Here’s a look at some of the latest information and headlines on coronavirus in Louisiana.35,038 cases across the state.2,458 deaths reported.More than 26,249 recovered.Phase 1 now in effect.Restaurants can reopen at 25% capacity.Casinos not allowed to reopen in New Orleans.Large events, groups still restricted.Masks required in indoor public settings.According to the Louisiana Department of Health, 35,038 coronavirus cases have been reported in the state. There have also been 2,458 COVID-19 deaths recorded.The latest numbers were released Tuesday by the health department.More than 13,800 of the state’s coronavirus cases have been reported in the New Orleans metro. Of the state’s COVID-19 deaths, more than 900 have been confirmed in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish.According to Tuesday’s update, New Orleans now has 6,869 coronavirus cases while Jefferson Parish is reporting 7,095 cases.Click here to view more information on cases parish-by-parish.In Louisiana, there are now 1,004 patients receiving treatment for COVID-19. Of that number, the health department said 112 patients are on ventilators.More than 26,000 Louisianians have recovered from COVID-19, officials said.When it comes to testing in the state, more than 265,000 coronavirus tests have been completed and performed, according to Tuesday’s update.Click here for more information on testing in the state.Stay-at-home order in Louisiana:Louisiana has again begun listing details on the extent of coronavirus infections at individual nursing homes in the state. The 12-page list includes homes with no infections, but several with an infection rate of more than 50%. They include the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in St. John the Baptist Parish, where 80 of 88 residents have tested positive for coronavirus. There have been 28 deaths reported there, and there have been 36 infections among staffers. Statewide there have been more than 34,700 confirmed coronavirus infections, with more than 26,000 recoveries and 2,440 deaths.Louisiana officials are also investigating apparent coronavirus outbreaks at three crawfish farms. Officials provided few details Monday but said the investigation began in the Acadiana region at a crawfish producer where workers — including migrants — live in dormitory-style settings. Coronavirus in New Orleans:While the large gatherings and festivals New Orleans is known for aren’t set to return anytime soon, some measure of normalcy returned this weekend in the Big Easy.Phase 1 measures officially began Saturday in New Orleans. Most of the measures mirror those taking place across Louisiana.After weeks of shuttered businesses and houses of worship, New Orleans took its first steps to loosen restrictions in place for two months to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The loosening of restrictions began Saturday.The rest of the state took that step Friday, with many businesses and houses of worship allowed to reopen at 25% capacity.New Orleans is slightly more restrictive.In addition to the 25% capacity restrictions, restaurants and other businesses such as nail salons are also required to take reservations.The city has also imposed caps designed to keep houses of worship and movie theaters at fewer than 100 people.Casinos, video poker, live entertainment and bars are still closed.(Click here to read more about the phase 1 measure)Masks are also a requirement in places like grocery stores or pharmacies.Mayor LaToya Cantrell has said that spikes or negative trends in the COVID-19 crisis would force the city to put back in place more restrictive measures on businesses.Across the country:By Memorial Day weekend, every U.S. state will have begun lifting measures enacted weeks ago to curb the spread of coronavirus. Many governors have already pushed into a second phase of reopening their economies, with some states now allowing restaurants, retailers and personal service shops to reopen their doors.By now, all states but Connecticut have in some way moved toward returning to a semblance of normalcy. On Monday, Massachusetts entered the first phase of their reopening plan, giving the green light to manufacturing facilities, construction sites and places of worship as long as they abide by certain restrictions.And Connecticut will follow suit on Wednesday, when outdoor dining spaces, offices, retail stores and malls, museums and zoos will all be allowed to reopen with restrictions.As of Tuesday, only 16 states have seen a downward trend of cases over the past seven days, according to an analysis based on data from Johns Hopkins University.So far, more than 1,508,800 Americans have been infected and at least 90,369 have died, according to Johns Hopkins.Click here for the latest local and national coronavirus updates.Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirusNews you can use:In need of hand sanitizer? Here’s how to make your ownIs it allergies, the flu or the coronavirus? 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Here’s a look at some of the latest information and headlines on coronavirus in Louisiana.

  • 35,038 cases across the state.
  • 2,458 deaths reported.
  • More than 26,249 recovered.
  • Phase 1 now in effect.
  • Restaurants can reopen at 25% capacity.
  • Casinos not allowed to reopen in New Orleans.
  • Large events, groups still restricted.
  • Masks required in indoor public settings.

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, 35,038 coronavirus cases have been reported in the state. There have also been 2,458 COVID-19 deaths recorded.

The latest numbers were released Tuesday by the health department.

If you need to talk to someone, you can get connected by texting REACHOUT to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor who will help de-escalate, identify coping strategies and use active listening techniques to support you. #lagov #lalege pic.twitter.com/gYZxoD6zHO

— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) May 18, 2020

More than 13,800 of the state’s coronavirus cases have been reported in the New Orleans metro. Of the state’s COVID-19 deaths, more than 900 have been confirmed in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish.

According to Tuesday’s update, New Orleans now has 6,869 coronavirus cases while Jefferson Parish is reporting 7,095 cases.

Click here to view more information on cases parish-by-parish.

In Louisiana, there are now 1,004 patients receiving treatment for COVID-19. Of that number, the health department said 112 patients are on ventilators.

More than 26,000 Louisianians have recovered from COVID-19, officials said.

When it comes to testing in the state, more than 265,000 coronavirus tests have been completed and performed, according to Tuesday’s update.

Click here for more information on testing in the state.

Stay-at-home order in Louisiana:

Louisiana has again begun listing details on the extent of coronavirus infections at individual nursing homes in the state.

The 12-page list includes homes with no infections, but several with an infection rate of more than 50%.

They include the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in St. John the Baptist Parish, where 80 of 88 residents have tested positive for coronavirus.

There have been 28 deaths reported there, and there have been 36 infections among staffers. Statewide there have been more than 34,700 confirmed coronavirus infections, with more than 26,000 recoveries and 2,440 deaths.

Louisiana officials are also investigating apparent coronavirus outbreaks at three crawfish farms.

Officials provided few details Monday but said the investigation began in the Acadiana region at a crawfish producer where workers — including migrants — live in dormitory-style settings.

Coronavirus in New Orleans:

While the large gatherings and festivals New Orleans is known for aren’t set to return anytime soon, some measure of normalcy returned this weekend in the Big Easy.

Phase 1 measures officially began Saturday in New Orleans. Most of the measures mirror those taking place across Louisiana.

As we grapple with the #COVID19 pandemic, the #NOPD would like to remind citizens that for their safety — NO GATHERINGS — of more than a household size, is allowed in #NOLA . We advise you to stay at home, except to fulfill essential needs. Thank you for your cooperation! pic.twitter.com/aOau8Omj8J

— NOPD (@NOPDNews) March 19, 2020

After weeks of shuttered businesses and houses of worship, New Orleans took its first steps to loosen restrictions in place for two months to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The loosening of restrictions began Saturday.

The rest of the state took that step Friday, with many businesses and houses of worship allowed to reopen at 25% capacity.

New Orleans is slightly more restrictive.

In addition to the 25% capacity restrictions, restaurants and other businesses such as nail salons are also required to take reservations.

The city has also imposed caps designed to keep houses of worship and movie theaters at fewer than 100 people.

Casinos, video poker, live entertainment and bars are still closed.

(Click here to read more about the phase 1 measure)

Masks are also a requirement in places like grocery stores or pharmacies.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell has said that spikes or negative trends in the COVID-19 crisis would force the city to put back in place more restrictive measures on businesses.

Across the country:

By Memorial Day weekend, every U.S. state will have begun lifting measures enacted weeks ago to curb the spread of coronavirus. Many governors have already pushed into a second phase of reopening their economies, with some states now allowing restaurants, retailers and personal service shops to reopen their doors.

By now, all states but Connecticut have in some way moved toward returning to a semblance of normalcy. On Monday, Massachusetts entered the first phase of their reopening plan, giving the green light to manufacturing facilities, construction sites and places of worship as long as they abide by certain restrictions.

And Connecticut will follow suit on Wednesday, when outdoor dining spaces, offices, retail stores and malls, museums and zoos will all be allowed to reopen with restrictions.

As of Tuesday, only 16 states have seen a downward trend of cases over the past seven days, according to an analysis based on data from Johns Hopkins University.

So far, more than 1,508,800 Americans have been infected and at least 90,369 have died, according to Johns Hopkins.

Click here for the latest local and national coronavirus updates.

Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus

News you can use:

In need of hand sanitizer? Here’s how to make your own

Is it allergies, the flu or the coronavirus? How to tell the difference

Here’s how to safely exercise outside during the coronavirus outbreak

Productive and entertaining activities you can do from inside your home

A guide to keeping your child safe and reassured as coronavirus spreads

How to manage OCD and anxiety amid the coronavirus

How to clean your car for coronavirus

Coronavirus: 4 ways to care for dry hands during regular washing

How to work from home without losing your sanity

How to stop touching your face all the time, according to experts

How to properly clean your keyboard, which is one of the germiest places you touch daily

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