LAFAYETTE, LA - Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby announcing Tuesday that military medical assistance teams will be heading to Lafayette. Mr. Kirby announced that the assistance was requested by FEMA and the state of Louisiana in response to the latest COVID-19 surge.
The teams will be compromised of about 20 medical personel including doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists.
Currently (8/18/2021) Louisiana has 638,443 reported Coronavirus cases, 11,793 deaths, 3,022 COVID-19 patients in the hospitals, and 448 patients on ventilators. The entire state in now considered high risk.