BATON ROUGE, La. — Fifty-four more Louisianans have died from the new coronavirus, bringing the state’s death toll to 239, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
Increased testing shows more than 5,200 people have confirmed infections, according to the figures, up more than 1,200. That’s the largest single-day spike in the number of new virus cases Louisiana has seen since its first infection was reported March 9.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards gave an update on the state’s current novel coronavirus situation. Watch the livestream in the player above.