Gov. Edwards: The pandemic is not going to go away ‘because we’re tired of it’
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Gov. John Bel Edwards held a news conference on the state’s latest COVID-19 surge Thursday, Jan. 13.
Gov. Edwards and Dr. Joseph Kanter with the Louisiana Department of Health urged Louisiana residents to wear masks while in public and get vaccinated and/or boosted against COVID-19.
The governor also suggests that people work from home, if possible, to avoid contact with other people amid a still-climbing 5th surge of the coronavirus.
Dr. Kanter said this week’s COVID-19 case growth is “explosive” and the state set a new record for single-day cases on Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Officials reported a sharp rise in cases among children, as you can see in the chart below.
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