Five deaths reported on Wednesday brought the state’s total to 14,983. And hospitalizations, after doubling in the week that ended Sunday, have risen nearly 47% since then to 659, the report said. Louisiana Department of Health dashboard.
The three infected African lions are doing well and have normal appetites, Audubon Zoo said in a press release on Wednesday. Arnold, an adult male; Asani, one of two one-year-old males, and Kali, one of three females, were tested after experiencing a cough and runny nose. The other three are currently being tested, the statement said.
“All of the symptoms were intermittent and mild,” so no medication was needed, senior veterinarian Bob MacLean said in a statement relayed by a zoo spokesperson.
The zoo said vets don’t know how the lions got infected, but it’s likely they contracted the coronavirus from an asymptomatic keeper despite taking many precautions. Employees should be vaccinated against COVID-19, and those working with susceptible animals should wear N95 or KN95 masks, the statement said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has reached a pandemic record in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine said on Wednesday as he ordered additional members of the state’s National Guard to enter in hospitals to help with the surge.