Gov. Edwards: The pandemic is not going to go away ‘because we’re tired of it’

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 4:27 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 12:34 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Gov. John Bel Edwards held a news conference on the state’s latest COVID-19 surge Thursday, Jan. 13.

Gov. Edwards and Dr. Joseph Kanter with the Louisiana Department of Health urged Louisiana residents to wear masks while in public and get vaccinated and/or boosted against COVID-19.

The governor also suggests that people work from home, if possible, to avoid contact with other people amid a still-climbing 5th surge of the coronavirus.

Dr. Kanter said this week’s COVID-19 case growth is “explosive” and the state set a new record for single-day cases on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Officials reported a sharp rise in cases among children, as you can see in the chart below.

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