COVID-19 latest in Louisiana: 1,388 cases in state, 46 deaths reported; 675 cases in New Orleans




  • More than 1,300 coronavirus cases in Louisiana
  • 46 Louisiana residents have died of COVID-19
  • 675 coronavirus cases in New Orleans
  • 43 parishes reporting COVID-19 cases
  • Stay-at-home order in effect
Louisiana's stay-at-home order went into effect Monday as state leaders try to limit the spread of COVID-19 as cases have already surpassed the 1,000 mark.


State health officials released the latest data on the number of coronavirus cases Tuesday. There are now 1,388 cases across the Bayou State. So far, 46 Louisianians have died.


Orleans Parish continues to have the highest number of cases in the state. There are now 675 coronavirus cases in the Crescent City and 26 deaths.

In Louisiana, 43 parishes are reporting coronavirus cases. More than 1,800 tests have been completed by the state lab while more than 6,000 tests have been reported.

Drive-thru testing for the coronavirus is available in the New Orleans area. Anyone with a fever and other virus symptoms may be tested. Testing sites are at Mahalia Jackson Theater and the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena parking lot in New Orleans; another is at the Alario Center in Jefferson Parish.
Louisianians who have died outside New Orleans lived in Jefferson, Washington, East Baton Rouge, St. James, Ascension, Rapides, Ouachita, West Baton Rouge, Webster and Catahoula parishes.
The stay-at-home order has been in effect since Monday. It shutters more businesses in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. He said the goal is to eliminate situations where employers or public spaces may have too many people close together.

Grocery stores and pharmacies can remain open, and people can still go to medical appointments if it's said to be necessary by a health care provider, while restaurants can still provide takeout, delivery or drive-thru orders. Residents can still go outside but should keep 6 feet away from others.
Nonessential businesses must either move to remote work or shut down completely.

Officials in 14 states, including New York, California, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey and Connecticut, are also ordering residents to stay at home. The National Guard has been activated in three of the hardest hit states: California, Washington and New York.
In the U.S., there are at least 48,000 cases across all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington, D.C.
At least 600 people have died from the virus.

COVID-19 latest in Louisiana: 1,388 cases in state, 46 deaths reported; 675 cases in New Orleans COVID-19 latest in Louisiana: 1,388 cases in state, 46 deaths reported; 675 cases in New Orleans Reviewed by Anson Moore on March 24, 2020 Rating: 5

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