Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Louisiana
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Louisiana
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
Defend Against COVID-19
- Stay home. Follow the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. Only leave your home if it is necessary for essential work or for essential items. Click here to read the Stay at Home order that expires on April 30.
- Defend Against COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Recognize the symptoms. Cover your cough. Wash your hands. Stay home especially if you are sick.
- Maintain a Social Distance of 6ft. Social distancing means keeping 6ft. of physical space between yourself and others. This helps to prevent the spread of illness.
Questions on the 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.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with stress, fear and anxiety about the uncertainty surrounding this public health emergency, there is a special Keep 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.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Louisiana News:
- April 23, 2021“Boone the Racoon” walks for first time thanks to six local high schoolers
Six sophomores at Central Hardin made a wheelchair to help a disabled raccoon take his first steps.
- April 23, 2021High vaccination rates allowed nursing home to survive outbreak of COVID variant
The CDC said around 90% of a Kentucky nursing home’s population were fully vaccinated ahead of the outbreak.
- April 22, 2021Appointments down at Cardinal Stadium vaccination site: 'This is sad.'
Two of the site’s 28 lanes were open Thursday afternoon
- April 22, 2021Daunte Wright's mother at funeral: 'My son should be burying me'
Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by police during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was remembered Thursday at an emotional funeral.
- April 22, 2021After the Derek Chauvin verdict, what comes next?
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
- April 22, 2021Louisville mayor proposes $986 million budget 're-imagining public safety'
Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed budget includes a 325% increase in public safety funding.
- April 22, 2021UMWA weighs in on American Jobs Plan
“If you’re going to build wind turbines and solar panels, why not build them in Pike County or Muhlenberg County?”
- April 22, 2021Slight uptick in COVID-19 cases at Fayette County Public Schools
Fayette County Public Schools is seeing an upward trend in COVID-19 cases and quarantines.
- April 22, 2021Biden pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030: 'The cost of inaction keeps mounting'
President Biden will open a climate summit pledging to cut at least in half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum fumes that the U.S. pumps out.
- April 22, 2021Sen. Tim Scott to deliver GOP response following President Biden’s joint address to Congress
In a statement, Scott said he is both “excited and honored” to address the nation next week.