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LISTEN: COVID-19 Biweekly Update - July 14, 2020

LISTEN: COVID-19 Biweekly Update - July 14, 2020

With Louisiana ranking third in the U.S. for COVID-19 cases per capita, Tangi 96.5 FM and KAJUN 107.1 FM's Johnny Chauvin and Dr. Robert Peltier resume biweekly #COVID19 Updates with this segment aired July 14. Updates will happen on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:10 a.m. until further notice.

They talk about the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Louisiana and the resulting new mandates issued by Governor John Bel Edwards Saturday, July 11. Dr. Peltier also confirms research that indicates masking offers protection to the wearer and others around them. He also applauds the critical care team at North Oaks Medical Center for their work treating COVID-19 patients. Thanks to their efforts, Tangipahoa Parish's COVID-19 fatality rate is currently 2.32% -- less than half of the state's rate of 4.15%​​​​​.

Dr. Peltier, who is an internal medicine physician and tropical medicine specialist, serves as chief medical officer of North Oaks Health System in Hammond, Louisiana.

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