Health

  Zurik: People tested at state coronavirus test sites wait more than two weeks for results

One couple tested in late June at a Northshore test site are still waiting on their results 16 days after being tested.

  Timing may be critical to accurate COVID-19 test results

  La. affected by supply chain issues related to COVID testing; Congressional delegation works on solutions

Lt. Gov. Hosemann tests positive for COVID-19

  Project LOVE initiative asks people to send letters to veterans during COVID-19

  COVID-19 compliance complaints reach over 1,000 during holiday weekend

  New Orleans forced to limit the number of COVID-19 testing at community sites

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Boomtown, other Louisiana casinos prepare for 1,150 layoffs

OMV closes 4 offices in La. due to traveling employee testing positive for COVID-19

  Social distancing guidelines lead to new hobbies

Pelicans’ Zion Williamson encourages Louisianans to ‘stay safe and wear your mask’ in new video

French Market in New Orleans reopens

New Orleans sees most new COVID-19 cases since April 20

  COVID-19 study shows 75 percent of infectious people were asymptomatic

“This was a way to see how many people have actually been infected in the community versus what we’re capturing with the extremely symptomatic people who are getting most of the tests,” says Amy Feehan, PhD

Ochsner Health study reveals numbers of COVID-19 up to 40 times more deadly than flu

Based on the prevalence rate, doctors presume that more than 64,000 residents in Jefferson and Orleans parishes have been infected.

  LABI applauds tax breaks for businesses; some legislators fear LA can’t afford them due to COVID-19

Lawmakers have already begin talking about a possible special session in the fall.

Gov. Edwards: Stepping up COVID-19 enforcement after state loses ground in fight

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he is increasing enforcement based on rising numbers of coronavirus cases.

  Where the jobs are in Louisiana: La. Workforce Commission & an employment agency provide answers

680 new COVID-19 cases, 14 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

  Some blood banks say need for convalescent plasma donors drops as patients recover

Biloxi City Hall closed after employee tests positive for coronavirus

675 new COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

361 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

465 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Mississippi, including 37 on the Coast

Across the entire state, there were 465 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 new deaths reported Saturday.

  A wave of evictions and homelessness feared due to the pandemic

New report has somber information about the prospect of more people becoming homeless as the pandemic continues.

  Jefferson Parish leaders respond to recent surge in Covid-19 cases

Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng says something different is brewing there. "We can see that with the higher numbers on the dashboard at the Louisiana Department of Health, I see it anecdotally, I see it at our own testing sites, yesterday we reached capacity."

Number of COVID-19 cases in Harrison Co. remain high; Over 500 cases reported statewide

Across the entire state, there were 550 new cases of COVID-19 and 6 new deaths reported Friday.

  State superintendent outlines safety guideline for reopening schools amid coronavirus pandemic

State education and health officials outlined their recommendations for how schools should reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Laid off workers push for increased jobless benefits in Louisiana, urge Congress to extend federal stipend

The ongoing pandemic has sidelined many workers who say jobless benefits should be increased.

Nearly 1,100 new COVID-19 cases reported in one day in Mississippi

There were 1,092 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 new deaths reported Thursday throughout the entire state of Mississippi.

  Jefferson Parish president disappointed over spike in COVID-19 cases, discusses pandemic-related budget cuts

Although sales tax revenues have dropped in Jefferson Parish due to the pandemic layoffs are not part of the budget cuts.

526 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Mississippi, including 34 on the Coast

In the six South Mississippi counties, there were 34 new cases reported and no new deaths.

  Saharan dust could worsen symptoms for those with respiratory conditions

Doctors advise those with underlying respiratory conditions to stay inside this weekend due to bad air quality from Saharan dust.

  Cassidy works with Harvard on COVID testing strategy, favors more frequent testing for workers

Sen. Bill Cassidy believes there will be a federal CARES ACT 4.0 to help people still struggling even though more of the economy has reopened.

  Concern grows over spike in young people testing positive for COVID-19

Dr. Eric Griggs says COVID-19 can infect anyone it comes in contact with and it doesn’t matter your age.

Over 600 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Mississippi, including 65 on the Coast

In the six South Mississippi counties, there were 65 new cases reported and one death.

  Young people and COVID-19: Why they may think they are invincible?

An LSU Health psychologist says there is a scientific reason young people feel invincible.

Over 100 new COVID-19 cases reported in South Mississippi since last MSDH report

As of June 21, which is the most recent update prior to this one, there were 112 new cases reported in South Mississippi.

Coronavirus cases in young adults surpass all other age groups in La.

Over 1% of young adults in Louisiana have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Ongoing pandemic causing financial stress for hospitals say experts

Hospitals are feeling financial pain due to the impact of COVID-19, according to experts who monitor the industry.

  Latest New Orleans Covid-19 report shows fewer cases

New Orleans reports 11 fewer cases since the last report Wednesday. But, there have been three new deaths.

381 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

There were 381 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 new deaths reported Thursday throughout the entire state of Mississippi.

  Louisiana health officials concerned about rise in Covid-19 cases

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says health officials are seeing a concerning rise in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state.

More than 2,000 counterfeit designer face masks seized in New Orleans, Shreveport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Ports of New Orleans and Shreveport seized more than 2,000 unapproved face masks bearing counterfeit designer logos.

353 new COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 24 new cases and no new deaths Tuesday from coronavirus.

283 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 38 new cases and no new deaths Monday from coronavirus.

168 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 16 new cases and no new deaths Sunday from coronavirus.

257 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

In all, Mississippi has reported a total of 19,348 confirmed COVID-19 infections and 889 deaths as a result of the virus.

  New Orleans restaurants will be able to expand capacity to 50% as city enters Phase 2 Saturday

While the rest of Louisiana has already entered into Phase 2 of reopening the economy following the Covid-19 pandemic, New Orleans will start phase 2 Saturday.That means New Orleans restaurants will be able to expand their capacity to 50%.

608 new COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 19 new cases and no new deaths Friday from coronavirus.

  Some Magazine Street businesses closing, owners say due to Covid-19 economic impact

After a decade in business, Erin Hebert says she will have to close her Magazine Street boutique, Armoire, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

374 new COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 14 new cases and no new deaths Wednesday from coronavirus.

341 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 25 new cases and no new deaths Tuesday from coronavirus.

  Officials optimistic COVID-19 vaccine may be available next year

Essentially large quantities of treatments and vaccines are being produced so that if they are found effective they can be used right away. Jenkins agrees there are no safety shortcuts.

  Health experts fear another crisis as people lose health coverage during the pandemic

Along with the loss of jobs, thousands have lost their health insurance.

LA extends deadline for student pandemic meal aid

Low-income families in Louisiana now have until June 15 to apply for help

498 new COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 21 new cases and one new death Monday from coronavirus.

236 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 13 new cases and no new deaths from the virus.

265 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 12 new cases and no new deaths from the virus.

  City of New Orleans urges residents to prepare for Tropical Storm Cristobal

The mayor said residents should pick up trash from their neigbhorhoods so that it will not end up in the drainage system.

209 new COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported one new case and no new deaths from the virus.

Credit card fraud is up during the pandemic; here’s how to protect your info

Since the coronavirus shut down the US economy a couple of months ago, Fidelity National Information Services, a fraud-monitoring service for banks, has seen a big jump in attempted credit card scams.

238 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 10 new cases and 2 new deaths from the virus.

302 new COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported seven new cases and one new death from the virus.

COVID-19 cases at La. nursing homes

The Louisiana Department of Health is tracking the numbers of coronavirus cases in nursing homes and other adult residential care facilities statewide.

268 new COVID-19 cases, 28 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported seven new cases and one new death from the virus.

251 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported three new cases and no new deaths from the virus.

272 new COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported five new cases and no new deaths from the virus.

439 new COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported 18 new cases and no new deaths from the virus.

  New Orleans says it may lag behind the State when entering into Phase 2

New Orleans could wait a little longer to enter phase 2 of recovery. The City's Health Department Director, Jennifer Avegno,M.D., says even if the Governor gives the go-ahead for the rest of the state in the next few weeks that could be premature for New Orleans.

418 new COVID-19 cases, 17 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

South Mississippi reported five new cases and no new deaths from the virus.

Elijah’s Fight: Boy, 5, standing tall against brain cancer

Elijah has an inoperable brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIP-G.

Children’s health specialist discusses rare condition in children linked to COVID-19

Health officials are learning more about a condition found in children linked to COVID-19. Multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, is a rare condition that affects those under 21-years-old.

Gov. Edwards: 13 cases of MIS-C, 1 death in La.

ONE-STOP-SHOP: Press conferences, stats, links related to COVID-19

  COVID-19 pandemic may lead to changes in the French Quarter

The Covid-19 pandemic may lead to changes in the French Quarter.

  LSU Health releases findings of COVID-19 death autopsies on local patients; small vessels in lungs found to have blood clots

The majority of the autopsies reported on in the study were on African American COVID-19 victims.

  Locals see signs that rats are acting more violently as they seek food during the pandemic

Discarded food rats relied on from commercial establishments diminished significantly because of closures during the pandemic.

  Civil Service Commission denies essential workers request for emergency pay during pandemic

The Civil Service Commission denies a request from New Orleans essential workers. They requested emergency pay during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

  Mother holds newborn for first time after spending 72 days hospitalized with Covid-19

Trichelle McDaniel came to Touro's Emergency Room on March 11th with flu-like symptoms. She was 35 weeks pregnant. It was soon discovered she was positive for Covid-19. She went into preterm labor and had to undergo an emergency C-section.

  Line wraps around OMV on Veterans

Line wrapped around the OMV on Veterans Thursday morning.

  COVID-19 testing opens at St. Anthony of Padua Church as concern for Hispanic community grows

Mayor Latoya Cantrell and City Council Vice-President Helena Moreno says fear and lack of access is preventing people from getting testing.