While flu season has been hitting Louisiana hard, the state really isn't seeing any movement on the COVID-19 front. But that doesn't mean we aren't seeing some folks test positive - especially with this new strain.
Health officials have confirmed a rise in COVID-19 cases in Louisiana. The CDC data shows that in June Louisiana reported a 6% increase, but now a month later on August 2nd, the rate has tripled showing a 19% increase in COVID-19 cases. According to Dr.Fred Lopez from LSU Health, the reported most patients are experiencing respiratory symptoms and fever as expected with the virus.