Gov. Edwards raises concerns on Hurricane Laura and COVID-19 relations

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Gov. John Bel Edwards is set to hold a briefing in the wake of Laura, now downgraded to a Tropical Storm after making landfall early Thursday morning in Cameron as a powerful Category 4 hurricane.

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- After a long night of assessing Hurricane Laura, Governor John Bel Edwards discussed the impact on the state along with the concern of COVID-19.

Edwards mentioned as of right now there are four related deaths to Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. The deaths were reported in Vernon, Jackson, and Acadia parishes.

Although state officials priority is recovery from the storm, contracting COVID-19 is concern.

23 deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in Louisiana on August 27.

At the time of the press conference, over 600,000 people in Louisiana were with no power.

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