In a move not surprising to anyone, Governor John Bel Edwards announced yesterday that he plans to extend the state's stay-at-home order to coincide with the nation's new April 30 timeline.

Edwards said the proclamation will be signed by the end of the week.

Monday's numbers from the Department of Health and Hospitals reflected a 14% increase from Sunday. There was an increase of 485 infected with COVID-19 overnight with 34 additional deaths in 24 hours.

Edwards continued to urge residents to adhere to the state’s stay-at-home order. “We need better compliance,” the governor said. “We can show our love by staying away from people.”

The state has ordered 14,000 ventilators, including 5,000 from the federal strategic stockpile.

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