BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is seeing its largest daily coronavirus case spike since April, during the height of the state’s outbreak.
Nearly 2,100 new cases of the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus were confirmed over the last day in Louisiana residents, and hospitalizations continued to tick upward.
The trend is worrying public health experts that Louisiana’s once successful efforts to slow infections are being undermined by a complacent public ignoring recommended precautions.
Baton Rouge mayor Sharon Weston Broome on Wednesday signed an executive order that requires people to wear face coverings when they are inside a business. New Orleans already has a mask requirement for nearly all activities in the city.