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Wednesday update: St. John reporting 849 COVID-19 cases

LAPLACE — There were 849 of reported COVID-19 cases and 78 deaths in St. John the Baptist Parish on Wednesday, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. This marks an increase of 1 cases and  1 death since Tuesday’s report. 

St. Charles Parish has 631 reported cases and 44 deaths, while St. James has 293 reported cases and 25 deaths. 

Statewide, there are 38,497 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across all 64 parishes. This marks an increase of 443 cases since Tuesday’s report. 

There were 2,617 deaths statewide as of Wednesday, which was an increase of 21 since Tuesday’s report. The first death in the state was reported on March 14. 

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are 798 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the state. Of these patients, 100 are on ventilators. 

The state is now reporting that 28,700 people who have tested positive are presumed to have recovered as of May 24.

This data is updated daily at noon. 

Governor John Bel Edwards announced effective May 15, the Stay at Home Order was lifted and Louisiana entered the phase one reopening.
Vulnerable individuals should still stay at home as much as possible and not gather.
Under Phase One:
– Restaurants allowed to offer dine-in services but must limit indoor table service to 25% of their capacity.
-Churches, gyms, movie theaters and places of worship can open with 25% capacity.

-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.