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Louisiana reports 405 new coronavirus cases, fewer patients in hospitals Tuesday

5 hours 22 minutes 40 seconds ago Tuesday, June 02 2020 Jun 2, 2020 June 02, 2020 11:45 AM June 02, 2020 in Coronavirus
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Health officials reported 405 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 40,746 confirmed cases statewide.

While the number of new cases stayed relatively low, the number of reported deaths jumped to 2,724, an increase of 34 from Monday. It was a sharp rise compared to Monday's four new deaths.

The daily number of patients hospitalized fell again, dropping to 639 as of Tuesday.

According to the state, a total of 31,720 people have recovered from the virus as of May 31.

The state entered the first phase of reopening May 15. The governor's new proclamation allowed most businesses to reopen statewide with limits on capacity. You can find more details on the order here.

The state releases updated number of COVID-19 patients in Louisiana at noon every day. Scroll to the data in the middle of the page for details.  

Specific, parish-by-parish data is available by navigating to the "By Parish" tab on the data feed in the middle of this story.

Cumulative case counts by parish, as of Tuesday(6/2):

Ascension: 841 cases / 56 deaths

Assumption: 252 cases / 14 deaths

East Baton Rouge: 3,730 cases / 240 deaths

East Feliciana: 198 cases / 30 deaths

Iberville: 578 cases / 41 deaths 

Livingston: 440 cases / 30 deaths

Pointe Coupee: 205 cases / 25 deaths 

St. James: 294 cases / 27 deaths

Tangipahoa: 883 cases / 37 deaths

West Baton Rouge: 176 cases / 31 deaths

West Feliciana: 212 cases / 13 deaths

Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge General and Ochsner are treating patients.


The below map is provided by the state and is updated at noon daily; Cases released by hospitals or local governments during the day are not reported in the map until the next reporting deadline.

The tabs at the bottom of the map can be used to navigate limited information about the patients, including age groups.

The Louisiana Department of Health reported the state's first positive case of the virus at an Orleans Parish hospital March 9. The Department of Health said the initial case was not travel-related and was "community acquired." 

The state has launched a hotline to answer the public's questions about the virus. Anyone looking to use the service can dial 2-1-1 to be connected to the network. Written answers can be answered online at www.la211help.org.

Click here for more information from the CDC and LDH

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