March 28, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day.
As of noon on March 28, the Department reported 569 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 3,315 positive cases.
Yesterday, 773 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized. Of those, 270 required ventilation. Today, 927 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. Of those, 336 require ventilation.
Nursing homes/independent living/assisted living facilities
The Department of Health has identified COVID-19 clusters in 11 nursing homes/independent living/assisted living facilities in the state: Chateau De Notre Dame; Chateau D’Ville; Chateau St. James; Good Samaritan, New Orleans; Lambeth House; Luling Living Center; Nouveau Marc; River Palms Nursing and Rehab; St. James Place; St. Joseph of Harahan; and Vista Shores.
A cluster is identified as two or more cases that appear to be connected.
Because of the sheer volume of cases, we will be sharing the updated number of clusters every day at noon. We will rely on facilities for reporting on the most-up-to-date information. The fact that someone has died at a nursing home/independent living/assisted living facility has less to do with the facility and more to do with the individual.
The Department continues to work with nursing homes to minimize the spread of the illness and protect residents and staff.
The Department reports an additional 18 deaths since yesterday, bringing the total to 137 deaths. Deaths are listed on the LDH dashboard by parish under the by parish tab and information by age can be found on the by age group tab.
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