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Louisiana reports 775 new coronavirus cases Saturday; patients in hospitals drop below 700

4 days 7 hours 11 minutes ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 May 26, 2020 11:00 PM May 26, 2020 in Coronavirus
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Health officials reported 775 new coronavirus cases Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 39,577 confirmed cases statewide.

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.

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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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