Sunday Update: 837 Coronavirus Cases in Louisiana
Medical personnel are working around the clock to deal with this health crisis. More people are being tested and as a result, there are more positive tests of cases of Coronavirus.
As of Sunday morning there are now 837 positive cases, up from 763 Saturday evening. The number of deaths holds steady at 20 in Louisiana.
1,385 have been tested by the state lab and 2113 people have been tested by private labs.
Cases by Parish:
There are 451 cases in Orleans and 184 in Jefferson. Caddo has 16. Bossier now has 5 cases with 2 in DeSoto, 1 in Webster Parish, 1 in Bienville and 1 in Claiborne Parish.
For confirmed infections, reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms (similar to the common cold) to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure.
There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19 infection. People infected with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
These numbers are updated twice a day at 9:30 and 5:30 at the following website: