Louisiana reports 775 new coronavirus cases Saturday; patients in hospitals drop below 700
The state also reported 19 more deaths, bringing the total to 2,680 statewide. The daily number of patients hospitalized decreased again to 674 as of Saturday.
According to the state, a total of 28,700 people have recovered from the virus as of May 24.
These numbers may be in combination of the cases that weren't reported Friday due to technical issues.
The state entered the first phase of reopening May 15. The governor's new proclamation will allow 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 Saturday (5/30):
Ascension: 817 cases / 56 deaths
Assumption: 251 cases / 14 deaths
East Baton Rouge: 3,591 cases / 239 deaths
East Feliciana: 194 cases / 30 deaths
Iberville: 564 cases / 41 deaths
Livingston: 417 cases / 28 deaths
Pointe Coupee: 194 cases / 24 deaths
St. James: 294 cases / 25 deaths
Tangipahoa: 854 cases / 35 deaths
West Baton Rouge: 161 cases / 30 deaths
West Feliciana: 208 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.
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