White House task force report shows La in "full pandemic resurgence"

Posted at 10:57 PM, Jan 13, 2021

The latest report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force shows Louisiana is in "full pandemic resurgence."

According to the January 10th report obtained by ABC News, Louisiana has the 14th highest case rate in the country and the 27th highest rate for test positivity nationwide. Jefferson, Orleans, and East Baton Rouge Parishes have the highest number of new cases over the last three weeks. The three parishes represent 24.6% of new cases in the state, according to the report.

100% of all parishes in the state have moderate or high levels of community transmission, with 86% having high levels of community transmission.

32% of nursing homes in the state saw a new resident case of COVID-19 among residents from December 28-January 3, with 13% reporting at least one new resident death from the virus.

The task force also reported that Louisiana's average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population (563) is higher than the national average (532).

As of January 8, 299,325 vaccine doses had been distributed to Louisiana, and 78,608 individuals had received the first dose.

The task force recommends aggressive mitigation and testing.

The full White House task force report can be viewed below. Louisiana's data begins on page 145.

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