COVID-19 in Louisiana schools: March 3 update shows parishes with most student, adult cases

Bonnie Bolden
Monroe News-Star

An interactive map showing parish-by-parish data is at the bottom of this story.

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, 607 new student cases were reported Feb. 22-28, as were 202 new cases among adults.

As of the March 3 LDH report, the parishes with the highest totals in student cases are:

  • St. Tammany: 2,097
  • Jefferson: 1,400
  • East Baton Rouge: 1,150
  • Lafayette: 1,003
  • Ascension: 885
  • Orleans: 846

The parishes with the most student cases reported Feb. 22-28 are:

  • St. Tammany: 183
  • Jefferson: 50
  • Calcasieu: 33
  • Orleans: 32
  • Vermilion: 32

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

  • St. Tammany: 691
  • Jefferson: 594
  • East Baton Rouge: 550
  • Orleans: 454
  • Lafayette: 424

The parishes with the most cases reported reported Feb. 22-28 among adults are:

  • St. Tammany: 38
  • Calcasieu: 18
  • Plaquemines: 13
  • Orleans: 12
  • Jefferson: 10
  • Vermillion: 10

Higher education: See the LDH dashboard for college and university COVID-19 cases here