Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards appears on “Face the Nation” on Sunday, March 29, 2020. CBS News Washington — With Louisiana seeing explosive growth in its number of coronavirus cases and New Orleans poised to become the next epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., Governor John Bel Edwards said the federal government has not yet approved the state’s request for more ventilators from the nation’s stockpile.”We haven’t yet been approved for ventilators out of the National Stockpile,” Edwards, a Democrat, said on “Face the Nation” Sunday. “I continue to press that case, and I hope that we will be cut in for a slice of what they have left there and that we get them in the next few days.”Edwards said the state has also reached out for vendors, placing orders for 12,000 more machines from manufacturers who are already stretched to capacity. So far, Louisiana has received just 192, he said.Transcript: John Bel Edwards on “Face the Nation””That is inadequate to the past because if we stay on this present growth curve that we’re on with respect to coronavirus cases, we believe that by about April the 4th or so in the New Orleans area, we will exceed


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