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Friday, March 27, 2020

More than a million dancing, singing, bead-catching celebrants packed the streets of the French Quarter and other venues across this city in the weeks leading up to the sprawling open-air party that is Mardi Gras. There was little worry during the February festivities about the new virus that had infected a few dozen people in other parts of the country.

The city's top health official believed the flu "is far more dangerous right now than the coronavirus," she told the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate newspaper....

"It seems the virus was there when crowds were around for Mardi Gras and it may have turned into a super-spreader event," he said. "You can see what's happening in Italy and Spain, and there is every reason to think the same events are going to happen here."

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23 new coronavirus-related deaths reported across Orleans, Jefferson parishes
www.nola.com

...Louisiana's known coronavirus cases increased to 2,746 on Thursday, up 441 cases from Thursday, including 36 newly identified deaths attributed to coronavirus, the largest single-day spike to a total of 119.

Friday's statistics from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals showed 23 of those deaths were located between Orleans and Jefferson parishes, bringing the total across those parishes to 81.

Statewide the death toll attributed to coronavirus climbed by 43% from Thursday.

There were 773 coronavirus patients in hospital beds on Friday and 270 of them needed to be on ventilators. The number of hospitalized patients rose by 97 from Thursday " and the number of people on ventilators increased by 31.

Louisiana has almost 2,750 ventilators statewide, but Edwards has said the state is looking to obtain almost 2,000 more....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 01:31 PM | Reply

NOLA might be one of the most perfect breeding grounds for disease.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-03-27 02:42 PM | Reply

@#2 ... NOLA might be one of the most perfect breeding grounds for disease. ...

Weren't some saying that humid, warm air slows the virus and that summer would slow its spread?

Forecast for New Orleans...

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind around 10 mph.

Tonight
Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 10 mph.

Saturday
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind.

Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. North wind around 5 mph.

Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 03:24 PM | Reply

#4

I lived in NOLA for years. One thing that thrives there is staphylococcus. You literally can't get away from it. I had it from a cut on my elbow went to see the Doc, she said it's so common they don't even test for it anymore. They simply treat for it.

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-28 02:21 PM | Reply

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