The latest numbers and how to keep your family safe


GOOD EVENING. I’M SHERMAN TO SELL FIRST AT TEN. PORT IT OVER 1,300 NEW POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST THIS WEEKEND. THE STATE’S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS MOST OF THE TESTS HAPPENED BETWEEN AUGUST 30TH AND SEPTEMBER 5TH AND OFFICIALS SAY 80% OF THEM WERE FROM COMMUNITY SPREAD. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE BREAKDOWN NOW THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES IS NOW OVER A HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO THOUSAND AND THE LAST TWO DAYS 58 PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES TO COVID-19 TO REACH ABOUT 4,900 DEATHS HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE TRENDING DOWN RIGHT NOW 790 PATIENTS ARE TREATED AT HOSPITALS ACROSS THE STATE

Coronavirus in Louisiana: The latest numbers and how to keep your family safe


Here you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Louisiana and resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.According to the Center for Disease Control, COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:People aged 65 years and olderPeople who live in a nursing home or long-term care facilityPeople of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including people with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthmaPeople who have serious heart conditionsPeople who are immunocompromisedMany conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medicationsPeople with severe obesity (body mass index ≥30)People with diabetesPeople with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysisPeople with liver disease Here are the latest Louisiana coronavirus numbers: LDH has discontinued the daily update on Saturdays. Here are Sunday’s numbers:152,868 cases4,930 deathsMore than 134,000 presumed recovered790 hospitalized, 119 on ventilators1,958,348 commercial tests completed and reported to StateSlow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirusWhen should I see a doctor?According to the CDC, if you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.Use the CDC’s self-checker guide here. If you are experiencing symptoms, call your medical provider first and get instructions on how to report for a test.Click here for the latest local and national coronavirus updates.Local Headlines:LIST: New Orleans area school reopening plans How do you file for unemployment online? Louisiana Workforce Commission takes you through steps Gov. Edwards: Those that are able need to return to workPregnancy during coronavirus crisis: Q-&-A with New Orleans area experts COVID-19 maps of Louisiana, Mississippi: Latest coronavirus cases News you can use: The FDA’s list of dangerous hand sanitizers grows to more than 100 Is it allergies, the flu or the coronavirus? How to tell the difference A guide to keeping your child safe and reassured as coronavirus spreadsHow to manage OCD and anxiety amid the coronavirus Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effectiveFor more information, click here or call the state’s coronavirus hotline by dialing 2-1-1.Helpful resources:Louisiana Department of HealthNew Orleans Health DepartmentCoronavirus information from CDC

Here you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Louisiana and resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.

According to the Center for Disease Control, COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19

Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including people with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People who are immunocompromised

Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune…



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