Gov. Reports Louisiana Has Highest Growth Rate of New Covid-19 Cases in US, Per Capita; Video Attached

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in a Covid-19 press conference that we are in a fourth surge of Covid. 

On Wednesday, Louisiana reported the third highest daily case count since the start of the pandemic.   

The number of new cases has been increasing since June 16, and is now increasing in all regions of the state. 

“The statewide average of daily cases per 100,00 residents has increased 208% over the past 14 days,” the governor said, “and Louisiana now has the highest growth rate in cases per capita in the United States of America. 

“Since Monday, and including today’s announcements, we’ve added 16,898 positive cases of Covid.”  More than 80% of those are of the Delta variant.  “What is enabling this surge is the very low percentage of people who have been vaccinated.”

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