Gov. John Bel Edwards said he expects the state will confirm the most coronavirus cases in a single day on Thursday, but he warned the huge spike is coming from a backlog in private lab results that don't necessarily accurately reflect the growth of the virus, our media partners at The Advocate report.
Speaking on WWL Radio Thursday morning, Edwards indicated the state Health Department will report the large number of cases around noon, after two days of adding more than 1,000 cases. Officials this week have continually pointed to a "logjam" in private tests that were taken a week or longer ago in some cases that are just now being confirmed, the newspapers report.
Edwards said the numbers would be "jarring" on Thursday, and he wanted to prepare people for the number and put it into context, the Advocate reports.
Edwards said the numbers would be "jarring" on Thursday, and he wanted to prepare people for the number and put it into context, the newspapers report.
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