LDH Update for 04/14/20; Natchitoches: 42 Cases

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement as Louisiana’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 1,000 on Tuesday. At the state’s noon update, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 129 additional deaths, bringing the death total to 1,013. Not every death reported Tuesday occurred within 24 hours, as reporting to the state may take several days.

Our analysis shows that most deaths come 11.2 days after the onset of symptoms, which is why we must look at long-term data and trends. It is also why it is incumbent upon our people to follow the Stay at Home order, because just as the positive things we do now will save lives in the future, the negative things we do could threaten lives as well.”


2 thoughts on “LDH Update for 04/14/20; Natchitoches: 42 Cases

    • Moreover, how many of the cases are confirmed from actual tests and how many were symptomatic diagnosis? Data appears to be helter-skelter and arbitrary in regards to this pandemic. I have had two employees placed into quarantine due to symptomatic diagnosis which came back as negative COVID-19 results after being tested. It makes for a cautionary tale that not all cases have been verified by test when they get reported initially and the number doesn’t decrease to reflect negative test results if they get tested after a symptomatic diagnosis. I just need accurate information to drive decision making and risk management here.

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