Two new presumptive cases of coronavirus in Louisiana

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Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that Louisiana now has three presumptive positive cases of coronavirus with two new cases in New Orleans.

“While we investigate these cases, we cannot disclose any additional information about these patients at this time,” Governor Edwards said. “It is important that the public take measures to protect their health and reduce the spread of illness, including avoiding going out in public when you are sick, washing your hands, social distancing and disinfecting commonly used surfaces.”

“Additionally, older people may consider additional measures like avoiding any kind of unnecessary airline travel and reducing their public interactions to avoid their potential exposure to illness. We know testing for COVID-19 is expanding this week as commercial labs come on board. We expect to see more presumptive positives in the coming days and weeks and I am asking all Louisianans to remain vigilant as we work to contain the spread of this and other illnesses.”

Governor Edwards will host a news conference at 4:30pm Wednesday March 11th.

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