Coronavirus case reported in Louisiana


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A Louisiana resident has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is being treated at a New Orleans hospital.

Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a news release Monday that the patient is from Jefferson Parish, a New Orleans suburb. Test results are to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control for final confirmation.  

Edwards planned to note the case during his opening speech to the Louisiana legislative session on Monaday afternoon. 

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