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Gov. Edwards to highlight state's high number of COVID-19 cases with TV appearances, tour of temporary hospital

Posted at 6:21 PM, Mar 28, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards will appear on three major television networks Saturday morning to discuss Louisiana's response to the COVID-19 crisis and the current situation of the state.

Also on Sunday, Gov. Edwards will travel to the Convention Center in New Orleans for a walk through of an under construction temporary hospital facility with Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Following the walk through, Edwards and Mayor Cantrell will hold a press briefing outside the Convention Center at 3 p.m. The hospital will be used for coronavirus patients who no longer need to be hospitalized.

Sunday, Gov. Edwards will appear on This Week on ABC affiliates around 8:05 a.m.; live on Meet the Press on NBC around 8 a.m.; and Face the Nation on CBS affiliates around 10 a.m.

The temporary hospital in New Orleans is being constructed at the Ernest Morial Convention Center as cases of COVID-19 in the state continue to rise. Saturday, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 3, 315 cases of the virus and 137 deaths. Edwards and Cantrell will provide updates on the state's response to COVID-19 and the progress of the temporary hospital construction.