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Louisiana: Latest updates on Coronavirus

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Last updated on March 27 at 5:15 p.m. E.D.T.

As of March 27, Louisiana is reporting 2,746 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 119 deaths associated with the virus, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. 773 patients have been hospitalized, and 270 of those are on ventilators, according to the health department. Confirmed cases have been reported in 54 out of 64 parishes in the state. 

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Confirmed cases have been reported in 53 out of 64 parishes in the state. The state lab has completed 2,254 diagnostic tests and commercial labs have reported 15,775 completed tests to the health department.

At midnight on March 23, Louisiana instituted a statewide stay-at-home order that will last until at least mid-April, according to WDSU News.

On March 20, two new drive-thru testing centers were opened in the parking lots of a local theater and a university arena in New Orleans, according to WDSU News. At first, the centers were only available to health care workers and first responders showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but now state officials have said that anyone with a fever and other COVID-19 symptoms may be tested, according to WDSU.  

Governor John Bel Edwards announced on March 16 that, starting at midnight, all casinos, bars and movie theaters in the state will be closed to the public and restaurants will be limited to delivery, take out and drive-through orders only, according to KATC3. The situation will be reevaluated on April 6 and, if deemed appropriate, operations will resume as normal on April 13. 

Schools in Louisiana have been closed until mid-April, according to WDSU. Following CDC guidance, gatherings of 50 or more people will also be prohibited during this time.

On March 17, a pastor defied this mandate by holding a congregation for over 300 people at the  Life Tabernacle Church in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to CBS News. The pastor, Reverend Tony Spell, told CBS that police came to the church following the service and told him that the "National Guard would break up any future services larger than 50 people."

Cases by parish:

  • Orleans  -  1,170 case(s)  |  57 death(s)
  • Jefferson  -  548 case(s)  |  24 death(s) 
  • Caddo  -  140 case(s)  |  2 death(s) 
  • East Baton Rouge  -  124 case(s)  |  4 death(s)
  • St. Tammany  -  111 case(s)  |  2 death(s)
  • Ascension  -  90 case(s)  |  1 death(s) 
  • Lafayette  -  44 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • St. John the Baptist  -  41 case(s)  |  3 death(s)
  • St. James  -  40 case(s)  |  3 death(s)
  • Bossier  -  37 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • St. Bernard  -  31 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Lafourche  -  30 case(s)  |  2 death(s)
  • Rapides  -  26 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Ouachita  -  25 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • St. Charles  -  23 case(s)  |  2 death(s)
  • Terrebonne  -  23 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Calcasieu  -  22 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Iberville  -  20 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Parish Under Investigation  -  16 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Plaquemines  -  16 case(s)  |  2 death(s)
  • De Soto  -  13 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Livingston  -  11 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • West Baton Rouge  -  11 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Avoyelles  -  10 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • St. Landry  -  10 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • St. Martin  -  10 case(s)  |  3 death(s)
  • Webster  -  9 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Acadia  -  8 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Assumption  -  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Washington  -  8 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Lincoln  -  7 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Tangipahoa  -  7 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • St. Mary  -  6 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Allen  -  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • East Feliciana  -  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Beauregard  -  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Evangeline  -  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Iberia  -  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Union  -  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Claiborne  -  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Jackson  -  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Morehouse  -  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Natchitoches  -  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Richland  -  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Vermilion  -  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Vernon  -  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Bienville  -  1 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Catahoula  -  1 case(s)  |  1 death(s)
  • Grant  -  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Jefferson Davis  -  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • La Salle  -  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Madison  -  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Pointe Coupee  -  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • West Feliciana  -  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • Winn  -  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)
  • rmiano
    The Louisiana Dept of Health numbers cited in the article do not align with the higher Johns Hopkins numbers for Louisiana, which are already on the low/conservative side https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR37nmiQ2a9006cO508UyEYt8q_3jF09ot5Me3MMprIl_JLyKRzzpIn0A7o#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
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  • qwerkynurse
    The latest numbers from Louisiana department of health (3/23/20 12:00PM)
    Cases reported: 1,172
    Deaths reported: 34
    Parishes with reported cases: 41/64
    State lab (tests completed): 1,634
    Commercial lab (tests completed): 4,314★ LDH updates their site daily at noon
    LDH updates & maplink to LDH map only (some users have issues accessing map on LDH website)† Governor Edwards will be delivering a townhall/round table addressing the Coronavirus situation tonight at 7PM (CST) on LPB where he will be answering questions from the public. For more information and to submit questions go to lpb.org
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  • Wmany
    world distribution map of coronavirus







    https://golden-youth.online
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