-19.
As of Thursday, May 28, there were 38,802 people with coronavirus in Louisiana and 2,635 deaths.
KSLA will stream the news conference online, via Facebook and the app.