(CNN)Rising cases of Covid-19 successful Louisiana person led to the cancellation of the New Orleans Jazz Fest for the 2nd twelvemonth running, organizers announced Sunday.
Louisiana broke its ain grounds for Covid-19 related hospitalizations connected aggregate days past week, with 2,421 individuals hospitalized with the microorganism connected Friday. The aforesaid time it reported 6,116 caller cases, according to the US Centers for Disease Control.
The yearly jazz festival volition not instrumentality spot "as a effect of the existent exponential maturation of caller Covid cases successful New Orleans and the portion and the ongoing nationalist wellness emergency," the festival said successful a connection connected its website.
The festival, which usually takes spot implicit 2 weekends successful precocious April and aboriginal May, had been moved to October earlier this year.
Previously announced acts for this year's Jazz Fest included the Rolling Stones, which was scheduled to play the 2019 festival and had to cancel owed to an unwellness from Mick Jagger. Other acts that were booked for the 2021 Jazz Fest included Foo Fighters, Lizzo and Dead and Company.
"We present look guardant to adjacent spring, erstwhile we volition contiguous the Festival during its accepted timeframe. Next year's dates are April 29 -- May 8, 2022," the festival posted connected their website.
"In the meantime, we impulse everyone to travel the guidelines and protocols enactment distant by nationalist wellness officials, truthful that we tin each soon acquisition unneurotic the joyousness that is Jazz Fest," it said.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell reintroduced a disguise mandate for the metropolis connected July 30, saying, "Thanks to the Delta variant, the Covid pandemic is erstwhile again raging retired of control." The politician is besides requiring each metropolis employees to get vaccinated.
Just 37.4% of Louisiana's colonisation is afloat vaccinated against Covid-19, according to information from Johns Hopkins University.
On August 2, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards reinstated a disguise mandate for the authorities that went into effect Wednesday and lasts until astatine slightest September 1.
"The slightest onerous happening we tin bash successful bid to effort and curb transmission and springiness immoderate breathing country backmost to our hospitals is to reinstate the disguise mandate," he said.
Edwards has said capableness astatine his state's hospitals is "absolutely strained."