NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 9, 2020. Since then, more than 9,000 people in the state have died and more than 400,000 cases have been reported to the Louisiana Department of Health.
Reported cases have ranged from mild illness (similar to a common cold) to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization. Deaths have been reported worldwide mainly in older adults who had other health conditions.
The data posted below is updated at 12 p.m. daily (except Saturdays) and is based on figures published by the LDH.
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Case counts reported represents individual persons with positive results for COVID-19, not numbers of positive test results received. Multiple results are often reported for an individual (positive, negative, or otherwise) due to repeat testing, but a single positive test for each individual is used for case counting.
The actual number of cases is likely higher than reported here due to test reporting lags, incomplete testing, and undetected cases among asymptomatic individuals.
Confirmed cases include individuals with positive COVID-19 confirmatory test results reported to LDH. Cases are assigned to parish based on the residence of the patient. Patients may be hospitalized or seek care outside their Parish of residence.
Confirmed deaths are deaths that occur in an individual that meets the confirmed case definition as described above OR death in an individual that meets the case definition for MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children).
All hospital-related data are accurate as of the day before the most recent reporting update.