THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Health officials in Louisiana are now reporting there are 37,809 cases of COVID-19 reported in the state. There have been 2,585 deaths reported. All of Louisiana's 64 parishes have reported cases.

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In Central Louisiana, as of May 25, the cases are:

Allen Parish: 182 cases, 10 deaths
Avoyelles Parish: 113 cases, 9 deaths
Beauregard Parish: 58 cases, 4 deaths
Catahoula Parish: 112 cases, 3 deaths
Concordia Parish: 73 cases, 5 deaths
Evangeline Parish: 166 cases, 1 death
Grant Parish: 27 cases, 1 death
LaSalle Parish: 47 cases,1 death
Rapides Parish: 654 cases, 16 deaths
Natchitoches Parish: 152 cases, 13 deaths
Sabine Parish: 40 cases
St. Landry: 248 cases, 52 deaths
Vernon Parish: 24 cases, 2 deaths
Winn Parish: 116 cases, 2 deaths
(NOTE: Deaths per parish were last updated on the LDH website on May 21 and do not reflect the current death count per parish.)

Currently, 847 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. Of those, 102 patients require ventilators.

Presumed recovered as of May 25: 28,700

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 weekly on Mondays.

As of May 25, 54.58% of COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana occurred among African Americans, and 43.06% occurred among white residents. The top three underlying conditions among COVID-19 deaths are hypertension (57.83%), diabetes (35.33%) and cardiac disease (20.49%).

Male: 54.00%
Female: 46.00%

The state reported a 58-year-old with underlying health conditions being treated at Touro Infirmary in Orleans Parish died Saturday, March 14, marking the first death in Louisiana.

Check the latest cases in Louisiana here.

The Louisiana Department of Health is tracking the numbers of coronavirus cases in nursing homes and other adult residential care facilities statewide.

There are (on 5/25/2020):
278 nursing homes reporting numbers.
4,264 nursing home residents have contracted COVID-19 in Louisiana, up 180 from 5/18/2020.
1,015 reported deaths coming from 128 nursing homes out of the 278 reporting in the state, up 18 deaths from 5/18/2020.

Full Nursing Home Report here:
here

Cases are currently being monitored in multiple parishes across the state.

PLEASE NOTE: The Louisiana Department of Health will update its website daily at noon.

WORLD MAP: Interactive COVID-19 Global Cases Map

Governor John Bel Edwards on Sunday, March 22 issued a stay at home order for the state that will begin Monday, March 23.

HOW TO GET TESTED:
Contact your doctor if you have any symptoms or if you have possibly come in contact with someone with COVID-19.

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.

Gov. Edwards announced March 11 he signed an executive order to declare a public health emergency for the state to help local governments handle the situation and in an effort to prevent price gouging.

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is notified of any positive results.

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