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Coronavirus in Louisiana: The latest numbers and how to keep your family safe

Here you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Louisiana and resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.According to the Center for Disease Control, COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:People aged 65 years and olderPeople who live in a nursing home or long-term care facilityPeople of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including people with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthmaPeople who have serious heart conditionsPeople who are immunocompromisedMany conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medicationsPeople with severe obesity (body mass index ≥30)People with diabetesPeople with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysisPeople with liver diseaseHere are the latest Louisiana coronavirus numbers:LDH has discontinued the daily update on Saturdays.Here are Friday’s numbers:164,851 cases5,283 deathsMore than 149,640 presumed recovered557 hospitalized, 85 on ventilators2,81,925 commercial tests completed and reported to StateSlow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirusWhen should I see a doctor?According to the CDC, if you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.Use the CDC’s self-checker guide here.If you are experiencing symptoms, call your medical provider first and get instructions on how to report for a test.Click here for the latest local and national coronavirus updates.Local Headlines:LIST: New Orleans area school reopening plansHow do you file for unemployment online? Louisiana Workforce Commission takes you through stepsGov. Edwards: Those that are able need to return to workPregnancy during coronavirus crisis: Q-&-A with New Orleans area expertsCOVID-19 maps of Louisiana, Mississippi: Latest coronavirus casesNews you can use:The FDA’s list of dangerous hand sanitizers grows to more than 100Is it allergies, the flu or the coronavirus? How to tell the differenceA guide to keeping your child safe and reassured as coronavirus spreadsHow to manage OCD and anxiety amid the coronavirusResearchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effectiveFor more information, click here or call the state’s coronavirus hotline by dialing 2-1-1.Helpful resources:Louisiana Department of HealthNew Orleans Health DepartmentCoronavirus information from CDC

Here you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Louisiana and resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.

According to the Center for Disease Control, COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19

Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including people with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People who are immunocompromised

Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications

  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥30)
  • People with diabetes
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
  • People with liver disease

Here are the latest Louisiana coronavirus numbers:

LDH has discontinued the daily update on Saturdays.

Here are Friday’s numbers:

  • 164,851 cases
  • 5,283 deaths
  • More than 149,640 presumed recovered
  • 557 hospitalized, 85 on ventilators
  • 2,81,925 commercial tests completed and reported to State

Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus

When should I see a doctor?

According to the CDC, if you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.

Use the CDC’s self-checker guide here.

If you are experiencing symptoms, call your medical provider first and get instructions on how to report for a test.

Click here for the latest local and national coronavirus updates.

Local Headlines:

LIST: New Orleans area school reopening plans

How do you file for unemployment online? Louisiana Workforce Commission takes you through steps

Gov. Edwards: Those that are able need to return to work

Pregnancy during coronavirus crisis: Q-&-A with New Orleans area experts

COVID-19 maps of Louisiana, Mississippi: Latest coronavirus cases

News you can use:

For more information, click here or call the state’s coronavirus hotline by dialing 2-1-1.

Helpful resources:

Louisiana Department of Health

New Orleans Health Department

Coronavirus information from CDC