Louisiana has identified 479 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus as of Friday morning.
The virus is being blamed for 10 deaths in the state. A death was also reported in St. Tammany Parish, but that involved a Mississippi resident and is not reflected in the state's official count. St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper offered condolences to the victim's family.
With 299 confirmed cases and 8 deaths, Orleans Parish continues to top the list of 25 parishes with at least one confirmed case of COVID-19. Jefferson Parish is second with 99 cases and one death, followed by Caddo with 13 cases, St. Tammany with 10, East Baton Rouge & Lafayette with 7 each.
Five cases have been reported in Lafourche, St. Bernard, St. Charles, and Terrebonne. Bossier and St. John The Baptist have four apiece, Calcasieu has three, Ascension, St. Landry, Washington and West Baton Rouge have two each.
One case has been reported from the following parishes: Asssumption, Iberia, Iberville, Livingston, Plaquemines, Rapides and Webster.
St. James Parish has also seen one case of coronavirus that proved deadly.
The state lab has completed over 1,000 tests.