Coronavirus in Louisiana


State Health Department Updates Only Once Per Day at 12 Noon From

70 New Reported Deaths Today and 1,417 New Cases
16,284 Cases | 582 Deaths | 1,996 Hospitalized 519 On Ventilators Tuesday 12n
14,867 Cases | 512 Deaths | 1,809 Hospitalized 563 On Ventilators Monday 12n
13,010 Cases | 477 Deaths | 1,803 Hospitalized 561 On Ventilators Sunday 12n
12,496 Cases | 409 Deaths | 1,707 Hospitalized 535 On Ventilators Saturday 12n
10,297 Cases | 370 Deaths | 1,707 Hospitalized 535 On Ventilators Friday 12n
Click here for the complete Parish By Parish Stats


63 of 64 Parishes now reporting cases


Louisiana Department Of Health Link


Gov.Louisiana.Gov (Governor Edwards Webpage)


"Stay At Home" Order in Effect


 For All Non-Essential Workers


Louisiana COVID-19 Healthcare Volunteering

If you are a healthcare student, graduate, or an active member/retiree of the healthcare workforce, please sign up to volunteer your time and talent to help the State and our healthcare system meet the challenges of COVID-19. We are looking for volunteers with backgrounds in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health professions, dentistry, counseling, mental/behavioral health, laboratory science, among others.

This is a partnership of all higher education institutions in Louisiana, led by the University of Louisiana System and Louisiana State University, to mobilize our students and graduates in healthcare professions.

Click Here to Volunteer as Healthcare Professional / Student!

If you do not have healthcare training, but are willing to help, we have opportunities in care coordination, community engagement, technology assistance, and many more that can use your talent and time.

Click Here to Volunteer as Non-Healthcare Professional / Student!



If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.


A staggering number of Louisianans have filed unemployment claims as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the world economy. By noon Thursday, 30,000 people had applied for unemployment insurance this week, versus 1,700 for all of last week. Laid-off workers can apply online at or by calling 1-866-783-5567.


About Coronavirus


Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people such as has been seen with recent outbreaks of MERS and SARS.


Risk and Guidance for the Public

To minimize the risk of spread, Louisiana officials are advising the public to practice social distancing by not gathering with large groups of people. Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana and introduce the virus to new communities.

Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a stay at home order for Louisiana residents. Click here to read the full order.

  • Stay home unless it is necessary to go to work or get necessities.
  • Cover your cough.
  • Wash your hands.

For a list of additional guidance for the public click here.



Questions about Coronavirus?

If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.


Stressed about COVID-19? We're here to talk.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with stress, fear and anxiety about the uncertainty surrounding this public health emergency, there is a special Keeping Calm through COVID Hotline you can call. This connects you to trained, compassionate counselors who can offer support and who can direct you to mental health and substance abuse counseling services.

Call 1-866-310-7977 24/7

Trained counselors available 24/7. All calls are confidential.


For confirmed infections, reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms (similar to the common cold) to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure.

There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19 infection. People infected with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms.

How does novel coronavirus spread?

Health experts are still learning the details about how this new coronavirus spreads. Other coronaviruses spread from an infected person to others through:

  • Through respiratory droplets produced when coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes

The deadline for filing you State & Federal Tax returns has been pushed back  to July 15th


The OMV is now closing all offices effective today as a result COVID-19. On line services at the OMV will remain up and running.


The state is offering free counseling for anyone experiencing stress or anxiety from the COVID-19 outbreak.
The phone number is 1-866-310-7977.



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The Weekend Round Up

A Special Devoted To The Coronavirus

Updated 4/03/20




News for Monday April 6th, 2020


In yesterday’s covid-19 update 68 new coronavirus deaths in the state, marking biggest day-to-day jump.  Health officials in Louisiana are now reporting there are 13,010 cases of coronavirus in the state, with 477 deaths reported.


Governor Edwards says Louisiana has the highest death rate in the nation for COVID-19 and based on what we know about hospital admissions and coronavirus fatalities, the virus is more prevalent than initially thought.


Now the CDC is recommending you wear a mask if you do go out and about to take care of essentials, Governor Edwards says feel free to make a DIY mask, but save the N95s for healthcare workers who need them most.


92% of small businesses are reporting a negative impact from the COVID-19 pandemic according to a nationwide survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business.


Businesses with under 500 employees can now apply to receive a Small Business Administration loan from the feds to help cover payroll, and some other expenses for the next two months.  CPA Ben Vance says businesses who qualify get a loan amount that is determined by the SBA.


With the Governor’s extension of virus spread mitigation measures through April keeping many businesses closed, unemployed Louisiana residents are wondering where their next paycheck is coming from.


New testing is starting to become available for those who may have been an asymptomatic COVID-19 positive carrier and now have recovered and likely have immunity. 


Ray P. Authement, who served as president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for 34 years, has died. He was 91 years old. Authement died Sunday with his wife, Barbara, at his side after "an extended illness,"


The deadline to submit ACT scores for TOPS qualification has been extended to September 30th as the ability to take a test is non-existent at the moment.


The COVID-19 outbreak is not only impacting our physical health but mental as well. Unlike other disasters the uncertain reality we are all facing makes it extremely challenging for families to reassure children.




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