LDH releases new coronavirus numbers, 6th death reported

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UPDATE:

Gov. John Bel Edwards confirms that a 6th person has died due to the coronavirus.

The person who died was a 92-year-old Orleans Parish resident who resided at the Lambeth House in New Orleans, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

ORIGINAL:

There are new numbers relating to the coronavirus from the Louisiana Department of Health.

As of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, there are 240 reported cases in the state.

The state lab has completed 597 tests.

13 of the 64 parishes have reported having a case of coronavirus.

A total of 5 people have died from the coronavirus in Louisiana.

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