Coronavirus numbers have grown by the thousands within the last week and Governor John Bel Edwards will address that Wednesday afternoon.
Edwards’ press conference comes right after he announced Monday the state will not be moving into phase three and will remain under phase two for 28 more days.
According to the latest figures from the Louisiana Department of Health, young adults are now the age group with the most cases of COVID-19 in the state with nearly 9,000 cases reported among people ages 18-29.
In the Capital City, a string of Tigerland bars reported more than 100 of positive cases from both patrons and staff members.
Hospitalizations have also increased by nearly 100 according to LDH from its latest report released on Tuesday.
Edwards has been very vocal about wanting the public to do their part to slow the spread no matter if you’re young or old.
During Monday’s press conference, he urged everyone to wear masks, continue social distancing and of course wash your hands because he said the virus isn’t done with us yet.
The news conference will be at 3:30 p.m. at the State Capitol.