In just one day, Louisiana reports 2,700 new cases and 37 new deaths from coronavirus

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said he will extend the state's stay-at-home order until April 30 as the numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths surge....

Posted: Apr 2, 2020 5:38 PM
Updated: Apr 2, 2020 8:45 PM

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said he will extend the state's stay-at-home order until April 30 as the numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths surge.

The stay-at-home order, which allows certain exceptions such as grocery shopping and solitary exercise, was originally set to expire April 13.

The announcement Thursday came the same day Louisiana reported more than 2,700 new cases of coronavirus and 37 new deaths.

Since the outbreak started, Louisiana has had more than 9,100 cases and more than 300 deaths from coronavirus.

The state's health department said about 95% of the new positive test results came from tests conducted in commercial labs.

'While extremely upsetting, this increase in COVID-19 cases appears to be less a sign of new exponential growth and more a sign of a logjam from commercial labs,' Edwards said in a written statement.

'I have said time and again -- COVID-19 is a statewide problem and testing is a vital step towards understanding the scale of this problem. We believe COVID-19 is spreading in every parish in Louisiana.'

The governor implored the public to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

'The situation remains concerning, but every Louisianan has the power to change the path we are on,' Edwards said. 'Think of your neighbors, and please stay at home.'

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 495464

Reported Deaths: 33422
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Kings745537383
Bronx550114986
Nassau493122208
Suffolk486632019
Westchester401311470
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Rockland17685683
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Monroe7111300
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Onondaga5309207
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Broome336883
Oneida2681128
Ulster247195
Niagara2041101
Putnam179463
Sullivan174348
Chemung16403
Schenectady154650
Saratoga130817
Rensselaer108042
Steuben96257
Chautauqua88413
Columbia68038
Ontario64435
Oswego6164
Tompkins6030
Tioga57230
Madison55917
Cortland5100
Greene49018
Cattaraugus4616
Warren45033
Wayne4485
Orleans39354
Otsego3905
Herkimer38710
St. Lawrence3864
Chenango3817
Genesee3805
Cayuga3642
Fulton36124
Washington33214
Livingston2808
Allegany2711
Montgomery2614
Clinton2405
Jefferson2020
Essex1970
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