UPDATE: Former Governor Edwin Edwards released from Baton Rouge hospital


UPDATE: Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards has been released from Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton Rouge after being hospitalized for rhinovirus late Friday.

Rhinovirus is a viral infection which produces the common head cold.

The former 4-term, 93-year-old Governor tested negative for both COVID-19 and pneumonia and at the time he was admitted doctors had expected him to make a full recovery.

Trina Edwards said, “We’d like to thank everybody for all the prayers and concern. He’s resting well and is already back to giving orders.”

Edwards was rushed to the hospital Friday after experiencing breathing difficulties.

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