National officials are urging that Louisiana issues a lockdown soon.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, appeared on CNN and says that a statewide shutdown could have come sooner.
Fauci added that the outbreak is intimidating, frustrating and frightening which is why a shutdown is necessary.
In about two weeks, Louisiana has seen COVID-19 cases grow exponentially by over 1,000 and has suffered about 65 deaths related to the virus.
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