Governor John Bel Edwards will address the state today as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are once again on the rise in Louisiana.

The press conference is scheduled for today at 10:00am, click here to watch.

State health officials are calling this the third surge of the virus. Yesterday, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 6,754 new cases of COVID-19.  They went on to say that this is the highest single-day total of new cases since the pandemic started.

More than 1,700 Louisiana residents are currently hospitalized with COVID and we haven't seen totals like that since April.

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