Coronavirus in Louisiana: State reporting 481 new cases and 67 new deaths

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BATON ROUGE, La. (April 23, 2020) — Louisiana is reporting 481 new cases of COVID-19 and 67 new deaths according to the Louisiana Department of Health website.

This brings the total number of cases across the state to 25,739 with a total of 1,540 deaths.

LDH is still reporting 59 probable deaths. According to the website, probable COVID deaths are deaths identified by coroners and/or physicians as COVID-19 deaths or as probable/suspected/possible COVID-19 deaths without a lab positive result. This number could change if pending test results turn out positive or negative.

In Northeast Louisiana, there were 62 new cases and 5 new deaths reported. Ouachita Parish is reporting the most cases and deaths in our area with 579 cases and 16 deaths, an increase of 27 cases and 2 deaths since Wednesday’s update. Lincoln, Union, and Catahoula parishes also reported 1 new death each.

Here is a list of local parishes reporting cases and deaths:

  • Ouachita Parish – 579 cases, 16 deaths (27 new cases, 2 new deaths)
  • Lincoln Parish – 62 cases, 3 deaths (4 new cases, 1 new death)
  • Union Parish – 89 cases, 6 deaths (4 new cases, 1 new death)
  • Franklin Parish – 108 cases, 2 deaths (13 new cases)
  • Concordia Parish – 27 cases, 2 deaths (no change)
  • Morehouse Parish – 45 cases, 4 deaths (4 new cases)
  • Caldwell Parish – 17 cases (2 new cases)
  • Richland Parish – 45 cases (3 new cases)
  • Winn Parish – 19 cases, 2 deaths (no change)
  • Catahoula Parish – 24 cases, 2 death (1 new death)
  • Jackson Parish – 21 cases (5 new cases)
  • Madison Parish – 5 cases (no change)
  • LaSalle Parish – 15 cases (no change)
  • East Carroll Parish – 5 cases (no change)
  • West Carroll Parish – 4 cases (no change)
  • Tensas Parish – 1 case (no change)

Gov. John Bel Edwards held a media briefing about Louisiana’s response to COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon.

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