Fewer COVID-19 patients are on ventilators in Louisiana

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Tuesday Gov. John Bel Edwards hinted to a positive change in the state’s fight against covid-19.
“We are seeing early signs that curve is starting to flatten,” Edwards said.  

According to Gov. Edwards, fewer COVID-19 patients are on ventilators, leading him to believe the state will not run out in the next two weeks.

“What this reflects, we believe, is improvements in the way we’re dispensing medical care in Louisiana, with fewer people having to be placed on [ventilators] and people being able to come off [ventilators] a little earlier,” Edwards said. 

But Edwards says this doesn’t mean residents should stop following the rules in place. 
“Things can shift again, and they will shift again if people think their job is over and they no longer comply with our stay at home [order] and social distancing,” Edwards said. “If that happens our cases will spike, and we’ll be right back where we were.”
Edwards says despite the positive changes the state still has a long way to go.

“This is a public health emergency, this is extremely serious,” he said.

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