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UPDATE: (April, 2 2020) 12:00 PM — According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are now 9,150 cases reported in Louisiana with 310 deaths.

The Governor’s office put out a statement which can be read below:

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) on Thursday reports 2,726 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 9,150 cases. More than 95% of these positive results are from tests conducted in commercial labs. 

“While extremely upsetting, this increase in COVID-19 cases appears to be less a sign of new exponential growth and more a sign of a logjam from commercial labs,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “I am pleased to see a ramp up in testing across the state. We need this energy and commitment to continue. It’s important to understand that what’s happening in Louisiana with the increased testing is also happening around the country. That said, as more and more commercial labs come online our different data systems must learn to talk to one another.

“I have said time and again – COVID-19 is a statewide problem and testing is a vital step towards understanding the scale of this problem. We believe COVID-19 is spreading in every parish in Louisiana.”

“If there is a place to draw hope here it is that these new data reveal our COVID-19 related hospitalization and death rates, while still concerningly high, are trending more in line with the national average,” said Dr. Alex Billioux, assistant secretary of the Office of Public Health. 

“The situation remains concerning, but every Louisianan has the power to change the path we are on,” said Gov. Edwards. “Think of your neighbors, and please stay at home.”


UPDATE: (April 1, 2020) 12:00 PM — According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are now 6,424 cases reported in Louisiana with 273 deaths.

Here is a list of local parishes that are reporting cases:

  • Ouachita Parish – 80 cases, 1 death
  • Lincoln Parish – 13 cases
  • Union Parish – 11 cases
  • Franklin Parish – 5 cases
  • Concordia Parish – 5 cases
  • Morehouse Parish – 2 cases
  • Richland Parish – 3 cases
  • Winn Parish – 1 case
  • Catahoula Parish – 3 cases, 1 death
  • Jackson Parish – 4 cases
  • Madison Parish – 1 case
  • LaSalle Parish – 2 cases
  • Madison Parish – 1 case
  • East Carroll Parish – 1 case

According to LDH, Tensas, Caldwell, and West Carroll parishes are still reporting zero cases.

Continue reading for a full list of the cases and deaths by parish from the LDH website.

Orleans  –  2,270 case(s)  |  115 death(s)  |  1,603 state tests  |  5,781 commercial tests

Jefferson  –  1,433 case(s)  |  64 death(s)  |  557 state tests  |  2,240 commercial tests

Caddo  –  298 case(s)  |  7 death(s)  |  122 state tests  |  8,501 commercial tests

St. Tammany  –  270 case(s)  |  6 death(s)  |  150 state tests  |  1,361 commercial tests

East Baton Rouge  –  244 case(s)  |  10 death(s)  |  287 state tests  |  2,954 commercial tests

Ascension  –  189 case(s)  |  5 death(s)  |  27 state tests  |  1,125 commercial tests

Lafayette  –  159 case(s)  |  2 death(s)  |  76 state tests  |  4,074 commercial tests

St. John the Baptist  –  118 case(s)  |  13 death(s)  |  4 state tests  |  21 commercial tests

Lafourche  –  105 case(s)  |  4 death(s)  |  122 state tests  |  698 commercial tests

St. Bernard  –  94 case(s)  |  3 death(s)  |  4 state tests  |  155 commercial tests

Calcasieu  –  90 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  74 state tests  |  1,952 commercial tests

St. James  –  86 case(s)  |  4 death(s)  |  65 state tests  |  152 commercial tests

St. Charles  –  82 case(s)  |  7 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  56 commercial tests

Ouachita  –  80 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  109 state tests  |  1,389 commercial tests

Bossier  –  75 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  27 state tests  |  1,212 commercial tests

Rapides  –  69 case(s)  |  4 death(s)  |  61 state tests  |  847 commercial tests

Terrebonne  –  55 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  69 state tests  |  199 commercial tests

Iberia  –  49 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  71 state tests  |  192 commercial tests

Acadia  –  47 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  151 commercial tests

Plaquemines  –  47 case(s)  |  4 death(s)  |  2 state tests  |  40 commercial tests

St. Landry  –  45 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  21 state tests  |  2,581 commercial tests

St. Martin  –  41 case(s)  |  3 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  72 commercial tests

De Soto  –  39 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  7 state tests  |  44 commercial tests

Washington  –  39 case(s)  |  2 death(s)  |  47 state tests  |  162 commercial tests

Iberville  –  36 case(s)  |  3 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  65 commercial tests

Tangipahoa  –  33 case(s)  |  2 death(s)  |  6 state tests  |  426 commercial tests

Avoyelles  –  31 case(s)  |  2 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  44 commercial tests

Parish Under Investigation  –  28 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  0 commercial tests

St. Mary  –  26 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  7 state tests  |  120 commercial tests

Assumption  –  25 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  6 state tests  |  67 commercial tests

Livingston  –  25 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  138 commercial tests

Allen  –  19 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  59 commercial tests

Webster  –  17 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  8 state tests  |  339 commercial tests

West Baton Rouge  –  14 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  18 commercial tests

Lincoln  –  13 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  11 state tests  |  164 commercial tests

Evangeline  –  11 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  8 state tests  |  94 commercial tests

Union  –  11 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  3 state tests  |  13 commercial tests

Claiborne  –  10 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  26 commercial tests

East Feliciana  –  10 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  6 state tests  |  18 commercial tests

Vermilion  –  10 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  3 state tests  |  131 commercial tests

Jefferson Davis  –  9 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  16 state tests  |  332 commercial tests

Beauregard  –  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  111 commercial tests

West Feliciana  –  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  8 state tests  |  85 commercial tests

Pointe Coupee  –  7 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  6 state tests  |  56 commercial tests

Bienville  –  6 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  3 state tests  |  10 commercial tests

Vernon  –  6 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  318 commercial tests

Concordia  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  23 commercial tests

Franklin  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  9 state tests  |  79 commercial tests

Jackson  –  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  14 state tests  |  290 commercial tests

Catahoula  –  3 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  8 commercial tests

Grant  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  28 commercial tests

Richland  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  2 state tests  |  98 commercial tests

Sabine  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  3 state tests  |  38 commercial tests

La Salle  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  9 state tests  |  59 commercial tests

Morehouse  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  13 commercial tests

Natchitoches  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  9 state tests  |  106 commercial tests

East Carroll  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  22 commercial tests

Madison  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  0 commercial tests

Red River  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  22 state tests  |  26 commercial tests

St. Helena  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  56 commercial tests

Winn  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  3 state tests  |  40 commercial tests

Caldwell  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  4 state tests  |  22 commercial tests

Cameron  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  9 commercial tests

Tensas  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  0 commercial tests

West Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  6 commercial tests


UPDATE: (March 31, 2020) 12:00 PM — According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are now 5,237 cases reported in Louisiana with 239 deaths.

Tuesday’s update marks the most significant jump in the total number of cases with 1,212 news cases being reported.

Here is a list of local parishes that are reporting cases:

  • Ouachita Parish – 57 cases, 1 death
  • Lincoln Parish – 12 cases
  • Union Parish – 9 cases
  • Franklin Parish – 5 cases
  • Concordia Parish – 3 cases
  • Morehouse Parish – 2 cases
  • Richland Parish – 2 cases
  • Winn Parish – 1 case
  • Catahoula Parish – 3 cases, 1 death
  • Jackson Parish – 3 cases
  • Madison Parish – 1 case
  • LaSalle Parish – 2 cases
  • Madison Parish – 1 case
  • East Carroll Parish – 1 case

According to LDH, Tensas, Caldwell, and West Carroll parishes are still reporting zero cases.

Continue reading for a full list of the cases and deaths by parish from the LDH website.

Orleans  –  1,834 case(s)  |  101 death(s)  |  1,533 state tests  |  5,255 commercial tests

Jefferson  –  1,193 case(s)  |  57 death(s)  |  520 state tests  |  1,943 commercial tests

Caddo  –  242 case(s)  |  7 death(s)  |  121 state tests  |  7,158 commercial tests

East Baton Rouge  –  228 case(s)  |  9 death(s)  |  281 state tests  |  2,721 commercial tests

St. Tammany  –  220 case(s)  |  4 death(s)  |  143 state tests  |  1,161 commercial tests

Ascension  –  161 case(s)  |  6 death(s)  |  26 state tests  |  1,028 commercial tests

Lafayette  –  118 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  73 state tests  |  3,642 commercial tests

St. John the Baptist  –  104 case(s)  |  12 death(s)  |  4 state tests  |  20 commercial tests

St. James  –  77 case(s)  |  4 death(s)  |  60 state tests  |  142 commercial tests

Lafourche  –  74 case(s)  |  2 death(s)  |  97 state tests  |  585 commercial tests

St. Bernard  –  71 case(s)  |  2 death(s)  |  4 state tests  |  149 commercial tests

St. Charles  –  71 case(s)  |  6 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  51 commercial tests

Calcasieu  –  65 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  71 state tests  |  1,619 commercial tests

Bossier  –  63 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  25 state tests  |  1,054 commercial tests

Rapides  –  58 case(s)  |  3 death(s)  |  60 state tests  |  646 commercial tests

Ouachita  –  57 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  99 state tests  |  1,014 commercial tests

Terrebonne  –  40 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  62 state tests  |  170 commercial tests

Acadia  –  39 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  123 commercial tests

Plaquemines  –  37 case(s)  |  2 death(s)  |  2 state tests  |  40 commercial tests

Iberia  –  36 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  51 state tests  |  172 commercial tests

Iberville  –  35 case(s)  |  3 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  54 commercial tests

St. Martin  –  32 case(s)  |  3 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  69 commercial tests

St. Landry  –  31 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  21 state tests  |  2,411 commercial tests

De Soto  –  30 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  7 state tests  |  26 commercial tests

Washington  –  28 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  40 state tests  |  129 commercial tests

Tangipahoa  –  25 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  6 state tests  |  316 commercial tests

Livingston  –  23 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  135 commercial tests

Parish Under Investigation  –  22 case(s)  |  4 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  0 commercial tests

St. Mary  –  22 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  6 state tests  |  96 commercial tests

Assumption  –  20 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  6 state tests  |  65 commercial tests

Avoyelles  –  19 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  28 commercial tests

Webster  –  17 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  8 state tests  |  277 commercial tests

Allen  –  15 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  44 commercial tests

West Baton Rouge  –  13 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  17 commercial tests

Lincoln  –  12 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  10 state tests  |  153 commercial tests

Evangeline  –  10 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  6 state tests  |  58 commercial tests

East Feliciana  –  9 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  16 commercial tests

Union  –  9 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  3 state tests  |  12 commercial tests

Claiborne  –  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  4 state tests  |  21 commercial tests

Vermilion  –  8 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  3 state tests  |  116 commercial tests

Pointe Coupee  –  7 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  50 commercial tests

Bienville  –  6 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  3 state tests  |  6 commercial tests

Beauregard  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  53 commercial tests

Franklin  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  9 state tests  |  61 commercial tests

Jefferson Davis  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  13 state tests  |  221 commercial tests

West Feliciana  –  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  76 commercial tests

Catahoula  –  3 case(s)  |  1 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  6 commercial tests

Concordia  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  19 commercial tests

Jackson  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  13 state tests  |  277 commercial tests

Vernon  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  173 commercial tests

Grant  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  21 commercial tests

La Salle  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  7 state tests  |  52 commercial tests

Morehouse  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  5 state tests  |  13 commercial tests

Natchitoches  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  8 state tests  |  70 commercial tests

Richland  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  80 commercial tests

Sabine  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  3 state tests  |  37 commercial tests

East Carroll  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  22 commercial tests

Madison  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  0 commercial tests

Red River  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  18 state tests  |  22 commercial tests

St. Helena  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  1 state tests  |  51 commercial tests

Winn  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  3 state tests  |  21 commercial tests

Caldwell  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  4 state tests  |  21 commercial tests

Cameron  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  6 commercial tests

Tensas  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  0 commercial tests

West Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)  |  0 state tests  |  4 commercial tests


UPDATE: (March 30, 2020) 12:00 PM — According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are now 4,025 cases reported in Louisiana with 185 deaths.

Here is a list of local parishes that are reporting cases:

  • Ouachita Parish – 44 cases, 1 death
  • Union Parish – 9 cases
  • Lincoln Parish – 8 cases
  • Franklin Parish – 5 cases
  • Morehouse Parish – 2 cases
  • Richland Parish – 2 cases
  • Winn Parish – 1 case
  • Catahoula Parish – 3 cases, 1 death
  • Jackson Parish – 2 cases
  • Madison Parish – 1 case
  • LaSalle Parish – 2 cases
  • Caldwell Parish – 1 case
  • Madison Parish – 1 case
  • East Carroll Parish – 1 case

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, only 5 parishes are reporting zero cases. Concordia, West Carroll, and Tensas parishes are in that group.

Continue reading for a full list of the cases and deaths by parish from the LDH website.

Orleans  –  1,480 case(s)  |  86 death(s)

Jefferson  –  838 case(s)  |  37 death(s)

Caddo  –  222 case(s)  |  5 death(s)

East Baton Rouge  –  188 case(s)  |  9 death(s)

St. Tammany  –  186 case(s)  |  4 death(s)

Ascension  –  153 case(s)  |  5 death(s)

Lafayette  –  82 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. John the Baptist  –  75 case(s)  |  8 death(s)

St. James  –  65 case(s)  |  3 death(s)

Bossier  –  57 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Bernard  –  53 case(s)  |  2 death(s)

Lafourche  –  51 case(s)  |  2 death(s)

Ouachita  –  44 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Rapides  –  44 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Calcasieu  –  42 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. Charles  –  36 case(s)  |  3 death(s)

Terrebonne  –  34 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

De Soto  –  28 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Iberville  –  28 case(s)  |  2 death(s)

Plaquemines  –  22 case(s)  |  2 death(s)

Washington  –  22 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. Martin  –  20 case(s)  |  3 death(s)

Iberia  –  18 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tangipahoa  –  18 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Assumption  –  17 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Livingston  –  16 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Landry  –  15 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Avoyelles  –  14 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Parish Under Investigation  –  14 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

West Baton Rouge  –  12 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Acadia  –  11 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Allen  –  11 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Webster  –  11 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. Mary  –  10 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Union  –  9 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

East Feliciana  –  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Evangeline  –  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lincoln  –  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Beauregard  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Bienville  –  5 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Franklin  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Claiborne  –  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

West Feliciana  –  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Catahoula  –  3 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Jefferson Davis  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Vermilion  –  3 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Vernon  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Grant  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Jackson  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

La Salle  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Morehouse  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Natchitoches  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Pointe Coupee  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Richland  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Caldwell  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

East Carroll  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Madison  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Red River  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Sabine  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Winn  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Cameron  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Concordia  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Helena  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tensas  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

West Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)


UPDATE: (March 29, 2020) 12:00 PM — According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are now 3,540 cases in the state of Louisiana with 151 reported deaths.


UPDATE: (March 28, 2020) 12:00 PM — According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are now 3,315 cases in the state of Louisiana with 137 reported deaths.

We will continue to update this article as we receive more information.


UPDATE: (March 27, 2020) 12:00 PM — According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are now 2,746 cases reported in Louisiana with 119 deaths.

Here is a list of local parishes that are reporting cases:

  • Ouachita Parish – 25 cases, 1 death
  • Union Parish – 4 cases
  • Lincoln Parish – 7 cases
  • Morehouse Parish – 2 cases
  • Richland Parish – 2 cases
  • Winn Parish – 1 case
  • Catahoula Parish – 1 case, 1 death
  • Jackson Parish – 3 cases
  • Madison Parish – 1 case
  • LaSalle Parish – 1 case

Continue reading for a full list of the cases and deaths by parish from the LDH website.

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)

Caldwell  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Cameron  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Concordia  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

East Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Franklin  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Red River  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Sabine  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Helena  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tensas  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

West Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)


UPDATE: (MARCH 26, 2020) 6:12 PM –According to the Grayson Police Department, there is a case of COVID19 in Grayson.

They say the person was exposed at their job out of state. When the patient came home and took the correct precautions to prevent the spread.

They say the man is in good health at this time and is continuing his self-quarantine.


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (March 26, 2020) 12:00 PM — According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are now 2,305 cases of COVID-19 being reported in the state. They are also reporting 83 deaths.

Madison and LaSalle parishes are now reporting 1 case each. In Ouachita Parish, the number of cases has risen to 19.

Here is a list of local parishes that are reporting cases:

  • Ouachita Parish – 19 cases, 1 death
  • Union Parish – 2 cases
  • Lincoln Parish – 3 cases
  • Morehouse Parish – 3 cases
  • Richland Parish – 1 case
  • Winn Parish – 1 case
  • Catahoula Parish – 1 case, 1 death
  • Jackson Parish – 1 case
  • Madison Parish – 1 case

Yesterday, 491 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized. Of those, 163 patients required ventilation. Today, 676 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. Of those, 239 require ventilation. The Louisiana Department of Health says that if Louisiana’s growth continues this way and the State is unable to flatten the curve, the New Orleans area could run out of vents by the first week of April.

Also in today’s update, the LDH confirmed the death of a 17-year-old Orleans Parish resident which marks the youngest death related to COVID-19 in Louisiana so far.

Continue reading for a full list of the cases and deaths by parish from the LDH website.

Orleans  –  997 case(s)  |  46 death(s)

Jefferson  –  458 case(s)  |  12 death(s)

Caddo  –  115 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

East Baton Rouge  –  105 case(s)  |  4 death(s)

Ascension  –  91 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. Tammany  –  89 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. John the Baptist  –  38 case(s)  |  2 death(s)

Bossier  –  32 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lafayette  –  30 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. James  –  29 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Lafourche  –  28 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. Bernard  –  28 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Rapides  –  25 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. Charles  –  22 case(s)  |  2 death(s)

Terrebonne  –  21 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Ouachita  –  19 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Iberville  –  17 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Calcasieu  –  15 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Parish Under Investigation  –  13 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Plaquemines  –  13 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

De Soto  –  11 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Livingston  –  11 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Webster  –  8 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

West Baton Rouge  –  8 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Avoyelles  –  7 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tangipahoa  –  7 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Washington  –  6 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Allen  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Assumption  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Landry  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Mary  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

East Feliciana  –  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Acadia  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Beauregard  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Iberia  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lincoln  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Morehouse  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Claiborne  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Evangeline  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Natchitoches  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Martin  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Union  –  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)

Jackson  –  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)

Richland  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Vermilion  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Winn  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Caldwell  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Cameron  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Concordia  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

East Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Franklin  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Red River  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Sabine  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Helena  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tensas  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

West Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

West Feliciana  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)


UPDATE: STERLINGTON, La. (March 25, 2020) 12:00 PM — According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are now 1,795 Louisiana residents confirmed to have tested positive with COVID-19 as well as 65 confirmed deaths throughout the state.

There has been the first confirmed death from COVID-19 in Sterlington, La.

Chief Bonner with the Sterlington Police Department was informed this morning and would like to note that the patient did suffer from other underlying health issues.

Here is a list of local parishes that are reporting cases:

  • Ouachita Parish – 10 cases, 1 death
  • Union Parish – 2 cases
  • Lincoln Parish – 2 cases
  • Morehouse Parish – 1 case
  • Richland Parish – 1 case
  • Winn Parish – 1 case
  • Catahoula Parish – 1 case, 1 death
  • Jackson Parish – 1 case

This is an on-going story and we will update this article as we receive more information.

Continue reading for a full list of the cases and deaths by parish from the LDH website.

Orleans  –  827 case(s)  |  37 death(s)

Jefferson  –  359 case(s)  |  7 death(s)

East Baton Rouge  –  75 case(s)  |  3 death(s)

St. John the Baptist  –  27 case(s)  |  2 death(s)

St. Tammany  –  67 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Ascension  –  65 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. Bernard  –  23 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Lafourche  –  18 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. Charles  –  17 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Iberville  –  14 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Rapides  –  14 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. James  –  14 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Calcasieu  –  11 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Parish Under Investigation  –  11 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Ouachita  –  10 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

West Baton Rouge  –  7 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Webster  –  5 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Washington  –  4 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Bienville  –  1 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Catahoula  –  1 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Caddo  –  93 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Bossier  –  25 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lafayette  –  20 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Terrebonne  –  15 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Plaquemines  –  9 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

De Soto  –  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Livingston  –  6 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Avoyelles  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Mary  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tangipahoa  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Landry  –  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Beauregard  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Acadia  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Allen  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Assumption  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Claiborne  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Evangeline  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Iberia  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lincoln  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Natchitoches  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Union  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Vernon  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Grant  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Jackson  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Jefferson Davis  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Morehouse  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Richland  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Martin  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Winn  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Caldwell  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Cameron  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Concordia  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

East Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

East Feliciana  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Franklin  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

La Salle  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Madison  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Pointe Coupee  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Red River  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Sabine  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Helena  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tensas  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Vermilion  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

West Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

West Feliciana  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)


UPDATE: JACKSON PARISH, La. (March 24, 2020) 2:00 PM — There is now one reported case of COVID-19 in Jackson Parish.

According to the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Department, several people have been tested for COVID-19 in the parish but they have now been notified of one patient who tested positive.

They say that the Louisiana Department of Health website will reflect this new information with the next update.


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (March 24, 2020) 12:00 PM — The total number of COVID-19 cases in Louisiana continues to rise. On Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Health updated the total cases reported to 1,388 with 46 deaths also reported.

Ouachita and Richland parishes saw a decrease in cases reported while Lincoln, Claiborne, and Catahoula parishes did not see any change. Ouachita Parish decreased from 9 reported cases on Monday to 7 reported cases on Tuesday. Richland Parish decrease from 2 reported cases to 1 reported case.

All information on the website reflects the most current information provided to the State. It is subject to change based on further investigations and will be updated accordingly.

The Louisiana Department of Health states that case and death counts are assigned to Parishes based on patient residence. Patients may be hospitalized or seek care outside their Parish of residence.

Continue reading for a full list of the cases and deaths by parish from the LDH website.

Orleans  –  675 case(s)  |  26 death(s)

Jefferson  –  293 case(s)  |  6 death(s)

East Baton Rouge  –  58 case(s)  |  2 death(s)

St. Tammany  –  52 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Ascension  –  36 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Iberville  –  14 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Parish Under Investigation  –  12 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Rapides  –  10 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. James  –  9 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Ouachita  –  7 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Calcasieu  –  5 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

West Baton Rouge  –  5 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Washington  –  3 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Webster  –  3 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Catahoula  –  1 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Caddo  –  40 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. John the Baptist  –  21 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Bernard  –  19 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lafourche  –  16 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Charles  –  15 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Terrebonne  –  14 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Bossier  –  12 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lafayette  –  12 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Plaquemines  –  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

De Soto  –  6 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Livingston  –  6 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tangipahoa  –  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Avoyelles  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Landry  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Acadia  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Allen  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Assumption  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Beauregard  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Claiborne  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Evangeline  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Iberia  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lincoln  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Natchitoches  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Mary  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Vernon  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Bienville  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Grant  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Richland  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Martin  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Caldwell  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Cameron  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Concordia  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

East Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

East Feliciana  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Franklin  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Jackson  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Jefferson Davis  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

La Salle  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Madison  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Morehouse  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Pointe Coupee  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Red River  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Sabine  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Helena  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tensas  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Union  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Vermilion  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

West Carroll  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

West Feliciana  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Winn  –  0 case(s)  |  0 death(s)


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (March 23, 2020) 12:00 PM — There are now 9 cases of COVID-19 and one confirmed death in Ouachita Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases reported in Louisiana has risen to 1, 172 with a total of 34 deaths.

Richland, Lincoln, and Claiborne parishes are each reporting 2 cases. Catahoula Parish is reporting 1 case and 1 death.

Continue reading for a full list of the cases and deaths by parish from the LDH website.

Orleans  –  567 case(s)  |  20 death(s)

Jefferson  –  252 case(s)  |  5 death(s)

East Baton Rouge  –  43 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Ascension  –  26 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Ouachita  –  9 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Rapides  –  8 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. James  –  8 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

West Baton Rouge  –  4 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Webster  –  3 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Washington  –  2 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Catahoula  –  1 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. Tammany  –  47 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Caddo  –  34 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. John the Baptist  –  16 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lafourche  –  15 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Bernard  –  15 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Charles  –  15 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Terrebonne  –  14 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Bossier  –  12 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Parish Under Investigation  –  12 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Iberville  –  10 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lafayette  –  9 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Plaquemines  –  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

De Soto  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Livingston  –  5 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Calcasieu  –  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Iberia  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Landry  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tangipahoa  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Allen  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Claiborne  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Evangeline  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lincoln  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Natchitoches  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Richland  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Acadia  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Assumption  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Avoyelles  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Beauregard  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Bienville  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Grant  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Mary  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (March 22, 2020) 9:30 AM – The Louisiana Department of Health is now confirming 837 cases in Louisiana.

Two of these cases have now been confirmed to be in Monroe, La.

We will stay with you and update this article as new information becomes available.


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (March 21, 2020) 6:45 AM – The Louisiana Department of Health on Saturday evening confirmed four additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 20.

The deaths of an 83-year-old Orleans Parish resident, a 50-year-old Orleans resident, a 77-year-old Jefferson Parish resident and a 90-year-old Orleans Parish resident were reported. All aside from the 83-year-old individual had underlying medical conditions. 

This information is reflected on the dashboard and will be updated at 9:30 AM Sunday 03/21/2020. 


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (March 21, 2020) – The Louisiana Department of Health on Friday confirmed three additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 16.

This information will be reflected on the dashboard at the 9:30 AM update. 


UPDATE: Baton Rouge, La. (March 20, 2020) — The Louisiana Department of Health on Friday confirmed three additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 14.

The deaths of a 38-year-old Catahoula Parish resident, a 77-year-old Jefferson Parish resident and a 72-year-old Orleans Parish resident were reported today. 

All had underlying medical conditions. 

This information will be reflected on the dashboard at the 5:30 p.m. update. 


UPDATE: Baton Rouge, La. (March 20, 2020) — The Louisiana Department of Health on Friday confirmed two additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 12.

The deaths of a 38-year-old Catahoula Parish resident and a 77-year-old Jefferson Parish resident were reported today. Both had underlying medical conditions. 

This information will be reflected on the dashboard at the 5:30 p.m. update. 


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. — As of 9:30 AM on Friday, March 19, 2020, Louisiana now has 479 reported cases of COVID-19 and there have been 10 COVID-19 related deaths.

This is an on-going article.

We will update this article as we receive more information.


UPDATE: Luling, La. (WGNO) – St. James Parish has announced it’s first fatality from the coronavirus.

In a statement released to the media tonight (Mar. 18), Parish President Perer Dufresne said the patient was a person over the age of 60 who had an underlying health condition, and died at St. James Parish Hospital.

Plaquemines Parish has reported its first coronavirus case. Parish officials did not give any details about the patient.

That brings the total number of reported cases across Louisiana to 282.

The number of fatalities is 8, 7 in Orleans Parish and one in St. James Parish.

New information is listed below:

  • Louisiana has completed 703 COVID-19 tests
  • 15 out of 64 parishes have reported positive cases
  • Orleans Parish has the most cases, at 196
  • Jefferson Parish has the second most cases, at 45

UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (2:48 PM) – The Louisiana Department of Health reports a seventh death related to COVID-19. The 72-year-old individual was a Jefferson Parish resident. There is no known connection to the Lambeth House. 

The State’s fifth and sixth COVID-19 related deaths were reported earlier on Wednesday. This is the first COVID-19 death in Jefferson Parish.


UPDATE: Baton Rouge, La. (March 18, 2020) — The State of Louisiana reports a fifth death related to COVID-19. The Orleans Parish resident was a 98-year-old individual who lived at Lambeth House in New Orleans.

A fourth death was reported on Tuesday. This was an 80-year-old individual who also lived at Lambeth House.

While older individuals and those with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk, everyone can become exposed to COVID-19 and must be vigilant to protect their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the serious chronic health conditions include heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

The LDH COVID-19 dashboard currently shows: 

  • 12 positive cases among individuals ages 12-18; 
  • 32 positives cases among individuals ages 30-39;
  • 56 positive cases among individuals ages 40-49; 
  • 50 positive cases among individuals ages 50-59; 
  • 44 positive cases among individuals ages 60-69 and
  • 46 positive cases among individuals ages 70+. 

For updates on positive cases and deaths, visit the Louisiana Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage.

Everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.

These precautions include:

  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoiding close contact with others
  • And staying home if you are sick 

UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (9:30 AM) — As of 9:30 AM on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, there are now 240 cases reported in Louisiana.

There have been 597 tests completed by the State Lab. This does not include commercial testing.


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (5:30 PM) — As of 5:30 PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, there are now 196 cases reported in Louisiana.

According to the Louisiana Department of Health website, the State Lab has completed 531 tests to date.


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (10:21 AM) — According to the Louisiana Department of Health, the fourth death related to COVID-19 was an 80-year-old Orleans Parish resident who lived at the Lambeth House in New Orleans.

The third death that was reported on Monday was an 84-year-old who also lived at the Lambeth House.

While older individuals and those with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk, everyone can become exposed to COVID-19 and must be vigilant to protect their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the serious chronic health conditions include heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

For updates on positive cases and deaths, visit the Louisiana Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage.

Everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.

These precautions include:

  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoiding close contact with others
  • And staying home if you are sick 

UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. — As of 9:30 AM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, there are now 171 reported cases in Louisiana and there have now been four coronavirus related-deaths.

The LDH website also reports that the State Lab has completed 457 tests.


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. — As of 4:15 PM on Monday, March 16, 2020, there are now 136 reported cases in Louisiana and there have now been three coronavirus-related deaths.

During a press conference on Monday afternoon, Gov. Edwards gave the updated number of cases in the state and confirmed the third coronavirus related death.

As of 5:30 PM, the Louisiana Department of Health website confirmed the numbers released by Gov. Edwards during his conference.

To see the full press conference, click here.


UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. — As of 9:30 AM on Monday, March 16, 2020, there are now 114 cases reported in Louisiana.

The LDH website also reports that the State Lab has completed 284 tests.

We will continue to update this article as we receive more information.


UPDATE: (Louisiana Department of Health) BATON ROUGE, La. – As of 5:30 pm On March 15, 2020, there are now 103 presumptive positive cases with 2 confirmed deaths.

The LDH reports there are 2 confirmed deaths as a result of the Coronavirus in Louisiana.

We will continue to update this article as we receive more information.


UPDATE: (Louisiana Department of Health) BATON ROUGE, La. – As of 8:30 AM on March 15, 2020, there are now 77 presumptive positive cases with 1 confirmed death.

The LDH claims there are 2 confirmed cases and 1 confirmed death as a result of the Coronavirus in Louisiana.

We will continue to update this article as we receive more information.


UPDATE: (Louisiana Department of Health) BATON ROUGE, La. – As of 10 AM on March 14, 2020, there are 2 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana according to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

LDH claims there are now 51 presumptive positive cases in Louisiana in the following areas:

  • Orleans — 36
  • Jefferson — 7
  • St. Tammany — 2
  • Terrebonne — 2
  • St. Charles — 1
  • St. John the Baptist — 1
  • Caddo — 1
  • Bossier — 1

To prevent the spread of infection, the Louisiana Department of Health is heavily engaged in priority public health actions. These actions include, but are not limited to:

  1. working with healthcare facilities with presumptive patients to identify exposed healthcare workers and make appropriate recommendations;
  2. ensuring all recommended infection control precautions are implemented in the healthcare facilities until we determine that the patient is no longer infectious,
  3. notifying and monitoring close contacts;
  4. coordinating with CDC

According to the LDH there have been been 51 Presumptive Positive Test Results, 2 CDC Confirmed Positive Cases, and 142 Tests Completed by the State Lab.

We will update this article as we receive more information.


BATON ROUGE, La. — As of 3 PM on March 13, 2020, there are now 36 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The patients are located in the following parishes:

  • Orleans — 26
  • Jefferson — 3
  • St. Tammany — 2
  • Terrebonne — 1
  • St. Bernard — 1
  • St. Charles — 1
  • Caddo — 1
  • Lafourche — 1

BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC Local 33)(Fox 44) – The number of COVID-19 cases continues to steadily climb in Louisiana.

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are now 14 presumptive positive cases. That’s up one from the 13 reported Wednesday.

The cases are in Caddo, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans and St. Tammany.

The new case comes a day after Governor John Bel Edwards declared a public health emergency, opening doors of resources for local and state agencies to combat COVID-19.


UPDATE: (6:38 PM) BATON ROUGE, La. (Press Release) — Following a meeting of the Unified Command Group today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a Public Health emergency in Louisiana related to COVID-19.

Commonly called coronavirus, COVID-19 has now affected 13  residents in Louisiana. The current impacted parishes include Orleans, Jefferson, Iberia, St. Tammany, Caddo and Lafourche.

“We currently have 13 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana, including 7 new cases today. We are expecting more cases in the coming days and weeks. As we learn more, we know that there is community spread in Louisiana and I am asking all Louisianans to remain vigilant and take important measures to protect their health and reduce the spread of illness,” Gov. Edwards said. “This is a constantly changing situation, and we have been working with our state and federal health officials for some time now. As we expect more presumptive positive cases, a declaration of public health emergency is necessary to allow state agencies to thoroughly prepare for any eventuality related to public health needs and deploy additional resources to assist local authorities.”

On March 9, 2020, a Louisiana resident was tested for COVID-19 and deemed to be a presumptive positive result in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) protocol, resulting in the state’s first case.

Additionally, the declaration addresses efforts to prevent price gouging should that become necessary as well as limits international travel for state employees to Level 2 and Level 3 countries as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC. 

Click here for the public health emergency declaration.

Advice for the public

State officials encourage Louisianans to take the following proactive steps to protect the health of themselves and those around them:
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Cover your cough.
• Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, or with a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
• Avoid close contact (within six feet) with those who are sick.
 
Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

Additional information on COVID-19 can be found on LDH’s website: www.ldh.la.gov/coronavirus.


UPDATE: (5:50 PM) BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33/FOX 44) — Governor John Bel Edwards says there are now 13 cases of coronavirus in Louisiana and has declared a state of emergency.

Six presumptive cases were confirmed in the state as of Wednesday morning and that number rose in a matter of hours with seven new cases. There are cases in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, Lafourche, Iberia, and Caddo Parish, according to Edwards.

Tuesday afternoon two new cases were confirmed in the New Orleans area after the first was confirmed on Monday in Jefferson Parish.

The Louisiana Department of Health reported Tuesday evening three new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19.

All three are residents of Orleans Parish. Two are hospitalized in Orleans Parish; the third is hospitalized in St. Tammany Parish.

The presumptive positive tests will be sent to the CDC for final confirmation.

Some patients had recently traveled to a geographic area with known COVID-19 activity, while others did not have such a travel history.


ORIGINAL: BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33/FOX 44) – Governor John Bel Edwards is helping business leaders stay informed about the Coronavirus pandemic.

“If you’re sick, stay home,” Gov. Edwards said.

Governor John Bel Edwards echoed doctors advice to the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge. The Governor asked for people’s help in keeping the Coronavirus from spreading by washing your hands.

Gov. Edwards added, “First of all, we want the peak to be as low as it could be and we want the duration to not come all at one time because then you overwhelm your capacity to deliver health care.”

Right now, the CDC is working to confirm the presumed positive cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana.
The Governor said he’s talking to Vice-President Mike Pence everyday. He said he’s confident in the testing as it is expected to expand this week to more labs.

“We expect to see more presumptive positives in the coming days and weeks,” Gov. Edwards explained.

The Governor said they are talking to family members and anyone else those who are presumed positive for the Coronavirus may have had any type of contact. He added that they don’t know everything about the virus and things could change.

Gov. Edwards is set to hold a news conference at 5:30 PM on Wednesday to provide an update on the state’s response to COVID-19.

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