WATCH: Governor John Bel Edwards gives an update on the state’s COVID-19 response

Louisiana News

BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Governor Edwards hosts weekly address to discuss the state’s response and current status in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

He is expected to begin his address at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Governor Edwards announced President Biden will visit Lake Charles and New Orleans on Thursday, May 6th to discuss infrastructure plans where Louisiana has been allotted $3.2 billion to for improvements.

Gov. Edwards also presented the latest Coronavirus numbers. They are listed below:

  • 459 new case on 17686 new test
  • 13 more deaths total now 10418
  • 338 Covid patients in hospital 
  • 33 on ventilator
  • 27% of Louisiana vaccinated

Louisiana Covid-19 Vaccine Hotline now provides the ability to bring vaccines to those that are homebound.  If you are homebound and you would like more information you can call this number: 855-453-0774. Representatives are available 7 days a week until 8 p.m.

Officials are hopeful the Pfizer vaccine will be able to be administered to children as young as 12 years old. Gov. Edwards says we will have more information about this next week.

The governor is also encouraging those who can to donate blood, because the national blood supply is down.

And those Louisianans who choose to do so can access their COVID-19 vaccination record through a new, optional feature of the state’s digital driver’s license, the LA Wallet app.

“If someone wants to have a digital copy of their vaccination record, they should be able to easily get one at no cost, which is what this optional feature of LA Wallet allows them to do. This enhancement is about connecting people with their own personal health information in a simple, secure way,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “The LA Wallet app is free, safe, and private and people who use it are assured that their personal health information is well protected.”

People without access to smartphones can get printed copies of their vaccine records from their parish health unit or from any provider that administers vaccines and uses the LINKS system.

Residents can also print their complete immunization record through MyIR.

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