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Chemical Fire Burns Near Lake Charles, La., In Aftermath Of Hurricane Laura

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Smoke is rising over the city from a plant complex that makes chlorine for swimming pools, according to a state official. Residents are advised to shelter in place until further notice.


Data Analysis: COVID-19 Is Filling Up Hospitals In Small Cities

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

An NPR data analysis finds that hospital systems in Louisiana, Idaho and Washington state have had to shuffle patients to try to get everyone the care they need.


As Coronavirus Cases Surge, NPR Examines Hospital Capacity

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A new NPR News data analysis looks at what's been happening in Louisiana, Idaho and Washington and how institutions in those states are handling hospital and ICU bed capacity problems.


Coronavirus Pushes Some Hospitals In Southern Louisiana To The Brink

Monday, July 27, 2020

NPR analysis shows hospitals in Lafayette and Lake Charles have among the worst ratios of hospital beds to COVID-19 infection rates. We hear what that means for patients, families and health workers.


Louisiana Issues Statewide Mask Order Amid Polarization Of Officials On The Issue

Monday, July 13, 2020

Louisiana's governor announced a statewide mask order over the weekend. But local politicians have been sparring over mask-wearing since even before the order, mirroring a nationwide debate.


Third Federal Inmate Dies From COVID-19

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

On March 31, the Federal Bureau of Prisons began a systemwide 14-day quarantine for inmates to stem the spread of the coronavirus.