LDH reports more than 800 new cases of COVID-19, hospitalizations continue to decrease

LDH reports more than 800 new cases of COVID-19, hospitalizations continue to decrease
Governor John Bel Edwards issued a new executive order keeping the state in Phase Two until Sept. 11. (Source: WVUE FOX 8)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WVUE) -The Louisiana Dept. of Health is reporting more than 151,000 cases of Coronavirus in the state.

As of Friday, Sept. 4, the Louisiana Department of Health reported the following cases for the state:

  • 151,473 total cases (828 new cases)
  • 4,872 deaths (14 additional deaths)
  • 808 patients in the hospital
  • 96 patients on ventilators
  • 134,432 patients recovered (As of Aug. 31)

Governor John Bel Edwards issued a new executive order to keep the state in Phase 2 until September 11.

Click here to read the renewal proclamation extending Phase Two.

  • Continue to stay home except for essential needs and other permitted activities on a limited basis. Seniors and people with serious medical conditions should continue to stay home.
  • Masks are required in public, except during personal outdoor recreation.
  • Isolate yourself from others if you are COVID-positive. If you have been in close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive, you must quarantine for 14 days.
  • Call 3-1-1 or go to nola.gov/311 to make a complaint about a violation of these restrictions.

In Orleans Parish, indoor social gatherings (parties, weddings, funerals, etc.) are limited to 25 people.

Outdoor gatherings are limited to 50 people, even in outdoor parks and spaces.

Participants in gatherings must maintain six feet of distance between others and must wear masks.

Indoor live entertainment is not allowed. Outdoor live entertainment is only allowed with a special event permit.

Allowed to Open at 50% Capacity:

Shopping malls and retail stores

Restaurants

Beauty salons, barber shops, and nail salons

Tattoo, massage, and esthetician services

Childcare, early learning centers, and extra curricular programs

Gyms and fitness centers

Office buildings and businesses

Conference venues and meeting rooms

Libraries

Community centers

Museums, zoos, aquariums

Outdoor recreation spaces, sports complexes, parks and playgrounds

Outdoor live entertainment

Not Allowed in Phase Two:

Bars with or without LDH food permit

Amusement parks

Music/concert halls

Fairs and festivals

Trade shows

Arcades

Indoor playground and play centers

Indoor live performance venues

Second lines and parades

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