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COVID-19 in Louisiana schools: Feb. 17 update shows parishes with most student, adult cases


Bonnie Bolden   | Monroe News-Star

The Louisiana Department of Health releases weekly updates on reported COVID-19 cases in schools, including adults and students.

See how each parish fares.

The weekly reports tell how many schools in a parish are enrolled in reporting, but do not give a specific district or campus breakdown of positive cases.

Across the state, more than 1,005 new student cases were reported, as were 224 new cases among adults.

The Louisiana Department of Health releases weekly updates on reported COVID-19 cases in schools, including adults and students.

As of the Feb. 17  LDH report, the parishes with the highest totals in student cases are:

  • St. Tammany: 1,909
  • Jefferson:, 1,335
  • East Baton Rouge: 1,127
  • Lafayette: 980
  • Ascension: 868

The parishes with the most student cases reported Feb. 8-14 are:

  • East Baton Rouge: 245
  • St. Tammany: 80
  • Bossier: 59
  • Jefferson: 57
  • Livingston: 54

The parishes with the most total cases among faculty, staff and volunteers are:

  • St. Tammany: 646
  • Jefferson: 577
  • East Baton Rouge: 535
  • Orleans: 441
  • Lafayette: 418

The parishes with the most cases reported reported Feb. 8-14 among adults are:

  • East Baton Rouge: 65
  • Calcasieu: 16
  • Bossier: 15
  • Jefferson: 13
  • Orleans: 12
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Higher education: See the LDH dashboard for college and university COVID-19 cases here