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Friday update: St. John holding steady on COVID-19 cases

LAPLACE — There were 838 of reported COVID-19 cases and 77 deaths in St. John the Baptist Parish on Friday, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. This marks no increase of cases and no deaths since Thursday’s report. 

St. Charles Parish has 622 reported cases and 42 deaths, while St. James has 289 reported cases and 24 deaths. 

Statewide, there are 36,925 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across all 64 parishes. This marks an increase of 421 cases since Thursday’s report. 

There were 2,545 deaths statewide as of Friday, which was an increase of 39 since Thursday’s report. The first death in the state was reported on March 14. 

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are 867 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the state. Of these patients, 104 are on ventilators. 

The state is now reporting that 26,249 people who have tested positive are presumed to have recovered as of May 16.

This data is updated daily at noon. 

Governor John Bel Edwards announced effective May 15, the Stay at Home Order was lifted and Louisiana entered the phase one reopening.
Vulnerable individuals should still stay at home as much as possible and not gather.
Under Phase One:
– Restaurants allowed to offer dine-in services but must limit indoor table service to 25% of their capacity.
-Churches, gyms, movie theaters and places of worship can open with 25% capacity.

-Barber shops, nail salons, hair salons and bars that offer food service, casinos and video poker, museums, zoos and aquariums can operate at a 25 percent of their normal capacity.

St. John curfew has been lifted.

St. John Sheriff, Mike Tregre, announced the overnight curfew put into place April 1 in St. John the Baptist Parish expired as the parish moved to Phase One under the White House COVID-19 guidance.  This removes the Stay at Home order for Louisianans and allows additional businesses to open under strict occupancy, protection and social distancing guidelines.