REPORT: Gov. Edwards says health care capacity in major US city could be overwhelmed by April 4
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Current models show the need for COVID-19 hospitalizations could overwhelm the health care system’s capacity in the New Orleans area by April 4, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday.
That’s a more optimistic timeline than the earliest model, which on March 19 indicated a possible shortage of beds, staff and equipment within 7-10 days.
The article goes on to state the following:
“‘Better’ is very, very relative,” Edwards cautioned, noting that the earlier projection was based on a “worst-case scenario.”
The latest COVID-19 stats (at time of publication of this story) for the US and Louisianna follow:
- Louisiana Coronavirus Cases: 1,795
Louisiana Deaths: 65
US Coronavirus Cases: 64,115
US Coronavirus Deaths: 893
US Recovered: 393
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