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Louisiana declares public health emergency for coronavirus

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ā€” Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a public health emergency in Louisiana as the number of new coronavirus cases in the state continues to grow. Thirteen people have now tested positive for the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus. Four New Orleans universities have announced that they plan to move classes online. And the number of parades and other events that are being canceled has begun to increase. Edwards says people in seven parishes have now tested positive for the virus.

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