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The Louisiana Department of Health Issues Revised Order for Medical and Surgical Procedures

April 20, 2020

Today, the Louisiana Department of Health issued a revised order for medical and surgical procedures. This guidance is necessary during a public health emergency to preserve personal protective equipment, to properly utilize hospital staffing and to ensure adequate hospital bed capacity.

Louisiana Department of Health Updates for 4/20/2020

April 20, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day. As of noon on April 20, the Department reports a total of 24,523 positive cases.

Louisiana Department of Health Updates for 4/17/2020

April 17, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day. As of noon on April 17, the Department reported 586 additional cases, bringing the total to 23,118 positive cases.

Emergency Order: COVID-19 Testing by Pharmacists

April 15, 2020

This Emergency Order shall be effective as of 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2020, and shall extend through the declared public health emergency, unless otherwise modified, revoked, or suspended by subsequent order of the State Health Officer.

Louisiana Department of Health Updates for 4/15/2020

April 15, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day. As of noon on April 15, the Department reported 433 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 21,951 positive cases.

Louisiana Department of Health announces the passing of Dr. Raoult Ratard, State Epidemiologist

April 14, 2020

With great sadness the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health announces the passing earlier this week of State Epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard. He devoted 43 years of his life to public health, and Louisiana was fortunate that over 26 of those years were with the Office of Public Health.

Gov. Edwards Issues Statement as Louisiana Surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 Deaths

April 14, 2020

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.

Louisiana Department of Health Updates for 4/13/2020

April 13, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day.

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