Today, you will see a shift in testing by parish numbers for Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. This shift will not change the cumulative number of completed tests and will not change the number of positive cases. Positive cases are reported by parish of residence. Tests are reported by the parish where the test was administered. It was discovered that testing counts from a large testing center in Jefferson Parish, as well as the drive-through testing operations at the Alario Center also in Jefferson Parish, were being incorrectly attributed to Orleans Parish. This has been corrected.
About the Louisiana Department of Health
The Louisiana Department of Health strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state residents. The Louisiana Department of Health includes the Office of Public Health, Office of Aging & Adult Services, Office of Behavioral Health, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, and Healthy Louisiana (Medicaid).