PBS NewsHour

Why Louisiana is emerging as a major coronavirus hot spot

Clip: 03/27/2020 | 4m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

Louisiana is one of the country’s emerging coronavirus hot spots. New Orleans alone has over 1,100 cases and 119 deaths, and the city’s convention center is being converted into a makeshift hospital to provide care amid the outbreak. William Brangham talks to Dr. Julio Figueroa of Louisiana State University Health about why residents of the state may be at greater risk of becoming seriously ill.

Aired: 03/27/20

Rating: NR

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