Coronavirus: Number of cases jumps across South, Louisiana goes up by 22 since this morning, one additional death

Published 5:55 pm Monday, March 16, 2020

More cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been reported today across the South, with Louisiana’s number jumping by 22 more cases and one additional death since Monday morning.

Here’s a breakdown, by state, from late afternoon Monday:

Alabama: 29 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Arkansas: 22 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Florida: 137 positive cases, 4 deaths.
Georgia: 121 positive cases, 1 death.
Louisiana: 136 positive cases, 3 deaths. That’s an increase of 22 more since this morning’s update.
Mississippi: 12 positive cases, no deaths.
Tennessee: 52 positives cases, no deaths.

Everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.

These precautions include:

  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoiding close contact with others
  • And staying home if you are sick