Louisiana now has 347 confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus, the state health department announced Thursday morning, an increase of 60 cases overnight.
The virus has claimed the lives of eight residents, the latest victim a 60-year-old from St. James Parish.
Gov. John Bel Edwards warned residents Wednesday that the number of confirmed cases could grow quickly now that additional testing is coming online across the state.
Orleans Parish has 231 confirmed cases and 4 deaths and Jefferson Parish has 62 cases and 1 death.
St. Tammany has 10 confirmed cases. East Baton Rouge Parish has five.
The state lab has completed over 800 tests, a number that does not include commercial tests.