Gov. Edwards: Louisiana’s hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases decrease

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Louisiana is finally moving in the right direction, according to Governor John Bel Edwards.

Testing is going up and cases and hospitalizations are going down.

“We believe that by the end of the month we’re going to get about 500,000 to 600,000 test,” Gov. Edwards said. “We’re also seeing improvements in every region of the state.”

But we can’t get too excited, Edwards says Louisiana still has a long way to go. Nearly all grade schools and universities are open throughout the state. Edwards says now is not the time to get complacent.

“We are introducing a certain element of unknown because of schools opening and universities reopening,” Edwards said. “We’re going to see more mobility more people coming into contact with one another than we have seen.”

Dr. Alex Billioux with the Department of Health says, in order for schools to reopen safely everyone must be extra cautious and follow every mitigation measure.

Edwards, once again urging everyone to do their part to slow the spread.

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