Governor Edwards revises estimates for hospital beds, ventilators being overrun

At his daily news conference today, Monday, March 30, Governor John Bel Edwards  Monday, revised his estimates for the two dates that New Orleans will run out of  ventilators and also hospital bed capacity. . According to the governor, he has ramped up the original estimate of April 2 or 3 to April 5 as the date when the state will run out of ventilators. He reported an estimate of April 12 as to when Louisiana’ maximum capacity of hospital beds will be reached.

As of today, some 4,025 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been registered with the State of Louisiana’s Department of Health with 185 deaths. That means an increase of 34 deaths since yesterday, or an increase of 14%. According to the figures released, New Orleans has 1,480 out of the 4.025 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Jefferson Parish authorities reported 838 cases.

Of 1,158 people hospitalized across the state, 385 were on ventilators.

Nearby Mississippi registered 847 positive cases with 16 dead.




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