LDH: 200 new cases of COVID-19 reported Friday

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BATON ROUGE (WVUE) -The Louisiana Dept. of Health is reporting more than 439,000 cases of Coronavirus in the state.

As of Friday, March 19, the Louisiana Department of Health reported the following cases for the state:

  • 439,737 total cases (203 new cases)
  • 9,988 deaths (14 additional deaths)
  • 399 patients in the hospital
  • 68 patients on ventilators
  • 426,243 patients recovered (as of March 15)

In Region 1, which includes portions of the metro area, Jefferson Parish reports nearly 900 COVID-19 deaths and 728 people have died in Orleans Parish due to the virus.

Due to a technical issue on Friday, March 19, some lab data was not fully processed. That data will be included in the March 22 update.

LDH has released stats on the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered. So far, 1,516,763 doses have been administered as of March 18.

568,968 people have received the second shot to complete their vaccination.

Vaccine information is updated on Tuesday and Thursday here.

On March 2, Governor John Bel Edwards announced Louisiana will move into Phase 3.

Phase 3 Includes:

75% capacity at restaurants, malls & most other businesses

Gatherings in indoor events halls limited to 50% capacity, up to 250 people

Bars in all parishes can operate at 25% or in parishes below 5% positivity can operate at at 50%

The positivity rate in New Orleans is currently 1.0 percent as of March 17.

The positivity rate in Jefferson Parish is 3.10 percent.

Percent positivity rates are updated every Wednesday.

Most parishes in the metro area are under five percent with the exception of St. Bernard Parish.

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