LDH Reports Two More Deaths From Coronavirus In Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health said the death toll from the COVID-19 coronavirus increased by two as of Saturday morning.

The deaths of a 77-year-old and a 53-year-old, both from Orleans Parish, brought the total to 16.

Across the state, the count of positively identified cases stands at 585, with 352 cases and 12 deaths in Orleans Parish alone. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has put a stay home mandate in place.

"We are hereby mandating that residents stay home whenever possible, going out only for critical needs. We are telling our people and our businesses to stay home. The more people who stay at home, the more lives that we will save," said Mayor Cantrell.

Jefferson Parish has 116 cases and two deaths. Catahoula and St. James parishes have seen one case each and both have died from coronavirus.

St. Tammany Parish has 14 cases and Caddo has 13. East Baton Rouge and Terrebonne parishes have reported 8 cases.

Also, eight cases are under investigation and have yet to be allocated to a parish.

The remaining parishes that have reported cases:

  • 7 cases: St. Charles, St. John The Baptist
  • 6 cases: Lafayette, St. Bernard
  • 5 cases: Bossier, Lafourche
  • 4 cases: Calcasieu
  • 3 cases: Ascension, Rapides, West Baton Rouge
  • 2 cases: De Soto, Iberia, St. Landry, Washington
  • 1 case: Assumption, Evangeline, Iberville, Livingston, Plaquemines, Tangipahoa, Webster

The state lab has completed 1,230 tests and commercial labs have reported 1,535 results.

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