Virus roundup … 

    • Hospitals across the nation face an even bigger capacity problem from the resurgent spread of COVID-19 than experienced during the virus’s earlier surges this year, pandemic preparedness experts said. This as the number of U.S. hospitalizations reached a new high, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    • Where is Louisiana with COVID-19? Louisiana Illuminator spoke with Dr. Joe Kanter, the interim head of Louisiana’s public health office to discuss what’s going on with the state. Read the interview here.

    • Texas is the first U.S. state to pass the million-case milestone. It has the 10th most cases in the world, reporting 1,010,364 infections by early Wednesday, Axios reports. 

    • A new type of test can detect a person’s immune response to the coronavirus better than a widely used antibody test, according to research released Tuesday. The test, if authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, would be the first commercial product to detect the response of a T cell—a type of immune cell—to the virus, The New York Times reports. 

    Read more stories on how the coronavirus is impacting the Baton Rouge business community. See a roundup of resources available to those impacted by the pandemic. Click here to see a 225 magazine list of local restaurants offering patio seating or indoor dining during phase three of reopening.