Mayor LaToya Cantrell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials are set to announce plans to address a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the city. Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the city's top health official, Dr. Jennifer Avegno, were expected to make an announcement Wednesday afternoon.

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The mayor of New Orleans mayor says she expects a partially collapsed hotel in her city will ultimately be demolished.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference Sunday that officials successfully detonated and toppled two dangerous cranes that had leaned for days over the ruins of the Hard Rock Hotel, which collapsed Oct. 12 while under construction.

She says the first mission now that the cranes have been toppled is to remove the last two bodies from the rubble. Three workers died in the partial hotel collapse but only one body was removed.

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Rescue crews on Sunday searched for a worker missing in the partial collapse of a New Orleans hotel that was under construction, their work proceeding cautiously amid fears about the stability of the structure, authorities said.