Legacy Helathcare in Franklin, where officials learned Wednesday that a resident had tested positive for COVID-19, now has eight cases after five more positive results were reported Friday.
Thibodaux Regional Health System has successfully obtained rapid testing capabilities that will enable the hospital’s laboratory to process COVID-19 specimens.
Eleven new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Mary in the 24 hours ending at noon Friday, according to the Louisiana Office of Public Health.
Louisiana’s federal lawmakers are ratcheting up the pressure for intervention on a behalf of an energy industry hammered by reduced demand and a Saudi-Russia feud.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said it's likely he'll go along with requests from state and local education officials to extend the closure of Louisiana schools to the scheduled end of the school year.