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New Orleans May Soon Run Out of Ventilators, Governor Says

  • Request for 12,000 breathing machines has turned up 192 so far
  • Bel Edwards says Mardi Gras likely helped ‘seed’ virus in NOLA
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Louisiana, which has the fourth-highest U.S. coronavirus death total so far, anticipates running out of capacity for breathing machines in the city of New Orleans within a week.