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Gov. Edwards discusses state’s response to COVID-19

Published: Feb. 14, 2022 at 10:21 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 14, 2022 at 3:17 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards held a news conference on the state’s response to COVID-19 on Monday, Feb. 14.

The governor said the state has made great progress in the fight against COVID-19 since the Omicron variant’s peak in early January.

However, he said the state has a long way to go in reducing the spread of the virus, hospitalizations, and deaths.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped to half of what they were during the Omicron peak.

On Monday, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 3,039 new cases of COVID-19 and 1,135 patients hospitalized with the virus statewide.

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Monday’s news conference was the first time the governor spoke publicly since the Louisiana Legislature created a special committee to investigate the death of Ronald Greene, who died while in the custody of Louisiana State Police in May 2019 in Monroe.

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Gov. Edwards issued a statement on Thursday, Feb. 10 about the creation of the committee.

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