Yanti Turang, an emergency room nurse at a New Orleans hospital, walked out into the parking lot in full protective gear early this month to meet a woman with flulike symptoms who had just returned home after a layover in South Korea. The woman was immediately taken to an isolation room.
H/T: New York Times
The Times reports, according to one study, Louisiana, with nearly 1,800 cases as of Thursday morning, is experiencing the fastest growth in new cases in the world; Gov. John Bel Edwards said on Tuesday that the current trajectory of case growth in Louisiana was similar to those in Spain and Italy. This week, President Trump approved the governor’s request for a major disaster declaration, which unlocks additional federal funding to combat the outbreak.
Let me be clear: Our ventilator capacity is far from okay. The problem isn’t just that cases are growing every day, it’s that they are growing rapidly every day. It's important for us all to stay home, stop the spread and flatten the curve now more than ever. #lagov #lalege pic.twitter.com/wm8GG2YETW— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) March 26, 2020
“This is going to be the disaster that’s going to define our generation,” says Collin Arnold, director of the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. The city’s food banks will be out of food in two days, he tells @jimsciutto. https://t.co/M09FFNMP5Q pic.twitter.com/UCXncB7U3w— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) March 26, 2020
Mardi Gras blamed for New Orleans coronavirus spread amid fears city will be next US epicenter https://t.co/7rz8Q1aGhQ— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) March 26, 2020
New Orleans and Louisiana are enduring one of the highest per-capita rates of #coronavirus infection since the outbreak began, with at least 1,795 confirmed cases and 65 deaths. #TWTFrontPagehttps://t.co/W7seOQz5OZ— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) March 26, 2020