Online Monitoring of Coronavirus in Louisiana

Confirmed Cases and Deaths in Louisiana from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

Last update
385,521
Total Confirmed
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Total Recovered
8,590
Total Deaths
Protocol
Tests sites are being set up at the local level. People wishing to be tested should seek a medical referral which would require confirmed baseline symptoms for testing at sites. These symptoms typically include fever and one respiratory symptom such as coughing or shortness of breath.
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Dynamics of Coronavirus Spread in Louisiana

Coronavirus(COVID-19) disease live statistics in Louisiana

# City Confirmed Recovered Deaths
1 Jefferson 39,564 No data 769
2 East Baton Rouge 31,369 No data 659
3 Orleans 25,559 No data 717
4 Caddo 22,074 No data 592
5 St. Tammany 20,484 No data 418
6 Lafayette 20,020 No data 230
7 Calcasieu 16,970 No data 312
8 Ouachita 16,639 No data 366
9 Bossier 11,278 No data 233
10 Livingston 10,758 No data 150
11 Tangipahoa 10,710 No data 229
12 Rapides 10,317 No data 244
13 Ascension 9,874 No data 136
14 Terrebonne 8,187 No data 167
15 Lafourche 7,848 No data 173
16 St. Landry 7,678 No data 222
17 Iberia 5,840 No data 132
18 Acadia 5,712 No data 175
19 St. Charles 4,629 No data 82
20 St. Martin 4,487 No data 101
21 Vermilion 4,427 No data 97
22 Lincoln 3,932 No data 83
23 Washington 3,720 No data 108
24 St. Mary 3,709 No data 110
25 Natchitoches 3,574 No data 74
26 Webster 3,568 No data 80
27 Avoyelles 3,364 No data 103
28 St. John the Baptist 3,190 No data 127
29 Iberville 3,133 No data 82
30 St. Bernard 3,107 No data 43
31 Evangeline 3,019 No data 68
32 Allen 2,731 No data 77
33 East Feliciana 2,721 No data 99
34 Jefferson Davis 2,656 No data 77
35 Vernon 2,623 No data 82
36 Morehouse 2,538 No data 60
37 Beauregard 2,501 No data 60
38 Sabine 2,491 No data 48
39 Franklin 2,315 No data 93
40 De Soto 2,287 No data 59
41 West Baton Rouge 2,227 No data 50
42 Pointe Coupee 2,213 No data 64
43 Union 2,173 No data 71
44 Richland 2,123 No data 43
45 Plaquemines 2,045 No data 22
46 Assumption 1,796 No data 31
47 Grant 1,793 No data 43
48 Concordia 1,671 No data 50
49 St. James 1,670 No data 46
50 Jackson 1,582 No data 43
51 Madison 1,497 No data 28
52 Bienville 1,489 No data 64
53 Winn 1,366 No data 35
54 LaSalle 1,314 No data 33
55 Claiborne 1,311 No data 47
56 West Carroll 1,103 No data 36
57 East Carroll 1,066 No data 20
58 West Feliciana 1,042 No data 28
59 Caldwell 1,037 No data 23
60 Catahoula 1,008 No data 30
61 St. Helena 819 No data 7
62 Red River 767 No data 30
63 Cameron 467 No data 4
64 Tensas 339 No data 5

What Is a Coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a virus belonging to a large family of viruses that cause respiratory problems in humans, ranging from the cold to other more severe diseases.

Its name originates from the Latin word for “crown” and the Ancient Greek korōnè, wreath, and refers to the appearance of the viruses.

Types

  • The most well-known coronaviruses are SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or camel flu) and SARS-COV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2).
  • These viruses are also present in animals such as camels, cattle, cats, and bats.
Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. This virus made its first appearance in Wuhan, China on 31 December, 2019. Several of those infected worked at a seafood market where livestock alongside other animals such as bats and snakes were present. This suggested that the virus was spread from animal to person. It emerged later that a large number of patients had been not been exposed to animals which indicates a person-to-person spread.

Pandemic:

  • Since the outbreak in China, every country on the continent except Antarctica has been fighting to contain the virus.
  • Cases are increasing daily, despite mandated measures such as lockdowns or contact bans.
  • Europe is considered to be at the heart of the spread with countries such as Italy and Spain reporting thousands of fatalities daily.

Vaccines or anti-viral drugs have yet to be discovered to stop the increasing number of fatalities worldwide

How It Spreads

  • Via respiratory droplets, e.g. coughing, sneezing, talking, breathing
  • Via dust
  • Via close contact, e.g. handshakes, surfaces (the virus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours)

The most common way that this disease spreads is through close contact with a person who has the infection. Every time a person coughs or sneezes, they produce droplets – a single cough can emit as many as 3,000 while a sneeze 10,000. Close contact is within around 6 feet.

Symptoms

Although COVID-19 symptoms may vary from person to person, WHO has provided certain indicators. People who are fit and healthy with no underlying symptoms are most likely to experience the following symptoms:

  • Fever – if you feel hot to the touch and have a temperature higher than 100.4 F (38.0 C).
  • Shortness of breath – as COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, this is a symptom to be monitored carefully.
  • A dry cough
  • Fatigue
COVID-19 symptoms

How to Prevent

The best way to prevent virus affecting you is to keep up with simple but vital recommendations.

Wash your hands thoroughly:

  • After you’ve been to the bathroom, before preparing food and regularly at all other times.
  • Use soap and water, or if not available, an alcohol-based solution.
  • Sing or hum your favorite melody to make sure you wash your hands for the recommended length of 20 seconds.

Practice ’social distancing’:

  • Skip meeting up with friends and limit contact with household members
  • Work remotely, if possible – check your company’s policies regarding remote working
  • Only go out if you need to go to the shops or to work, but keep at least 6 feet between you and other people– especially important if they’re sneezing or coughing

If you’re sick:

  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and dispose of it immediately
  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days – the time it takes for symptoms to appear after exposure to COVID-19

How to Get Tested

Due to limited resources, it is not possible for everyone to get tested. Nevertheless, you can generally request a test from your doctor or health authority if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions (different rules may apply according to your country of residence):

  • Have you been experiencing the above symptoms?
  • Have you travelled to highly affected countries within 14 days of symptoms appearing?
  • Have you been in close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID19?

Arranging a test:

  • Don’t travel to your doctor’s surgery or local hospital. If you suspect you have coronavirus, you risk infecting others
  • Call your GP who will arrange for you to go to a dedicated test center where they will take a mouth or nose swab
  • Results from the test lab will usually be available in 24-72 hours

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