LAFAYETTE, LA – Pentagon press secretary John F. Kirby announced Tuesday that military medical assistance teams will travel to Lafayette. Mr Kirby announced that help was requested by FEMA and the state of Louisiana in response to the latest wave of COVID-19.
The teams will be made up of around twenty medical personnel including doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists.
Currently (8/18/2021) Louisiana has 638,443 reported coronavirus cases, 11,793 deaths, 3,022 COVID-19 patients in hospitals and 448 patients on ventilators. The whole state is now considered high risk.
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