THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.
Health officials in Louisiana are now reporting there are 43,612 cases of COVID-19 reported in the state. There have been 2,844 deaths reported. All of Louisiana's 64 parishes have reported cases.
In Central Louisiana, as of June 9:
CASES PER PARISH:
Allen Parish: 189
Avoyelles Parish: 175
Beauregard Parish: 114
Catahoula Parish: 121
Concordia Parish: 97
Evangeline Parish: 85
Grant Parish: 48
LaSalle Parish: 66
Natchitoches Parish: 179
Rapides Parish: 992
Sabine Parish: 52
St. Landry: 316
Vernon Parish: 39
Winn Parish: 190
DEATHS PER PARISH:
Allen Parish: 10
Avoyelles Parish: 9
Beauregard Parish: 4
Catahoula Parish: 3
Concordia Parish: 5
Evangeline Parish: 1
Grant Parish: 1
LaSalle Parish: 0
Natchitoches Parish: 13
Rapides Parish: 38
Sabine Parish: 0
St. Landry: 54
Vernon Parish: 3
Winn Parish: 2
Currently, 568 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. Of those, 67 patients require ventilators.
Presumed recovered as of June 6: 33,904
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 June 8, 53.20% of COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana occurred among African Americans, and 43.94% occurred among white residents. The top three underlying conditions among COVID-19 deaths are hypertension (59.61%), diabetes (36.67%) and cardiac disease (20.48%).
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.
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:
Cases are currently being monitored in multiple parishes across the state.
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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