East Baton Rouge Has First Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus

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East Baton Rouge Parish has its first confirmed case of coronavirus, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Tuesday afternoon.

“City-Parish and our COVID-19 healthcare partners are ready for this,” said Mayor Broome. “I want every member of the public to understand the critical role they play at this point – that is to follow the guidance we have been communicating and reiterating. It is vital that residents adhere to practicing social distancing and self-isolation if you have symptoms.”

As of this morning, Louisiana had reported 171 cases statewide.

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