The State of Louisiana reports a fourth death related to COVID-19. The Orleans Parish resident was an 80-year-old individual who lived at Lambeth House in New Orleans. There are currently 171 coronavirus cases reported across the state. The highest number of cases is concentrated in the New Orleans area, where there are 116 coronavirus cases.
A third death was reported on Monday, March 16. This was an 84-year-old individual who also lived at Lambeth House.
While older individuals and those with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk, everyone can become exposed to COVID-19 and must be vigilant to protect their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the serious chronic health conditions include heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.
For updates on positive cases and deaths, visit the Louisiana Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage.
Here’s the latest:
- There are more than 184,000 coronavirus cases in 159 countries and territories, according to the World Health Organization.
- More than 7,500 people have died worldwide.
- In the United States, there are at least 5,130 cases in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington D.C.
- The U.S. death toll has climbed to at least 100, with more than half of the dead from Washington state.