The number of coronavirus cases in Louisiana increased by more than 400 for the third straight day.
Louisiana Department of Health reported 44,472 total cases on Thursday with 2,874 total deaths, up 19 since Wednesday’s report.
At least 469,673 tests have been completed statewide.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said on Wednesday that while the state is not seeing a spike in cases, there are three regions of concern. He said that cases are increasing in Monroe, Lake Charles and Alexandria due to community spread and congregate settings.
Edwards is slated to take part in a town hall with The Advocate later this afternoon to discuss the state’s response to the pandemic.