Louisiana Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Louisiana: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

2,000
4,000
6,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
New cases
7–day average
454

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

Tests

Apr. 2020 May 2021

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 May 2021

Deaths

Apr. 2020 May 2021
Avg. on May 11 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 454 Flat 463,517
tests 10,209 –23%
hospitalized 315 +3%
deaths 7 Flat 10,451
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.
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

29%

At least one dose

34%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

29%

At least one dose

34%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.
Reopened Masks not required

Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, lifted a statewide mask mandate on April 28. Masks are still required in K-12 schools and colleges, on public transit, in hospitals and in state government buildings. Some businesses, like theaters and event spaces, are limited to 75 percent of capacity, but may operate at 100 percent of capacity if they require patrons to wear masks. More details ›

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Reopened Masks not required

Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, lifted a statewide mask mandate on April 28. Masks are still required in K-12 schools and colleges, on public transit, in hospitals and in state government buildings. Some businesses, like theaters and event spaces, are limited to 75 percent of capacity, but may operate at 100 percent of capacity if they require patrons to wear masks. More details ›

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How trends have changed in Louisiana

New reported cases by day
2,000
4,000
6,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
New cases
7–day average
454

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

Tests by day
20,000
40,000 tests
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
Tests
7–day average
0
Hospitalizations
1,000
2,000 hospitalized
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
7–day average
315
New reported deaths by day
50
100 deaths
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
Deaths
7–day average
7

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

Since March 2020, The Times has paid special attention to 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
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, La. 2,338
Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, La. 2,184
Louisiana Tech University Ruston, La. 815
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafeyette, La. 801
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, La. 597
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, La. 551
University of Louisiana Monroe Monroe, La. 497
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans New Orleans, La. 467
Nicholls State University Thibodaux, La. 327
Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge, La. 322
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 the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

  • 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, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, 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, Lisa Waananen Jones, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, 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 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 the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

  • 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.