THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.

By WAFB Staff | March 15, 2020 at 9:03 AM CDT – Updated May 4 at 5:31 PM

(WAFB) – Officials are tracking the number of cases of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, across Louisiana.

As of Monday, May 4, the Louisiana Department of Health reported the following cases for the state.

  • 29,673 positive cases
  • 1,991 deaths
  • 1,502 patients in hospitals
  • 220 patients on ventilators
  • 20,316 recovered

Since April 12, Louisiana has not reported more than 581 new cases in a single day. Friday, May 1, 710 new cases nearly double the average daily increase since April 21.

On Friday, May 1, the LDH released the following statement:

Today, the Department reports 710 

new cases, of which 381 came from two labs that are new to reporting. These labs previously have not reported and are now reporting all their 

historic lab results electronically


This means 329 of the 710 new cases came from the rest of the regular reporting across the state. We expect to see more labs across the state onboarding in a similar fashion over the next two weeks as we work to quickly ramp up testing across the state and ensure the state has the most comprehensive data on testing.

PLEASE NOTE: The Louisiana Department of Health will update its website daily at noon.