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:
- September 27, 2020Fourth Night of Protests Sees Organized Marching and More Arrests
Protesters began gathering in Jefferson Square Park around 6 p.m.
- September 27, 2020Protesters March for a Fourth Night and Promise to Stay Past Curfew
Saturday was quiet throughout Louisville but protesters gathered in mass later in the day
- September 26, 2020Louisville Barber Believes, 'We'll Be Strong Like Ali'
Barber Thomas Taylor has lived in Louisville all his life. He’s seen the city at its best and its worst.
- September 26, 2020Threats Made Against Church Providing Sanctuary for Protesters
On Friday, men with guns intimidated church volunteers.
- September 26, 2020Biden, Harris, McConnell, Other Lawmakers React to Amy Coney Barrett's Nomination
“Vote like your health care is on the ballot — because it is,” Biden wrote.
- September 26, 2020Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court
If confirmed, Barrett will be Trump’s third Supreme Court appointment.
- September 26, 2020County-wide Curfew's impact on Wedding Industry
Wedding industry already has been hit hard by COVID-19 Pandemic.
- September 26, 2020How Trump and Biden are Preparing for First Presidential Debate
Debate will take place in Cleveland on Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET
- September 26, 2020"Life Can't Go Back To The Same:" A Mom Says Why She's Protesting for Breonna Taylor
On the front row of the protests on Friday, Renee White marched in step along with some of Breonna Taylor’s family.
- September 26, 2020Louisville Council President Discusses Further Police Reforms
Louisville Metro Council President David James says changes in state law would help the city implement police accountability measures.