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33 coronavirus cases now reported in Louisiana

Posted at 9:21 AM, Mar 13, 2020

As of Friday morning, the Louisiana Department of Health confirms 33 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, including 23 Orleans Parish residents.

On Thursday evening the number of cases reported in Louisiana was at 19.

Gov. John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell will hold a joint news conference today at 3:00 pm in New Orleans to offer updates on the current situation regarding COVID-19.

Parishes added to the presumptive positive case list include St. Bernard, St. Charles and Terrebonne each with one case and St. Tammany with two cases.

Eight new cases have been reported in Orleans Parish. Jefferson Parish is up by one new case, now at three.

There have been no deaths from COVID-19 in Louisiana.

On Thursday, Iberia Parish was removed from the presumptive case list. The parish was added following information from a patient who is presumptive positive being treated in Lafourche Parish. That person currently lives in Lafourche Parish and not Iberia Parish.

Acadiana is currently not reporting any presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

To see up to date figures on the coronavirus in Louisiana, click here.

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