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Louisiana Gov Orders All Bars To Close As COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Surge: Live Updates

•, by Tyler Durden

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NY 3-day average deaths fall to 7
Florida reports 2nd highest jump yet
US reports 70k+ new COVID-19 cases
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Japan sees record 430 new cases
Victoria reports 216 new cases
Australian official: vaccine may be 2 years away still
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Update (1611ET): With the US on track to report another record, or near record, jump in new coronavirus cases reported Saturday (remember, those cases were reported with a 24-hour delay), Louisiana Gov John Bel Edwards announced that he would be closing bars in the state, following other southern states like Mississippi and Texas.

The governor's new order will also limit gatherings to 50 people indoors and require social distancing for gatherings outdoors.

"None of these steps are ones that I wanted to take, but I do think their essential," Edwards said.

The state reported 2,167 new cases Saturday, the fourth highest single-day total since the pandemic began, for a total of 76,803. The state has also reported 3,295 deaths.