COVID-19 in Louisiana schools: April 21 update shows parishes with most student, adult cases
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.
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, 265 new student cases were reported April 12-18, as were 52 new cases among adults.
As of the April 21 LDH report, the parishes with the highest totals in student cases are:
- St. Tammany: 2,386
- Jefferson: 1,486
- East Baton Rouge: 1,297
- Lafayette: 1,149
- Ascension: 1,021
The parishes with the most student cases reported April 12-18 are:
- East Baton Rouge: 27
- Calcasieu: 23
- Lafayette: 23
- Orleans: 16
- St. Tammany: 14
- Ascension: 14
The parishes with the most total cases among faculty, staff and volunteers are:
- St. Tammany: 764
- Jefferson: 633
- East Baton Rouge: 592
- Calcasieu: 519
- Orleans: 482
The parishes with the most cases reported March April 5-11 among adults are:
- Calcasieu: 7
- Lafayette: 7
- Ascension: 6
- Tangipahoa: 5
Higher education: See the LDH dashboard for college and university COVID-19 cases here