Louisiana Department of Health Update for 4/21/20 – Shows No Change

Positive cases are reported by parish of residence. Tests are reported by the parish where the test was administered. Only cases of persons testing positive for COVID-19 with accurate and complete address information are matched and counted.

Points on the map do not represent the actual location of cases or deaths.

*Cases reported include positive COVID-19 tests results from both the LDH Office of Public Health Laboratory and commercial labs. The CDC no longer requires that positive test results be confirmed. Cases are assigned to parish based on the residence of the patient.

Deaths reported include a cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths.

Tests reported here include those completed by the LDH Office of Public Health Laboratory and those completed by commercial labs and reported to the state.

**We are conducting a comprehensive review of commercial testing numbers. These data will be updated upon completion of this review. This does not impact the number of positive cases reported. Positive cases are updated and accurate.

Tests are assigned to parish based on the location the test is administered, not the parish of residence of the individual being tested. Not all negative test results from commercial labs have been reported to the state. Some of the commercial test results reported to the state are from out of state.

***Age information related to positive cases may lag behind the initial reporting of those cases. We are updating data as we receive it.

All information on this website reflects the most current information provided to the State. It is subject to change based on further investigations, and will be updated accordingly.

Case and death counts are assigned to Parishes based on patient residence. Patients may be hospitalized or seek care outside their Parish of residence.

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