NEW ORLEANS (WDSU) – Louisiana remains free of coronavirus, according to a recent update from health officials.
The Louisiana Department of Health tweeted Monday that it has completed 11 COVID-19 tests in the state, all of which were negative.
“There are no confirmed or presumptive positive cases in Louisiana,” the tweet said.
As of today, the Louisiana Department of Health has completed 11 #COVID19 tests in Louisiana, all of which have been negative.— Louisiana Department of Health (@LADeptHealth) March 9, 2020
There are no confirmed or presumptive positive cases in Louisiana. pic.twitter.com/hvwctJ1Lip
State health officials said last week that the Department of Health can now perform in-state testing for the new coronavirus, allowing the agency to turn around tests faster.
The Bayou State has remained unaffected since the new coronavirus made its way to the country. More than 500 people across 34 states have confirmed cases.
Currently, the U.S. death toll due to coronavirus is 22.
Multiple governors have declared states of emergency in their territories as cases were reported across the U.S., including in Washington, D.C.