New Orleans commemorates one year in fight against pandemic

New Orleans commemorates one year in fight against pandemic
A memorial ceremony recognizes the one year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in Jefferson Parish and honoring the memory of those who have lost their lives (Source: WVUE FOX 8)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tuesday, March 9 marks one year since the first Coronavirus case was confirmed in Louisiana and everyone’s lives changed.

The state capitol lawn now displays thousands of white flags; each mark a Louisiana life lost to the virus.

The state health department reports more than 9,700 deaths due to COVID.

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Ochsner Health employees held a moment of silence for the lives lost in the state and Jefferson Parish leaders held a memorial ceremony to honor the lives lost.

The CDC issued new guidance on Monday saying fully-vaccinated Americans could gather with other fully-vaccinated people without masks or social distancing.

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