51 presumptive positive coronavirus cases, 2 CDC confirmed in Louisiana

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 11:51:43-04

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The Center for Disease Control has confirmed two cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state of Louisiana.

As of Saturday morning, the state has a total of 51 presumptive positive tests with 142 tests having been completed by the Louisiana Department of Health. That number is up from 36 on Friday.

LDH does not say where the two confirmed positive CDC cases are located.

According to the Center for Disease Control, a presumptive positive result is when a patient has tested positive by a local public health laboratory, but those results are still pending confirmation at a CDC lab. Read more for a complete breakdown of the term "presumptive positive" and what it means.

Orleans Parish is now reporting 36 cases of the virus.

Bossier Parish and St. John the Baptist Parish have been added to the list of cases. Those parishes are each reporting one presumptive positive case.

Lafourche Parish, which was linked to the previous report of a case in Iberia Parish, has also now been removed from the list.

It is unclear whether the cases were removed because the patients have recovered or if they were moved to another parish for treatment.

St. Charles
St. John the Baptist
St. Tammany2

No deaths have been reported in Louisiana.

Lists of confirmed and presumptive cases in the state can be found here.

If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.

The Louisiana Dept. of Health says that for confirmed infections, reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms (similar to the common cold) to people being severely ill and dying.

Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing