Here you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Louisiana and resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.
According to the Center for Disease Control, COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19
Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:
- People aged 65 years and older
- People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including people with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- People who have serious heart conditions
- People who are immunocompromised
Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
- People with severe obesity (body mass index ≥30)
- People with diabetes
- People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
- People with liver disease
Here are the latest Louisiana coronavirus numbers:
LDH has discontinued the daily update on Saturdays.
Here are Thursday’s numbers:
- 160,283 cases
- 5,172 deaths
- More than 145,000 presumed recovered
- 647 hospitalized, 107 on ventilators
- 2,145,947 commercial tests completed and reported to State
Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus
When should I see a doctor?
According to the CDC, if you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
Use the CDC’s self-checker guide here.
If you are experiencing symptoms, call your medical provider first and get instructions on how to report for a test.
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- Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective
For more information, click here or call the state’s coronavirus hotline by dialing 2-1-1.