(NOTE: This version adds information on nursing homes and other adult residential facilities.)
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.
Today, the Department reports 612 new cases, of which 317 came from labs that are new to reporting. These labs previously have not reported and are now reporting all their historic lab results electronically.
This means 295 of the 612 new cases came from the rest of the regular reporting across the state. We expect to see more labs across the state onboarding in a similar fashion as we work to quickly ramp up testing across the state and ensure the state has the most comprehensive data on testing.
Nursing homes and other adult residential facilities
COVID-19 cases have been reported by 197 nursing homes and 77 other adult residential facilities in Louisiana. A total of 3,840 COVID-19 cases have been reported among residents of nursing homes, and a total of 501 COVID-19 cases have been reported among residents of other adult residential facilities. A total of 863 COVID-19 deaths have been reported among residents of nursing homes, and 58 COVID-19 deaths have been reported among residents of other adult residential facilities. There are 279 licensed and certified nursing homes and 157 adult residential care providers in Louisiana.
The Department will update the number of adult residential facilities with COVID-19 cases, the number of residents who are confirmed to have COVID-19 and the number of deaths among these residents on Mondays and Wednesdays.