The latest Cenla COVID-19 cases, information, testing locations
State and local information
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Health officials in Louisiana are now reporting there are 162,645 cases (+440 since the previous update) of COVID-19 reported in the state. There have been 5,225 deaths (+7) reported. (1,224 probable cases as of Sept. 23)
Currently, 592 (+21) COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. Of those, 94 (-2) patients require ventilators.
In Central Louisiana, as of September 23:
|Cases and Deaths Per Parish|
|Allen: 1,545 cases (+4) / 46 deaths (same)|
|Avoyelles: 1,491 cases (+8) / 53 deaths (same)|
|Beauregard: 984 cases (-1) / 37 deaths (same)|
|Catahoula: 432 (same) cases / 10 deaths (same)|
|Concordia: 508 cases (+1) / 13 deaths (same)|
|Evangeline: 1,306 cases (+3) / 32 deaths (same)|
|Grant: 486 cases (-1) / 30 deaths (same)|
|La Salle: 421 cases (+1) / 7 deaths (same)|
|Natchitoches: 1,103 cases (+7) / 25 deaths (same)|
|Rapides: 4,140 cases (+18) / 148 deaths (+2)|
|Sabine: 840 cases (+1) / 13 deaths (same)|
|St. Landry: 3,260 (+12) / 124 deaths (same)|
|Vernon: 1,042 cases (+2) / 46 deaths (same)|
|Winn: 616 cases (+5) / 18 deaths (same)|
All of Louisiana’s 64 parishes have reported cases. (NOTE: Information on the COVID19 dashboard will be updated at noon daily except on Saturdays.)
Presumed recovered as of September 21: 149,640
A person is presumed recovered if: 1) it has been more than 14 days since he/she tested positive and he/she is not currently in the hospital or deceased (when hospital status is known), or 2) it has been more than 21 days since he/she tested positive and he/she is not deceased (when hospital status is unknown).
LDH will update recovery data once a week.
ADDITIONAL DATA: 46.44% of COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana occurred among African Americans, and 52.08% occurred among white residents. The top three underlying conditions among COVID-19 deaths are hypertension (55.28%), diabetes (33.08%) and cardiac disease (21.14%).
Male: 52.00% / Female: 48.00%
Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a mask mandate for the state of Louisiana beginning Monday, July 13. READ MORE HERE for FAQ and more information on the mandate.
Contact your doctor if you have any symptoms or if you have possibly come in contact with someone with COVID-19.
HOW TO GET TESTED:
For an overview of the program click here. https://files.constantcontact.com/3c348139001/a07f4f82-40ed-4796-b0bb-644186b940ed.pdf
The Region 6 Mobile Test Site Concept of Operations Document click here https://files.constantcontact.com/3c348139001/aea4fa0c-2bcd-4b07-aed5-5664fc2234d7.pdf
Mobile Testing will occur between 8-11 a.m for all locations. All mobile testing locations and times are in the 211 system; residents of central Louisiana can call 211 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for information on COVID-19, or to find out where and when they can be tested.
Free COVID-19 testing will be available Monday, Sept. 21-Thursday, Sept. 24 and Monday, Sept. 28-Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts gymnasium on Caspari Street on the campus of Northwestern State University. Free testing will be available from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. There will be no testing on Friday of either week. Walk-up and drive-thru testing will be available. Individuals will self-test. NSU nursing students may be available to offer assistance as schedules allow. Testing will be available for individuals five years of age or older. Anyone under age 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. Signs will be posted with directions to the testing site. An ID is not required. NSU students and employees will be asked to sign a release that their results will be reported to the university.
This QR code (above) is available with access to the eTrueNorth portal where individuals can register and find test results. To open the QR code, individuals should hold the camera of a smartphone over the code so that it is clearly visible on the screen. The phone will scan the code leading to the registration site. Registration for eTrueNorth portal is at www.DoINeedACOVID19Test.com.
LDH is offering a counseling service 24/7 for those who may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious about the outbreak. The service is available to help anyone trying to cope with the associated stress. Trained counselors will provide information for services related to mental health and substance abuse related to coronavirus. Call 1-866-310-7977.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is notified of any positive results. Updates on the LDH website are posted daily at noon.
Natchitoches Parish Testing Sites
The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness along with the Natchitoches Office of Emergency Preparedness announce the upcoming COVID-19 testing sites in Natchitoches Parish:
- September 21-Robeline Town Park, 122 Depot Street, Robeline
- September 23-Ben Johnson Auditorium, 400 MLK, Natchitoches
- September 25- Kingdom Life Church, 3089 Hwy 71, Campti
- September 29-Village of Powhatan Town Hall, 292 N. Railroad, Powhatan
- October 1-Village of Goldonna Town Hall, 3159 Main St, Goldonna
- October 5-Village of Clarence Town Hall, 6004 US 71, Clarence
- October 7-Ben Johnson Auditorium, 400 MLK, Natchitoches
- October 9-Village of Provencal Fire Station, 1933 Hwy 117, Provencal
- October 13-Parish Government Parking Lot, 200 Church Street, Natchitoches
- October 15-Village of Natchez, 181 Main St., Natchez
- October 16-Cloutierville School, 155 Schoolhouse Rd, Cloutierville
Bring your ID card, wear a mask and remain in your vehicle at testing sites.
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