Louisiana reports more coronavirus cases overnight, more require hospitalization, ventilation

Published 12:16 pm Monday, March 30, 2020

The State of Louisiana reported its number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases rose by nearly 500 since yesterday.

Currently the state reports a total of 4,025 cases. Louisiana’s death toll for the virus is 185. The virus has been detected in all but five of the states 64 parishes, the state reported.

The state reported an additional 220 patients were being hospitalized since the prior day’s report. Of those, 44 require ventilation.

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A total of 1,127 coronavirus cases are currently hospitalized in the state. Of those, 380 are on ventilators.

Across the South, the number of cases of the coronavirus continue to drive higher.

Here are the results through Monday morning (note some states have not updated their numbers since yesterday):

Alabama: 831 positive cases, 6 deaths.
Arkansas: 449 positive cases, 6 deaths.
Florida: 5,276 positive cases, 63 deaths.
Georgia: 2,809 positive cases, 87 deaths.
Louisiana: 4,025 positive cases, 185 deaths.
Mississippi: 847 positive cases, 16 deaths.
Tennessee: 1,537 positives cases, 7 deaths.
Texas: 2,552 positive cases, 34 deaths.

Total cases across the Deep South: 18,326

The number of people infected worldwide surpassed the 745,000 mark. Deaths were more than 35,000, but the number of people considered recovered reached more than 156,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The University’s tracking shows approximately 144,672 cases in the U.S., making the U.S. the country with the highest number of cases in the world.

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