The number of people contracting Covid-19 in Louisiana are getting younger and more White people, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.
There’s a smaller percentage of younger patients in intensive care unit beds and on ventilators, Edwards told reporters in Baton Rouge.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Louisiana is 70,151, according to the state’s Department of Health.
“People in Louisiana have a role to play,” he said. "It’s important (to wear masks) any time outside your home.”
The governor said the state's goal is to open up schools on time but it needs to be done safely.
If on-campus learning resumes, Edwards said it won’t look like the way it did before the coronavirus pandemic.