The latest Cenla COVID-19 cases, information, testing locations
State and local information
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - KALB will now be reporting ONLY confirmed cases and deaths from the Louisiana Department of Health. (NEW: Scroll down to see vaccine information)
Health officials in Louisiana are now reporting there are 368,902 CONFIRMED cases (+684) of COVID-19 reported in the state and 8,906 CONFIRMED deaths (+21). Presumed recovered as of February 22: 408,463 (Because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s and yesterday’s total case count.)
Currently, there are 651 (-28) patients in hospitals with COVID-19 and 95 (-5) of those patients are on ventilators.
From LDH: Because of the daily removal of newly identified duplicates and out of state cases, the new case increase may not match the difference between today’s and yesterday’s total case count. The collection dates for most of these cases (92%) fall between February 18 and February 25, 2021. 94% of the cases reported to the state today were community spread. 6% of the cases reported to the state today were in congregate settings. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 (19%) and 30 and 39 (17%) account for the largest portions of these cases. Since yesterday, 25,995 new tests have been reported to the state, bringing the total number of tests to 5,931,059. Of the tests reported today, 23,362 were PCR tests and 2,633 were antigen tests.
In Central Louisiana, as of February 26:
|Cases and Deaths Per Parish *CONFIRMED ONLY, NOT PRESUMED CASES/DEATHS|
|Allen: 2,669 cases (-1) / 83 deaths (same)|
|Avoyelles: 3,430 (+30) cases / 111 deaths (same)|
|Beauregard: 2,119 cases (+5) / 61 deaths (same)|
|Catahoula: 845 cases (-1) / 31 deaths (same)|
|Concordia: 1,536 cases (same) / 41 deaths (same)|
|Evangeline: 2,870 (+4) cases / 66 deaths (+1)|
|Grant: 1,496 (+2) cases / 45 deaths (same)|
|La Salle: 905 (+1) cases / 23 deaths (same)|
|Natchitoches: 2,959 (-2) cases / 73 deaths (same)|
|Rapides: 8,723 cases (+12) / 272 deaths (+1)|
|Sabine: 2,295 cases (same) / 48 deaths (same)|
|St. Landry: 7,511 (+6) / 220 deaths (+1)|
|Vernon: 2,256 cases (+4) / 82 deaths (same)|
|Winn: 1,123 cases (+4) / 32 deaths (same)|
All of Louisiana’s 64 parishes have reported cases. (NOTE: Information on the COVID19 dashboard will be updated at noon daily except on Saturdays.)
Louisiana Vaccine Information:
For Rapides Parish Coliseum vaccinations, sign-up here.
Vaccine information updated by LDH on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon.
- Initiated vaccine series: 593,576
- Completed vaccine series: 332,415
- Total doses administered as of most recent update: 925,991
- Vaccine doses administered since the previous update: 68,028
- Providers enrolled: 2,062
- Current phase of distribution: Phase 1B, Tier 1
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Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a mask mandate for the state of Louisiana.
Contact your doctor if you have any symptoms or if you have possibly come in contact with someone with COVID-19.
HOW TO GET TESTED:
For an overview of the program click here. https://files.constantcontact.com/3c348139001/a07f4f82-40ed-4796-b0bb-644186b940ed.pdf
The Region 6 Mobile Test Site Concept of Operations Document click here https://files.constantcontact.com/3c348139001/aea4fa0c-2bcd-4b07-aed5-5664fc2234d7.pdf
Mobile Testing will occur between 8-11 a.m for all locations. All mobile testing locations and times are in the 211 system; residents of central Louisiana can call 211 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for information on COVID-19, or to find out where and when they can be tested.
QR code (below) is available with access to the eTrueNorth portal where individuals can register and find test results. To open the QR code, individuals should hold the camera of a smartphone over the code so that it is clearly visible on the screen. The phone will scan the code leading to the registration site. Registration for eTrueNorth portal is at www.DoINeedACOVID19Test.com.
LDH is offering a counseling service 24/7 for those who may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious about the outbreak. The service is available to help anyone trying to cope with the associated stress. Trained counselors will provide information for services related to mental health and substance abuse related to coronavirus. Call 1-866-310-7977.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is notified of any positive results. Updates on the LDH website are posted daily at noon.
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