Saturday Update: St. John continues to remain steady on COVID-19 cases
LAPLACE — There were 838 of reported COVID-19 cases and 77 deaths in St. John the Baptist Parish on Saturday, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. This marks no increase of cases and no deaths since Friday’s report.
St. Charles Parish has 622 reported cases and 42 deaths, while St. James has 289 reported cases and 24 deaths.
Statewide, there are 37,040 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across all 64 parishes. This marks an increase of 115 cases since Friday’s report.
There were 2,560 deaths statewide as of Saturday, which was an increase of 15 since Friday’s report. The first death in the state was reported on March 14.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are 836 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the state. Of these patients, 112 are on ventilators.
The state is now reporting that 26,249 people who have tested positive are presumed to have recovered as of May 16.
This data is updated daily at noon.
-Barber shops, nail salons, hair salons and bars that offer food service, casinos and video poker, museums, zoos and aquariums can operate at a 25 percent of their normal capacity.
St. John curfew has been lifted.
St. John Sheriff, Mike Tregre, announced the overnight curfew put into place April 1 in St. John the Baptist Parish expired as the parish moved to Phase One under the White House COVID-19 guidance. This removes the Stay at Home order for Louisianans and allows additional businesses to open under strict occupancy, protection and social distancing guidelines.