Updated 2:46 p.m. ET
Louisiana has emerged as a hot spot for the spread of coronavirus, with nearly 2,305 cases of COVID-19 and 83 reported deaths.
"Our rate of growth is faster than any state in the country," Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards said during a televised address this week.
He warns the crisis has overwhelmed Louisiana's ability to combat the spread of the disease, and care for the sick. And in contrast to neighboring states, Louisiana is imposing tight restrictions on movement and economic activity.