Coronavirus updates in Louisiana: 35,316 COVID-19 cases, 2,485 deaths reported

Here’s a look at some of the latest information and headlines on coronavirus in Louisiana.35,316 cases across the state.2,485 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, 35,316 coronavirus cases have been reported in the state. There have also been 2,485 COVID-19 deaths recorded.The latest numbers were released Wednesday 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 Wednesday’s update, New Orleans now has 6,884 coronavirus cases while Jefferson Parish is reporting 7,128 cases.Click here to view more information on cases parish-by-parish.In Louisiana, there are now 931 patients receiving treatment for COVID-19. Of that number, the health department said 110 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 273,000 coronavirus tests have been completed and performed, according to Wednesday’s update.Click here for more information on testing in the state.Stay-at-home order in Louisiana:Coronavirus fears closed a Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles location near New Orleans the same morning that it reopened after a two-month pandemic closure. Deputy Commissioner Keith Neal said the office in Harvey was notified that someone in the building might have been in contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. He says the office will reopen after it is sanitized. In the meantime, another will open in the New Orleans area. He says staffing is the main reason most of the 79 offices statewide remain closed.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.In an exclusive interview, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell talked about her decisions on the coronavirus pandemic over the past few months, the phase one re-opening and how she grades her administration on the work done so far. (Click here to read more about the phase 1 measure) Across the country:For the first time since officials began implementing widespread lockdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus, all 50 states are now partially reopen.On Wednesday, Connecticut became the final state to begin lifting restrictions, now allowing retail shops and restaurants to reopen their doors.Despite the reopening milestone, health officials say Americans remain at risk of catching the highly transmissible and sometimes deadly virus.Across the U.S., more than 1,528,500 people have tested positive for the virus and at least 91,921 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.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? How to tell the differenceHere’s how to safely exercise outside during the coronavirus outbreakProductive and entertaining activities you can do from inside your homeA guide to keeping your child safe and reassured as coronavirus spreadsHow to manage OCD and anxiety amid the coronavirusHow to clean your car for coronavirusCoronavirus: 4 ways to care for dry hands during regular washingHow to work from home without losing your sanityHow to stop touching your face all the time, according to expertsHow to properly clean your keyboard, which is one of the germiest places you touch dailyPGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vZDJjbXZicTdzeHgzM2ouY2xvdWRmcm9udC5uZXQvZW1haWwvcHJvZF9jb3JvbmF2aXJ1c19pZnJhbWVfYXJ0aWNsZS5odG1sIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjQxNCIgc3R5bGU9IndpZHRoOjEwMCU7Ym9yZGVyOm5vbmU7b3ZlcmZsb3c6aGlkZGVuIiBzY3JvbGxpbmc9Im5vIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgYWxsb3dUcmFuc3BhcmVuY3k9InRydWUiPjwvaWZyYW1lPg==

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Here’s a look at some of the latest information and headlines on coronavirus in Louisiana.

  • 35,316 cases across the state.
  • 2,485 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, 35,316 coronavirus cases have been reported in the state. There have also been 2,485 COVID-19 deaths recorded.

The latest numbers were released Wednesday 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 Wednesday’s update, New Orleans now has 6,884 coronavirus cases while Jefferson Parish is reporting 7,128 cases.

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

In Louisiana, there are now 931 patients receiving treatment for COVID-19. Of that number, the health department said 110 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 273,000 coronavirus tests have been completed and performed, according to Wednesday’s update.

Click here for more information on testing in the state.

Stay-at-home order in Louisiana:

Coronavirus fears closed a Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles location near New Orleans the same morning that it reopened after a two-month pandemic closure.

Deputy Commissioner Keith Neal said the office in Harvey was notified that someone in the building might have been in contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.

He says the office will reopen after it is sanitized. In the meantime, another will open in the New Orleans area.

He says staffing is the main reason most of the 79 offices statewide remain closed.

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.

In an exclusive interview, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell talked about her decisions on the coronavirus pandemic over the past few months, the phase one re-opening and how she grades her administration on the work done so far.

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

Across the country:

For the first time since officials began implementing widespread lockdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus, all 50 states are now partially reopen.

If you need to travel within the US, make sure you follow the guidance of local officials in the location you are departing from and the location you are traveling to. For more information about traveling within the US visit: https://t.co/5W44A5Wmi9. pic.twitter.com/6dLB4iTQgy

— CDC Travel Health (@CDCtravel) May 18, 2020

On Wednesday, Connecticut became the final state to begin lifting restrictions, now allowing retail shops and restaurants to reopen their doors.

Despite the reopening milestone, health officials say Americans remain at risk of catching the highly transmissible and sometimes deadly virus.

Across the U.S., more than 1,528,500 people have tested positive for the virus and at least 91,921 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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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