Stay at Home Order Extended

Written by on April 27, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that the current “Stay at Home” order that was set to expire on April 30, 2020 will be extended to May 15, 2020.

Edwards said this decision was made after speaking with multiple experts state-wide. “We used the re-opening plan from the White House as our guide post,” Edwards said. The Governor said he was hoping to be able to take bigger steps towards reopening and returning to “normalcy.” Unfortunately, the state data did not meet the requirements put forth to return to normal. “We just don’t meet the criteria,” continued Edwards.

As of today, there are currently 1,683 people in Louisiana hospitals with Covid-19, 262 of which are on ventilators. Out of nearly 150,000 tests performed at the state and commercial labs, there have been a total of 27, 068 cases in Louisiana. Out of those, 17,303 are presumed to be recovered, while there have been 1,697 deaths. Today, 295 new cases were added, with 27 new deaths.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there have now been over 3,000,000 (3 million) cases world-wide, with just shy of 1,000,000 (1 million) of those in the United States. According to the data, 32.4% of world-wide cases have been in the United States.

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