Louisiana state treasurer is hospitalized due to COVID-19


    State Treasurer John M. Schroder is being treated at a Louisiana hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, the state treasurer’s office announced Thursday.

    Schroder is responding favorably to treatment and is experiencing little discomfort, the state treasurer’s office said.

    Schroder, 59, was elected to the post in 2017. The treasurer is the state’s banker, and they manage the state’s budget and savings accounts. Schroder also chairs the Bond Commission, which oversees state borrowing and debt levels.

    The Republican treasurer tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus shortly before Thanksgiving, according to the Associated Press.