Louisiana Department of Health

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Health Department: 406 vaccine providers in all 64 parishes receiving COVID vaccine this week

This week, 406 vaccine providers across the state were to receive limited doses of COVID vaccine.
These providers —– including 143 chain pharmacies, 118 independent pharmacies, 55 hospitals, 28 community health centers (including 23 federally qualified health centers, or FQHCs), seven rural health clinics (RHCs) and an additional 55 health care sites — represent all nine public health regions and 64 parishes of the state.

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St. Landry, Acadia bars OK’d to open

St. Landry and Acadia parish bars were cleared to reopen after the Louisiana Department of Health reported COVID-19 positivity rates of less than 5% for the last two weeks.
Gov. John Bell Edwards rules for Phase 3 reopening require parishes to report two consecutive weeks of positivity rates of less than 5% for bars to reopen. If rates rise above 10%, bars will be closed again.
St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard opted to allow the parish bars as did Acadia Parish Police Jury President Chance Henry.

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4th child death related to COVID-19

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is reporting a fourth death related to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19.
MIS-C is a serious health condition in young people less than 21 years of age where different body organs can become inflamed and fail. These include the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.
Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes or feeling extra tired.

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Department of Health reporting COVID-19 cases by census tract

The Louisiana Department of Health on Monday began posting an interactive map of COVID-19 cases by census tract.
The map is part of the department’s dashboard of COVID-19 data at ldh.la.gov/coronavirus/
The map helps answer the public’s question about how close the virus is hitting to home.
On Tuesday, the map stated a number of cases by tract, but on Wednesday the map stated ranges such as 1-5 for case numbers.

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29 dead in St. Landry Parish from COVID-19

There have been 29 deaths from COVID-19 in St. Landry Parish as of the noon Wednesday report on the Louisiana Department of Health’s website, ldh.la.gov/coronavirus.
There have been 140 cases in St. Landry Parish.
For the first time the Department offers a breakdown on race in the deaths from the coronavirus, but those numbers did not match the total deaths given.
In St. Landry Parish, four of the deaths were blacks; 20 where whites; and two are listed as unknown race.
Area parish COVID-19 counts include:
Evangeline, 44 cases; no deaths.

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