April 01, 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 April 1, the Department reported 1,187 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 6,424 positive cases. This is approximately a 23-percent increase since yesterday.
A total of 1,498 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized; of those, 490 patients require ventilation.
The Department reports an additional 34 deaths since yesterday, bringing the total to 273 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.
Long-term care facilities
The Department of Health has identified COVID-19 clusters in 47 long-term care facilities in the state. For context, there are a total of 436 nursing homes and adult residential care facilities in Louisiana.
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 Department continues to work with facilities to minimize the spread of the illness and protect residents and staff.