Louisiana, which reported no cases until mid-March, topped the 1,000 mark and the state has seen more than 500 new cases reported since the weekend, with 1,388 cases and 46 deaths by Tuesday afternoon.
In his request to the President, Edwards said Louisiana has more cases per capita than any state, except for New York and Washington.
“We have overwhelmed our stocks of key resources needed for our hospitals, first responders and emergency managers,” he wrote.
New Jersey added more than 800 cases from Monday to Tuesday, for a total of 3,675 positive tests and 44 deaths. That makes New Jersey the second-highest state case total in the nation. Last week alone, New Jersey cases increased tenfold.
The state is under a stay-at-home order. Gov. Phil Murphy said not everyone is adhering to the mandate.
“We must have 100% compliance. This is about public health and it’s about people’s lives. Your employees’ lives, their families’ lives, and your life,” he said.
Michigan’s total rose from just 65 cases about week ago to 1,791 on Tuesday afternoon, including 15 deaths. Pennsylvania saw a spike of more than 200 cases overnight, bringing the total to 851 cases statewide. Of those cases, seven people have died.
Florida and Georgia — two states where political leaders have faced criticism over their timing on enacting restrictions — both crossed the 1,000-case mark over the weekend and continue to rise significantly each day. As of Tuesday evening, Florida recorded 1,461 cases and 17 deaths, while Georgia reported 1,097 cases and 38 fatalities.
Additionally, Indiana went from a handful of cases about a week ago to 365.
California teen’s cause of death is ‘complex’
But hours after saying the person died from Covid-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued another news release, saying there might now be an “alternate explanation” for the death.
The department characterized the case as “complex” and despite early testing indicating a positive result for Covid-19, further investigation by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be required.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told CNN the person who died was a teenager.
The teen lived in Lancaster, California, according to county officials.
Coronavirus-related deaths in children remain relatively rare.
“In the mortality data that has been provided to us, there has been no child under 15 that has succumbed to the virus in Europe,” Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, said during a briefing Monday. “There was the one 14-year-old in China. So we still see that there is less severity in children, and so that should be reassuring to the moms and dads out there.”
According to studies, two children, a 10-month-old infant and a 14-year-old boy, died in China after being infected with the novel coronavirus.
The 14-year-old boy from Hubei province died February 7. No further details were available on his death, which was reported in a study published last week in Pediatrics that looked at 2,143 children with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.
New York governor demands ventilators
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo demanded the federal government take dramatic action to send thousands of stockpiled ventilators immediately to his state first, saying the Empire State’s immense coronavirus caseload threatened catastrophe in days without it.
He said New York needs 30,000 more ventilators on top of the 7,000 it has.
Cuomo wants all of what he called a current federal stockpile of 20,000 ventilators to brace for the coming “apex” in cases, which he says will arrive in as soon as 14 days.
“We need the federal help, and we need the federal help now,” Cuomo said. “New York is the canary in the coal mine. New York is going first — we have the highest and fastest rate of infection.”
“(After) we get over that curve … I’ll send ventilators, I’ll send health care workers … around the country.”
The governor said his state was trying to address two other needs: more hospital beds and more medical staff.
He said the state needed 140,000 hospital beds for an anticipated patient apex in as in soon as two weeks, yet the state now has only 53,000 beds. Cuomo said he was speaking to hotel owners “about taking over their hotels” to place some patients.
“I will turn this state upside down to get the number of beds that we need,” he said.
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