Louisiana Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Louisiana: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

5,000
10,000
15,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
New cases
7–day average
1,732

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests

Apr. 2020 Sept. 2021

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Sept. 2021

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Sept. 2021
Daily Avg. on Sept. 20 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 1,732 –29% 728,831
tests 13,065 +13%
hospitalized 1,287 –36%
deaths 50 +1% 13,473
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). Tests, hospitalizations and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.

Hot spots

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
10
30
50
70
100
250
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

At least one dose Fully vaccinated
All ages
51%
44%
12 and up
61%
53%
65 and up
86%
82%

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About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The “all ages” group is based on all residents including children under 12, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Mask mandates and guidance

The New York Times is tracking mask policies at the state level, including current federal guidance by county and where leaders are rejecting such guidance or mandates. Read more here ›

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends masking indoors in 98 percent of counties regardless of individuals’ vaccination status.
  • Masks are mandated indoors by state officials.
  • Masks are mandated in schools for all students by state officials.

Vaccinations

At least one dose Fully vaccinated
All ages
51%
44%
12 and up
61%
53%
65 and up
86%
82%

See more details ›

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The “all ages” group is based on all residents including children under 12, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Mask mandates and guidance

The New York Times is tracking mask policies at the state level, including current federal guidance by county and where leaders are rejecting such guidance or mandates. Read more here ›

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends masking indoors in 98 percent of counties regardless of individuals’ vaccination status.
  • Masks are mandated indoors by state officials.
  • Masks are mandated in schools for all students by state officials.

How trends have changed in Louisiana

New reported cases by day
5,000
10,000
15,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
New cases
7–day average
1,732

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests by day
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000 tests
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Tests
7–day average
0
Hospitalizations
1,000
2,000 hospitalized
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
7–day average
1,287
New reported deaths by day
100
200 deaths
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Deaths
7–day average
50

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government.

Outbreak clusters

In the first year of the pandemic, The Times tracked cases in the types of places with some of the worst outbreaks, like nursing homes, food processing plants and correctional facilities.

Cases Connected To Location Cases
Booker T. Washington Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Shreveport, La. 255
Southwind Healthcare and Rehabilitation Crowley, La. 239
Highland Place Rehab and Nursing Center Shreveport, La. 211
Magnolia Estates nursing home Lafayette, La. 206
Resthaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Lake Charles, La. 192
Forest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Jonesboro, La. 185
Harvest Manor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Denham Springs, La. 180
Ruston Nursing and Rehab Ruston, La. 161
St. Joseph nursing home Harahan, La. 160
Town & Country Health and Rehab Minden, La. 160
About this data Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace or event.

About the data

In data for Louisiana, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Louisiana typically releases new data on weekdays. Counts on Mondays or Tuesdays may include totals from the weekend. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Sept. 6, 2021: The daily count could be artificially low because many jurisdictions did not announce new data on Labor Day.
  • Aug. 30, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2021: Louisiana announced several days of data on Sept. 1 after data interruptions related to Hurricane Ida.
  • April 19, 2021: Louisiana announced a backlog of 379 cases from previous months.
  • Feb. 4, 2021: Louisiana added 844 cases from tests performed at urgent care clinics as far back as October.
  • Jan. 17, 2021: Louisiana announced deaths for several days at once after resolving a technical issue.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Louisiana announced many cases and deaths from the previous two days after resolving a processing error.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: Louisiana reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.
  • Nov. 20, 2020: Louisiana announced a backlog of cases from testing that had occurred in September, October and November.
  • Sept. 9, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of 690 cases dating back to Aug. 6.
  • Aug. 30, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of about 500 cases dating back to July 1.
  • Aug. 26, 2020: Louisiana began reporting probable cases identified through antigen testing.
  • Aug. 4, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of more than 1,700 cases dating back to late May.
  • July 20, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of more than 1,500 cases reported between May and early July.
  • June 27, 2020: Louisiana did not update its data for cases or deaths during planned downtime.
  • June 19, 2020: Louisiana removed 1,666 duplicate and out-of-state cases from its total.
  • June 16, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of 148 cases dating back to April.
  • June 13, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of 560 cases.
  • May 29, 2020: Louisiana announced that because of a technical error, it would not have an update on the number of total cases that day.
  • Louisiana updates its number of probable cases and deaths once a week on Wednesdays.
  • On Nov. 13, Louisiana began reporting probable cases and deaths at the parish level, resulting in one-day increases for many parishes.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus and Jason Kao.

Additional contributions to Covid-19 risk assessments and guidance by Eleanor Peters Bergquist, Aaron Bochner, Shama Cash-Goldwasser, Sydney Jones and Sheri Kardooni of Resolve to Save Lives.

About the data

In data for Louisiana, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Louisiana typically releases new data on weekdays. Counts on Mondays or Tuesdays may include totals from the weekend. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Sept. 6, 2021: The daily count could be artificially low because many jurisdictions did not announce new data on Labor Day.
  • Aug. 30, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2021: Louisiana announced several days of data on Sept. 1 after data interruptions related to Hurricane Ida.
  • April 19, 2021: Louisiana announced a backlog of 379 cases from previous months.
  • Feb. 4, 2021: Louisiana added 844 cases from tests performed at urgent care clinics as far back as October.
  • Jan. 17, 2021: Louisiana announced deaths for several days at once after resolving a technical issue.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Louisiana announced many cases and deaths from the previous two days after resolving a processing error.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: Louisiana reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.
  • Nov. 20, 2020: Louisiana announced a backlog of cases from testing that had occurred in September, October and November.
  • Sept. 9, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of 690 cases dating back to Aug. 6.
  • Aug. 30, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of about 500 cases dating back to July 1.
  • Aug. 26, 2020: Louisiana began reporting probable cases identified through antigen testing.
  • Aug. 4, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of more than 1,700 cases dating back to late May.
  • July 20, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of more than 1,500 cases reported between May and early July.
  • June 27, 2020: Louisiana did not update its data for cases or deaths during planned downtime.
  • June 19, 2020: Louisiana removed 1,666 duplicate and out-of-state cases from its total.
  • June 16, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of 148 cases dating back to April.
  • June 13, 2020: Louisiana added a backlog of 560 cases.
  • May 29, 2020: Louisiana announced that because of a technical error, it would not have an update on the number of total cases that day.
  • Louisiana updates its number of probable cases and deaths once a week on Wednesdays.
  • On Nov. 13, Louisiana began reporting probable cases and deaths at the parish level, resulting in one-day increases for many parishes.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.