A view of an empty street in the French Quarter amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on March 27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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The governors of Louisiana and Michigan, two emerging hot spots for the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., warned their state health systems are straining amid a surge in patients and looming shortages of medical supplies.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her state’s numbers are “climbing exponentially.” —
“We have hospitals that are already at capacity,” she said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “We’re running out of [personal protective equipment] as well.”
The U.S. has the world’s largest number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which emerged late last year in China and has infected more than 125,000 Americans, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Michigan has more than 4,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 112 people have died. The state’s total number of confirmed infections is the fourth highest in…