Germany, John Bel Edwards, Louisiana discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday

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In the response in the hardest hit region of Lombardy about what America needs to do to stop the pandemic also a hospital chaplain in Washington state we can't get physically close to corona virus patients to give spiritual support and comic and actor Cameron Esposito has a new book out and a personal brush with covert nineteen wasn't allowed to go into the waiting room with her and then I was for sitting in the hall and the doctor came out with that like very serious doctor face that you never want to see it Sunday March twenty ninth news now live from NPR news in Washington I'm Barbara Klein coronavirus infections in the US are nearing one hundred twenty five thousand more than two thousand have died according to Johns Hopkins Louisiana is fast becoming one of the pandemic's hot spots according to the latest from the state health department nearly one hundred forty people in Louisiana have died from covert nineteen most of them in the New Orleans metro area Patrick Madden of member station W. W. Eno has more the number of known coronavirus cases in Louisiana jumped more than twenty percent Saturday with more than three thousand people now testing positive for the deadly virus and concern is mounting over the ability of New Orleans area hospitals to meet the expected crush of coronavirus patients who need ventilators and beds in ICU units there's also fear that nurses doctors and other health care workers don't have enough personal protective equipment like N. ninety five masks and the city has started and equipment drive to take in donated gear the governor of Louisiana John bel Edwards says he wants to begin using the convention center in New Orleans to start housing patients who've tested positive for the corona virus for NPR news I'm Patrick Madden in New Orleans coronavirus cases and deaths in Germany have soared this weekend despite strict social distancing and commercial lockdowns NPR's rob Schmitz has details from Berlin the latest figures for the country updated Sunday from.

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