Coronavirus update: 8 deaths and 347 cases reported in Louisiana


The new numbers are in from the Louisiana Department of Health about the cases of coronavirus in the state.

There are now 8 reported deaths in the state with the latest occurring in St. James Parish.

17 parishes are reporting at least one case of the coronavirus.

There are five cases in East Baton Rouge Parish, one in Plaquemines Parish and one in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Ascension Parish now has 2 cases of the coronavirus, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The State Lab has run 805 tests as of 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 19.

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