Covid-19 News

June 25, 2020
In this Q&A blog series, our regional public health leaders will be answering the same questions, and together they will paint a statewide perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response in their communities. Dr. Chip Riggins is the Regional Medical Director for Region 3, which includes the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Mary and Terrebonne.
June 23, 2020
Regional medical directors are in constant contact with state health leadership and local leaders and can help explain what the public can do to help address this rise in cases, particularly among key demographics.
June 23, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health reports 1,356 COVID-19 cases reported to the state since yesterday, bringing the total to 51,595 cases. Louisiana had the third largest single-week increase in cases last week, beaten only by the first two weeks of April during the upswing.
June 22, 2020
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will stay in Phase Two of reopening, as the number of COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations have started to rise in several regions across the state. The Governor will extend his Phase Two order for another 28 days, keeping in place occupancy limits and other restrictions.
June 22, 2020
Can traditional summertime activities happen during a pandemic and, if so, are there any special precautions that individuals and families should take?
June 19, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health can confirm an outbreak connected to multiple Tigerland bars in Baton Rouge, La. The Department has received at least 100 reports of patrons and staff testing positive for COVID-19.
June 19, 2020
Louisianans on the verge of a crisis can always find a listening ear through the new Behavioral Health Recovery Outreach Line. By calling 1-833-333-1132, individuals can find real-time support to avoid, prevent or intercept a crisis from occurring.
June 19, 2020
The testing sites are in the region that includes Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes for the week of June 22-26.
June 19, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health reports 787 cases reported to the state since June 18, 2020, bringing total COVID-19 cases to 48,515. Today's total case count reflects an additional increase of 760 cases that would have been reported on June 18, 2020, and a decrease of 1,666 duplicate and out-of-state cases. LDH reported 7 new COVID-19 deaths on June 18 and today reports an additional 15 deaths, bringing the state's total to 2,972 COVID-19 deaths.
June 12, 2020
These testing sites are in the region that includes Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes.
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