• Louisiana reported rising COVID numbers across the board Friday as the stubborn infection kept the state at No. 1 per capita in cases across the country. The state reported 1,799 new cases Friday for a total of 116,280, The News Star reports.
• Our Lady of the Lake says it is in urgent need of blood donors to replenish its supply, WBRZ-TV reports. OLOL is urging the community to donate blood due to a shortage in supplies. Even though all blood types are welcomed, types B-, B+ and O+ are especially needed.
• Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and Whitney Bank have partnered to help Baton Rouge residents facing evictions. SLLS will provide $100,000 in relief assistance to those in low- and moderate-income households who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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