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.

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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.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Louisiana rose for the first time in seven days, according to the latest data from the state health department.

The growth in the number of known COVID-19 cases in Louisiana has held steady at around 2.5 percent since Sunday, April 12.

In an interview on CNN Thursday night, Wolf Blitzer asked Mayor LaToya Cantrell the question on many American and Louisianian minds: "NFL football? What about that?"