NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge says he will rule “as soon as is reasonably possible” on a challenge filed against the closure of bars in Louisiana to fight the spread of COVID-19.
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman heard testimony online Friday regarding a challenge filed by 10 southeastern Louisiana bar owners.
The hearing came as health officials report nearly 1,300 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 28 more deaths.
The death toll as of midday Friday was more than 4,300. But hospitalizations continue to go down, dropping to a little more than 1,200. More than 103,000 people have recovered.
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