The Louisiana Department of Health issued its 5:30 p.m. update for Tuesday, March 17th. The first case in East Baton Rouge parish has been reported along with a new total of 196 confirmed cases. 531 tests have been performed. There are still no confirmed cases in Acadiana. New Orleans continues to be the hardest-hit area of the state. The next update is due out tomorrow (Wednesday, March 18) at 9:30 a.m.