The latest Cenla COVID-19 cases, information, testing locations
State and local information
*The Louisiana Department of Health will pause COVID-19 reporting on the following holidays through the end of the year: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - KALB will now be reporting ONLY confirmed cases and deaths from the Louisiana Department of Health.
Health officials in Louisiana are now reporting there are 218,796 CONFIRMED cases of COVID-19 reported in the state. There have been 6,136 CONFIRMED deaths. Presumed recovered as of November 23: 192,488
Currently, there are 1,074 patients in hospitals with COVID-19 and 125 of those patients are on ventilators.
From LDH: Because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s and yesterday’s total case count. The collection dates for most of these cases fall between November 19 and November 26, 2020. 95% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 5% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings. Individuals between 18-29 represent 20% of these cases. Since Wednesday, 71,500 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 3,469,174. Of the tests reported today, 67,633 were PCR tests and 3,867 were antigen tests.
In Central Louisiana, as of November 27:
|Cases and Deaths Per Parish *CONFIRMED ONLY, NOT PRESUMED CASES/DEATHS|
|Allen: 2,047 cases / 68 deaths|
|Avoyelles: 1,977 cases / 66 deaths|
|Beauregard: 1,328 cases / 46 deaths|
|Catahoula: 557 cases / 16 deaths|
|Concordia: 890 cases / 19 deaths|
|Evangeline: 1,797 cases / 43 deaths|
|Grant: 739 cases / 31 deaths|
|La Salle: 657 cases / 13 deaths|
|Natchitoches: 1,958 cases / 43 deaths|
|Rapides: 5,709 cases / 182 deaths|
|Sabine: 1,306 cases / 20 deaths|
|St. Landry: 4,810 / 151 deaths|
|Vernon: 1,367 cases / 59 deaths|
|Winn: 881 cases / 25 deaths|
All of Louisiana’s 64 parishes have reported cases. (NOTE: Information on the COVID19 dashboard will be updated at noon daily except on Saturdays.)
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.
QR code (below) 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.
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