March 1 LDH update: 408 new COVID-19 cases

Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) — March 1, 2021, UPDATE: The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of positives and will continue to update its website at 12 p.m. each day except Saturdays.

  • As of Monday, LDH reports 430,504 total COVID-19 cases.
  • There are 629 people hospitalized and 91 relying on ventilators.
  • There have been 8,941 confirmed deaths statewide. LDH is also reporting 687 probable deaths.
  • Presumed recovered cases have reached 408,463 as of Feb. 22.

Everyone is urged to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy. These precautions include:

  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoiding close contact with others
  • And staying home if you are sick 

VACCINATIONS

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccines become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered a vaccination.

Limited amounts of COVID vaccines are available at select locations only for:

  • Persons ages 65 years or older in the community,
  • Health-related support personnel (labs, mortuary, pharmacy),
  • Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff,
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff,
  • Community care clinic providers and staff,
  • Behavioral health providers and staff,
  • Dialysis providers and recipients,
  • Home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies),
  • Dental providers and staff,
  • Students, residents, faculty and staff of allied health schools (if not already receiving vaccine or in a plan to receive from their respective schools).

Patients must contact a participating location and make an appointment at the location. Do not arrive at a location without an appointment. LDH cannot make appointments for residents; only participating locations can.

Vaccine Locations

Click here for a list of places offering the vaccine.

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