The La. governor talks about how coronavirus cases are expected to surge there.March 29, 2020, 1:13 PM6 min read Gov. John Bel Edwards said cases of novel coronavirus are expected to surge in Louisiana and overwhelm hospitals. “We remain on a trajectory, really to overwhelm our capacity to deliver health care by the end of the first week of April,” he said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. Earlier Sunday, Edwards announced the death of a staffer in his office, April Dunn, who died due to complications from new coronavirus. When “This Week” Co-anchor Martha Raddatz asked about reports that Mardi Gras — which was held as scheduled — may have helped spread coronavirus in the state, Edwards agreed, but pointed to the messages coming from the federal government at the time. “There was never any hint from anyone, to me, to the mayor of New Orleans, that there should be any consideration to downsizing or canceling Mardis Gras,” he said. “If you go back, you will see that the federal government was saying things were under control,” he added. “And this is some Monday morning quarterbacking going on.” During a private teleconference with governors last week, Edwards asked Trump for

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