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COVID-19

When Tatalu Helen Dada called last Friday from the LaSalle Processing Center in Jena, Louisiana, the line was muffled, but her desperation was clear.

“Everyone here, we are at risk,” she said. “You have the officers come in from the streets, they're still bringing people from the streets. So basically our life is in danger.”

Social distancing is hard on a bus.

The RTA has cut back services and instituted new rules to protect riders and drivers but still, as of Monday, 67 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and three bus drivers have died.

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.

After 41 years as an emergency medicine physician. Dr. Jay Kaplan knows a disaster when he sees one. And he knew early on that the coronavirus was going to be bad.

Louisiana’s health department and governor are facing mounting pressure from anti-abortion groups angry that abortion clinics have continued to operate during the pandemic.

The controversial pastor of Life Tabernacle Church, whose defiance of a statewide ban on large public gatherings garnered national media attention, was arrested today on aggravated assault charges stemming from an encounter with a man protesting in front of his Central, Louisiana church.

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.

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.

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