Update: 11 coronavirus tests all negative; still no confirmed cases in Louisiana


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.

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.

Click here for more information about COVID-19 in the country.

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