Louisiana's Coronavirus Death Rate Is On Par With New York's, But The Southern State Faces Different Hurdles

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Orleans Parish in New Orleans has one of the highest death rates per capita from COVID-19 in the world. Louisiana's overall death rate is on par with New York's, though the southern state faces unique challenges.

Its population is poorer than that of other hotspot states, and many residents have pre-existing conditions like diabetes, putting them at higher risk of death from COVID-19.

WWNO's Patrick Madden (@Patrick_Madden) talks to host Jeremy Hobson about the latest in New Orleans.

This segment aired on March 30, 2020.


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