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:
- January 22, 2021Kentucky Reports Record-Breaking 58 COVID-19 Deaths Thursday
Gov. Andy Beshear requested double the amount of vaccines Kentucky is scheduled to receive next week from the federal government.
- January 22, 2021Cards Legend Darrell Griffith Returns as UofL's University Ambassador
“Dr. Dunkenstein” will help with development, fundraising, and outreach at the university.
- January 21, 2021Topgolf Attraction Coming to Louisville's Oxmoor Center
Topgolf representatives are excited for the upcoming Louisville location.
- January 21, 2021Pandemic, Economy, Climate, and More: President Joe Biden Has a Lot on His Plate
The Biden administration has a lot of work ahead.
- January 21, 2021Chuck Schumer's Path from Humble Brooklyn Beginnings to Senate Majority Leader
Charles Schumer makes history as the first Jewish Senate majority leader.
- January 21, 2021Dr. Fauci Calls Speaking Freely About Science a “Liberating Feeling”
Dr. Anthony Fauci served as NIAID director during Trump’s administration.
- January 21, 2021COVID-19 Vaccine Being Given to Educators and Staff in Oldham County
I feel like this is a really good step in the right direction to keep our kids in school,” explains DeLuca.
- January 21, 2021Metro Council President David James Launches Bid for Louisville Mayor
Metro Council President David James outlined his plans to run for Louisville mayor Thursday.
- January 21, 2021Trump Returns to a Business Empire Ravaged by the COVID-19 Pandemic
The disclosure showed sizable debt facing the company of more than $300 million, much of it coming due in the next four years.
- January 21, 2021Lawmakers May Take Another Shot at Legalized Sports Betting This Year
House Bill 241 is similar to one that was killed last year