Coronavirus Numbers Continue to Climb in Louisiana
114 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Louisiana and that number is expected to continue climbing.over the next few days.
But doctors are hopeful the measures we have taken to keep large crowds from gathering will help stem the spread of the virus.
Caddo Parish has 3 cases and there is 1 case in Bossier Parish.
Dr. Martha Whyte with the Office of Public Health talks about the latest numbers and what she anticipates over the next few days.
To prevent the spread of infection, the Louisiana Department of Health is heavily engaged in priority public health actions. These actions include, but are not limited to:
- working with healthcare facilities with presumptive patients to identify exposed healthcare workers and make appropriate recommendations;
- ensuring all recommended infection control precautions are implemented in the healthcare facilities until we determine that the patient is no longer infectious,
- notifying and monitoring close contacts;
- coordinating with CDC