‘Fourth surge’ in COVID raises concerns for Louisiana medical and political leaders

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WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Louisiana medical and political leaders have grown concerned after seeing the state’s COVID cases rapidly increase this week as hospitals are seeing a big increase in patients diagnosed with the virus.

Governor John Bel Edwards stated that Louisiana has the highest COVID cases per capita in the U.S. According to Louisiana Department of Health, the Delta variant makes up 59 percent of the cases.

The majority of cases have been seen in individuals who are younger than 65.

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