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Coronavirus cases reported at nearly half of Louisiana's nursing homes

In total, 2,034 nursing home residents have tested positive for the disease and another 403 patients have died.

NEW ORLEANS —

Health officials say cases of the coronavirus disease have been reported at nearly half of nursing homes in the state.

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, cases of COVID-19 have been reported at 201 of Louisiana's 436 nursing homes as of Monday. In total, 2,034 nursing home residents have tested positive for the disease and another 403 patients have died.

Those numbers do not include cases in other adult residential settings. 

“These facilities care for thousands of Louisianans, including older people and those with underlying medical conditions that put them at a higher risk for complications and deaths from COVID-19,” LDH said.

As of Monday, Louisiana reports that there have been 24,523 positive cases of COVID-19 and 1,328 deaths since the outbreak in the state began on March 9. Positive cases have been reported in all 64 of Louisiana's parishes. 

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