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 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?"

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is canceled for this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Thursday.

The numbers of people hospitalized and on ventilators with COVID-19 in Louisiana continue to drop, according to Thursday's report from the Louisiana Department of Health.

New Orleans is staying at home for another month.

Another 90 people have been reported dead of COVID-19 in Louisiana — 24-hour reported death toll second only to yesterday's 129.

Mayor LaToya Cantell said in a press conference Tuesday evening that organizers of New Orleans festivals should start thinking about postponing until 2021.

Louisiana's elections have been pushed back another three weeks in response to the coronavirus. 

Gov. John Bel Edwards made it official with a proclamation Tuesday.

The number of people reported dead of COVID-19 in 24 hours in Louisiana took by far its biggest jump yet Tuesday afternoon. Another 129 people have died, the Louisiana Department of Health reports.