COVID-19 in Louisiana schools: March 31 update shows parishes with most student, adult cases

Bonnie Bolden
Monroe News-Star

An interactive map showing parish-by-parish data is at the bottom of this story.

The Louisiana Department of Health releases weekly updates on reported COVID-19 cases in schools, including adults and students.

See how each parish fares.

The weekly reports tell how many schools in a parish are enrolled in reporting, but do not give a specific district or campus breakdown of positive cases.

Across the state, 298 new student cases were reported March 22-28, as were 169 new cases among adults.

As of the March 31 LDH report, the parishes with the highest totals in student cases are:

  • St. Tammany: 2,341
  • Jefferson: 1,363
  • East Baton Rouge: 1,266
  • Lafayette: 1,083
  • Ascension: 998

The parishes with the most student cases reported March 22-28 are:

  • St. Mary: 32
  • East Baton Rouge: 28
  • Ascension: 22
  • St. Tammany: 21
  • Lafayette: 21
  • Livingston: 21

The parishes with the most total cases among faculty, staff and volunteers are:

  • St. Tammany: 758
  • Jefferson: 629
  • East Baton Rouge: 580
  • Calcasieu: 489
  • Orleans: 469

The parishes with the most cases reported March 22-28 among adults are:

  • Livingston: 77
  • Calcasieu: 14
  • Lafayette: 13
  • Cameron: 11
  • Tangipahoa: 7
  • St. Tammany: 6

Higher education: See the LDH dashboard for college and university COVID-19 cases here

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