March 24 LDH update: 1,388 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 46 deaths reported across the state

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — UPDATE: Tuesday, March 24 at 12 p.m.

The Louisiana Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 46 statewide.

As of Tuesday, the state has 1,388 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 43 parishes are reporting cases.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, update:

Orleans  –  675 case(s)  |  26 death(s)

Jefferson  –  293 case(s)  |  6 death(s)

East Baton Rouge  –  58 case(s)  |  2 death(s)

St. Tammany  –  52 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Ascension  –  36 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Iberville  –  14 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Parish Under Investigation  –  12 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Rapides  –  10 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

St. James  –  9 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Ouachita  –  7 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Calcasieu  –  5 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

West Baton Rouge  –  5 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Washington  –  3 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Webster  –  3 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Catahoula  –  1 case(s)  |  1 death(s)

Caddo  –  40 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. John the Baptist  –  21 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Bernard  –  19 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lafourche  –  16 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Charles  –  15 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Terrebonne  –  14 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Bossier  –  12 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lafayette  –  12 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Plaquemines  –  8 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

De Soto  –  6 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Livingston  –  6 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Tangipahoa  –  4 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Avoyelles  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Landry  –  3 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Acadia  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Allen  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Assumption  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Beauregard  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Claiborne  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Evangeline  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Iberia  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Lincoln  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Natchitoches  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Mary  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Vernon  –  2 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Bienville  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Grant  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

Richland  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

St. Martin  –  1 case(s)  |  0 death(s)

While older individuals and those with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk, everyone can become exposed to COVID-19 and must be vigilant to protect their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the serious chronic health conditions include heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.
For updates on positive cases and deaths, visit the Louisiana Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage.

Everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy. These precautions include:

  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoiding close contact with others
  • And staying home if you are sick 

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