(KLFY) We begin tonight with the latest numbers on the coronavirus in Louisiana.
There were more than 3400 new cases reported Sunday with 58 new deaths.
Here in Acadiana, there were more than 600 new cases and 7 new deaths. In total there have been more than 19,000 cases and 429 deaths in our area.
The new numbers reflect a bleak picture of Louisiana’s fight against COVID-19 less than a week before the state’s Phase 2 order is set to expire.
There is little hope now that on Friday, Aug. 7, Louisiana’s current Phase 2 mandate, which restricts dining and other shopping statewide will be lifted.
Governor John Bel Edwards has already extended the mandate from its original expiration, and has signaled that he would do so again if the data did not show Louisiana on a healthier track.