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New Orleans: Largest city in Louisiana
New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 391,006 in 2018, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. Serving as a major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States.

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Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor [Video]

Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New York City. Doctors, public health officials and..

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Why COVID-19 Patients In New Orleans Are Dying At Twice The Rate Of New Yorkers [Video]

Why COVID-19 Patients In New Orleans Are Dying At Twice The Rate Of New Yorkers

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States. In fact, the per-capita death rate is twice that of New York City, and four times that of Seattle...

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Experts: Mardi Gras A Key Factor In New Orleans COVID-19 Outbreak [Video]

Experts: Mardi Gras A Key Factor In New Orleans COVID-19 Outbreak

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warns the state is seeing a worrying "trajectory" that could leave hospitals without ventilators by the end of next week. Likewise, Business Insider reports Bel Edwards..

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Fauci warns U.S. could face 200,000 coronavirus deaths [Video]

Fauci warns U.S. could face 200,000 coronavirus deaths

U.S. deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government's top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New Orleans and other major cities pleaded for..

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U.S. Could Face 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths [Video]

U.S. Could Face 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government’s top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New Orleans and..

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New Orleans streets silent as city braces for a spike in cases [Video]

New Orleans streets silent as city braces for a spike in cases

Drone video over New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday showed deserted streets in neighborhoods usually bustling with tourists and revelers.

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NY, New Orleans hospitals reel as U.S. virus deaths top 1,000 [Video]

NY, New Orleans hospitals reel as U.S. virus deaths top 1,000

As the coronavirus pandemic's U.S. death toll raced past 1,000 people, hospitals and government authorities in New York, New Orleans and other hot spots grappled on Thursday with a surge in cases and a..

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New York, New Orleans Hospitals Reel In Wake Of Coronavirus Deaths [Video]

New York, New Orleans Hospitals Reel In Wake Of Coronavirus Deaths

The coronavirus pandemic’s U.S. death toll topped 1,000 people, according to Reuters. Hospitals and government authorities are struggling in New York, New Orleans, and other hot spots. A surge in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published
New York Sees Some Progress As New Orleans Hit Hard [Video]

New York Sees Some Progress As New Orleans Hit Hard

(Reuters) - New York’s governor on Wednesday said there were tentative signs that restrictions were slowing the spread of the coronavirus in his state, even as the public health crisis deepened in..

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Otherwise Healthy 39-Year-Old Dies On Kitchen Floor, Waiting For COVID-19 Test Results [Video]

Otherwise Healthy 39-Year-Old Dies On Kitchen Floor, Waiting For COVID-19 Test Results

Natasha Ott was a 39-year-old woman who relatives said was healthy at the time of her death. Ott worked at a New Orleans clinic for people with HIV-AIDS. According to Business Insider, Ott had symptoms..

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Former FDA chief sees 'extreme' coronavirus risk in U.S. cities [Video]

Former FDA chief sees 'extreme' coronavirus risk in U.S. cities

Scott Gottlieb, who once ran the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, told CBS News on Sunday that any city with a mass transit system will need to take very aggressive steps to mitigate the spread of..

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New Orleans officials cancel tandem floats after Mardi Gras deaths [Video]

New Orleans officials cancel tandem floats after Mardi Gras deaths

After the reported deaths of two paradegoers at this year's Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, the city said it will suspend tandem floats - multiple floats connected by a hitch and pulled by a..

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NFL weighs moving 2024 Super Bowl from New Orleans due to potential Mardi Gras conflict

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NYC's Javits Center wll take COVID-19 patients

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Legendary jazz musician and teacher Ellis Marsalis Jr. dies at age 85

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Deaths, intubations swamp New Orleans doctors in coronavirus surge

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New Orleans doctors scramble as coronavirus deaths, cases soar

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