St. Charles Parish reports presumptive case of coronavirus

Coronavirus precautions are being implemented at St. Charles Parish's institutions.

St. Charles Parish spokeswoman Samantha deCastro issued a statement Friday morning:

Today, the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operation Center received confirmation from the Louisiana Department of Health that a St. Charles Parish resident tested presumptively positive for COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, and is being treated in Jefferson Parish.

Parish President Matthew Jewell has been in constant communication with the Governor’s office as this is a fluid situation.

As of Friday morning, Louisiana has had 33 presumptive positive tests for coronavirus cases, with 23 of those coming in the Orleans Parish area.

Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell are scheduled to hold a press conference today at 3 p.m.

Jefferson, Caddo, St. Tammany, Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Bernard parishes have also each have reported positive cases.

There have been more than 1,600 positive cases total in the U.S. and more than 132,000 in the world.


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