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Louisiana Officials Are Sounding the Alarm about Virus Infections Continuing to Rise

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana officials are sounding the alarm about coronavirus infections continuing to rise across the state, and officials in New Orleans say they will soon restrict bars and restaurants to table service in hope of reducing the disease’s resurgence.

Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday at his weekly pandemic briefing that “we have a statewide epidemic. It’s no longer one or two regions.”

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, meanwhile, issued new regulations ending table service at the city's bars and restaruants. The new rules also limit indoor gatherings to 25 people. The mayor says the rules take effect at 6 a.m. Saturday.

The state health departments said Wednesday that bars have been identified as the focus of 36 coronavirus outbreaks that infected 393 people.

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1 Killed, 8 Hurt as Suspected Gas Explosion Hits Bronx Home

NEW YORK — A suspected gas explosion partially collapsed a home in the Bronx, setting the structure ablaze and killing a woman and injuring eight other people, including five police officers, officials said.

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