Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean is the digital news editor for New Orleans Public Radio. 
Before coming to New Orleans, she was the editor of Denverite, a digital news startup now under the Colorado Public Radio umbrella. Prior to that she was a copy editor and features writer at the Denver Post, and before that, a music reporter for the Colorado Daily. She graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in journalism and from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Louisiana jumped up by 710 — or 2.54 percent — on Friday, according to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

That's the biggest in crease in number in 20 days and the biggest percent increase in two weeks, but it's just a matter of reporting.

It's been 52 days since the first positive test for the coronavirus was reported in Louisiana. Here's where things stand, according to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported 200 new positive tests for the coronavirus Tuesday — the smallest increase in sheer numbers since March 21 and the smallest percent increase since the first case was reported.

Last week, we asked readers of our newsletter what they're looking forward to in a time when it feels difficult to look forward to anything.

The Louisiana Department of Health is for the first time reporting the number of people presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Louisiana continued its downward trend today, as did the number of people on ventilators.

Growth in the number of known COVID-19 cases over 24 hours was under 2 percent for the third time this week, though people are still dying by the dozens across Louisiana.

The latest addition to the Louisiana Department of Health's publicly availably COVID-19 data is a breakdown of deaths by race in 11 of the state's 64 parishes.

The number of known COVID-19 cases in Louisiana grew by 1.35 percent from Monday to Tuesday — the smallest amount of growth since the first cases were reported in early March.

There are more cases of COVID-19 in New Orleans East and on the Westbank than anywhere else in the New Orleans area, new data from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) shows.

This is the most specific look at where people are getting sick since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Louisiana.