The state will receive more ventilators from the national stockpile.

That announcement was made today by Governor John Bel Edwards after Vice President Mike Pence confirmed that Louisiana will receive an additional 200 ventilators from the Federal Strategic National Stockpile.

Louisiana is expected to receive a total of 350 ventilators from the SNS which are expected to arrive soon.

 

Louisiana will also receive several hundred thousand surgical gowns for medical professionals in the New Orleans area.