LDH News

April 17, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day. As of noon on April 17, the Department reported 586 additional cases, bringing the total to 23,118 positive cases.
April 17, 2020
Dr. Courtney N. Phillips has joined the Louisiana Department of Health as the secretary. Dr. Phillips most recently served as executive commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services.
April 16, 2020
Regional planning projections released by the Louisiana Department of Health show that while aggressive mitigation measures appear to be effectively flattening the COVID-19 curve, Louisiana could be grappling with the virus at least until the end of the year.
April 15, 2020
This Emergency Order shall be effective as of 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2020, and shall extend through the declared public health emergency, unless otherwise modified, revoked, or suspended by subsequent order of the State Health Officer.
April 15, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day. As of noon on April 15, the Department reported 433 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 21,951 positive cases.
April 14, 2020
With great sadness the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health announces the passing earlier this week of State Epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard. He devoted 43 years of his life to public health, and Louisiana was fortunate that over 26 of those years were with the Office of Public Health.
April 14, 2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement as Louisiana's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 1,000 on Tuesday. At the state's noon update, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 129 additional deaths, bringing the death total to 1,013. Not every death reported Tuesday occurred within 24 hours, as reporting to the state may take several days.
April 13, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day.
April 11, 2020
As of noon on April 11, the Department reported 761 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 20,014 positive cases.
April 10, 2020
Public health is at the forefront of global attention as the new coronavirus strains healthcare systems around the world. That makes it more appropriate than ever to think about — and thank — our public health workers during National Public Health Week, observed this year April 6-12.
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