The Next Coronavirus Hotspot: Louisiana Races to Prepare for the Worst

Louisiana is fast emerging as a hot spot in the coronavirus pandemic, with a sharp jump in cases, some stemming from a retirement community.

The state recorded the world’s highest average daily growth rate, 65.7%, in the first 15 days since an initial diagnosis, according to an analysis done for state health officials by University of Louisiana at Lafayette economics professor Gary Wagner.


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