WRKF

public health

Pharmaceutical company Amneal donated 400,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine to the State of Louisiana this week.

It’s a drug typically used to treat malaria, but there is hope among some scientists and doctors that it could be used to treat patients with COVID-19.

A second person held at the federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana has died of COVID-19.

Record numbers of laid-off workers across Louisiana are waiting for badly needed assistance, while the state struggles to process hundreds of thousands of new unemployment claims. Their lives have been doubly upended by quarantine and financial hardship.

The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana today, April 1.

Wallis Watkins

The Louisiana Legislature met briefly on the last day bills could be introduced for the 2020 Regular Session.

The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana today, March 31.

New Orleans is consolidating its drive-through test sites for the coronavirus. The move is a response to a slow-down in traffic, and the need to consolidate resources, city officials said on Monday.

Diabetes is the No. 1 underlying condition in people who have died of COVID-19 in Louisiana, the state health department reported Monday.

Paul Braun / WRKF

Louisiana law enforcement agencies and prosecutors say they’re concerned that the statewide stay-at-home order combined with the high stress of the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a spike in domestic violence incidents.

The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana today, March 30.

Pages